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GTP in school in Special Measures

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by lizdeane1, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. I am currently working in a school, where I was going to do my GTP. However, we have just gone into speacial measures and I was wondering if I am still able to do my training there or not? We are going to be federating with another school that is not in special measure. I really don't want to leave this school as I love it.

    Any advice??
     
  2. I am currently working in a school, where I was going to do my GTP. However, we have just gone into speacial measures and I was wondering if I am still able to do my training there or not? We are going to be federating with another school that is not in special measure. I really don't want to leave this school as I love it.

    Any advice??
     
  3. I'm pretty sure you won't be able to unfortunately. When I filled in a generic GTP application form, there was a clause which stated that my chosen school can not be on special measures. But someone else may be able to confirm the official line.
    Even if it were permitted, it wouldn't be in your best interest to potentially have your GTP training disrupted by the closure of your mentoring school.
     
  4. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    The school would need specific HMI permission to involve itself in any ITT or NQT activity. That said it depends on the exact circumstances of the Special Measures - it may be it only affects a particular Key Stage or aspect of the school. If it is federating this may be the avenuue to allow it to continue training using the other school's resources.
     
  5. Hi there,
    I am doing the Graduate Teacher Programme in Lincoln as of September, and was told that you cannot train in a school in special measures. In the long run it will probably be best to train somewhere else, not only because your current school is in special measures, but also to get some different experience.
    Daniel
     

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