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Initial Teacher Education placement providers

Documents for providers of Initial Teacher Education placements

Key priorities for the Primary partnership

  1. Increase student teacher confidence and competence  for TS2 – Pupil Progress with a focus on progress for all learners.
  2. Increase student teacher confidence and competence for TS5– Differentiation including , those who have special educational needs, are disadvantaged and the higher attaining pupils.
  3. Increase student teacher confidence and competence  for TS6 – Monitoring and Assessment with particular reference to how assessment can be used to adapt teaching to maximise pupils’ progress).
  4. Increase student teacher Student completion (and  maintain recent improvements)  on the PGCE University centred and School Direct routes.
  5. Increase student teacher confidence in relation to systematic, synthetic phonics particularly those on the Upper route (including both discrete and applied phonics).
  6. To develop the quality (and perception of) student assessment and feedback.
  7. To action a revised mentor and link tutor development strategy.

Information for mentors, class teachers and link tutors of Initial Teacher Education placements

Generic Documentation

Additional Support Procedures 2019-20 (DOC, 0.8 MB)

NASBTT YSJ Training and Assessment Toolkit (PDF, 0.6 MB)

Planning and Assessment Guidance 2019-20 (DOC, 0.9 MB)

Primary Link Tutor Handbook 2019-20 (DOC, 5.3 MB)

Primary Mentor Handbook 2019-20 (DOC, 5.6 MB)


Primary Handbooks

BA Primary Education

Undergraduate School Experience 1 Handbook 2019-20 (DOC, 2.5 MB)

Undergraduate School Experience 2 Handbook 2019-20 (PDF 0.7 MB)

Undergraduate School Experience 3 Handbook 2019-20 (DOC, 2.7 MB)


Primary PGCE (University-centred)

PGCE Primary Nursery Placement Handbook 2019-20 (PDF, 0.1 MB)

PGCE Primary SE1 SE2 Handbook 2019-20 (PDF)

PGCE Primary SE3 Handbook 2020 (PDF, 2.1 MB)


School Direct PGCE Primary

School Direct PGCE Primary SE2 Handbook (DOC, 1.8 MB)


Secondary Handbooks

Please click here for all .

Briefing Meetings

A briefing meeting will be organised before the start of a placement, aimed at Mentors and Link Tutors.  The date of this will be shown inside the handbook for the placement.  After the event, PowerPoint slides from the briefing meeting will be available here.

PGCE Primary SE1 Mentor Briefing PowerPoint 2019-20 (PPT, 0.6 MB)


Mentor and Link Tutor Development

PowerPoint from Link Tutor CPD Meeting on 16th October 2019 (PPT, 0.8 MB)


Across the year, there will be further sessions aimed at developing Mentors and Link Tutors.

Here is the schedule for Primary Mentor Training in 2019-20:

-Tuesday 14th January 2020, 12.30pm - 4.30pm

-Friday 27th March 2020, 12.30pm - 4.30pm

(Both sessions include lunch and refreshments.  To book on, please e-mail, also letting us know of any dietary requirements). 


Mentor Support Booklets

Mentor Support Booklet - Behaviour (PDF, 0.4MB)

Mentor Support Booklet - English (PDF, 0.5MB)

Mentor Support Booklet - EYFS (PDF, 0.4MB)

Mentor Support Booklet - Maths (PDF, 0.7MB)

Mentor Support Booklet - Moving from Good to Outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

Mentor Support Booklet - Science (PDF, 0.7MB)


TS1 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS2 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS3 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS4 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS5 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS6 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS7 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

TS8 Moving across good to outstanding (PDF, 0.3MB)

Primary Partnership Bulletin March 2019 (PDF, 0.3 MB)

Secondary Partnership Bulletin March 2019 (PDF, 0.2 MB)

Please click here to watch an instructional YouTube clip for help and guidance in using Abyasa Pro.  Please note that this video is predominantly aimed as an SE1 School Direct Overview and as a Guide to Abyasa for this placement.


Please also see the following guides for using Abyasa Pro across all placements:

Abyasa Pro Mentor Guide (PPT, 0.6 MB)

Abyasa Pro Mentor Guide (Secondary only) (PPT, 0.5 MB)

Abyasa Pro Link Tutor Guide (PPT, 0.7 MB)

For an overview of the Initial Teacher Education placement schedule, please click on the following link:

ITE Primary Placements Schedule 2019-20 (PDF, 34.5KB)

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