Successful candidates will be matched with a main placement school. This is the school where they will work for the Autumn, Spring 1 and Summer term. All trainees have a mentor who supports their development.
When selecting a main placement school, we take into consideration the following:
schools that can accommodate a trainee in the required subject
the ability of the school to support a trainee based on the trainee’s strengths and weaknesses
travel to the placement school
any links that trainees may have with schools
The placement school selection is completed in conjunction with the trainee. A taster day helps the trainee to identify whether the school placement is a good match.
Placements for Business Studies for the 22/23 academic year are at George Abbot School, Guildford County School, Fullbrook School, Blenheim High School and Therfield School. This is not an exhaustive list, please contact us for an up to date list.
A second placement takes place in the second half of the Spring term in a contrasting school.
Trainees are expected to be in school before the school day begins and to attend meetings, events and training that will go beyond the hours that the pupils are on site.
On Wednesdays all trainees participate in Professional Study sessions - these predominantly take place in the training room at George Abbot School but could take place in any of our partner schools. They are a blend of face-to-face and remote learning opportunities.
All candidates will also spend one week in an SEN setting, time focusing on behaviour strategies and observe in other key stages.
For further information, request an information pack via email@example.com