We aim to place trainees in schools across Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust or in one of the primary schools affiliated with Dartmoor Teacher Training Partnership. We are proud to offer a diverse range of placement options including large schools, small village schools and church schools.
How placements are decided:
We will aim to best accommodate the applicant’s preferences when allocating placement schools. There are 14 primary schools within the Dartmoor Multi Academy Trust. We also work in partnership with other schools in the area. Although trainees are expected to travel to the schools with whom they have been matched, we endeavour to minimise travel distance where possible.
School based training is an important part of our course. During the year you will work in 2 schools (a main placement and an ‘alternative placement’)
Placement Trainee Provision:
During main and alternative placements, trainees will be allocated an experienced teacher to lead their training within the classroom. They will work alongside the teacher to plan, deliver and assess teaching and learning as well as gaining experience in all aspects of primary teaching.
Placement schools also provide a school-based mentor who will guide the trainee towards meeting the Teachers’ Standards.
In addition, Exeter University allocate a tutor to each trainee. The tutor visits trainees in school and provides support for the PGCE distance learning programme.
We also provide trainees with the opportunity to experience secondary teaching in one of our secondary Trust schools.
You can select one of the following locations when you apply.
List of locations and vacancies
Okehampton Primary School
Glendale Road, Okehampton, Devon, EX201JB