Hi, I have not been teaching for very long and have been given a pgce student to work with for over a term. I don't feel that I have the experience or answers to work with the student, I am not the mentor, a member of SLT is. The trouble is, the course the student is on has taken the approach of giving them two weeks in university and then sending them on a long placement with a weekly contact day at university, expecting them to teach up to 8 hours. My student has very little experience of primary education and the university has given them no training on the basics eg planning, questioning etc. Can anyone give any advice as to the best course of action? I don't want her to fail but need the children in my class to make progress, but the lessons she has taught so far have more or less been prepared by me and delivered by her as she is not ready to do much more, behaviour has plummetted, making it harder when I teach the lessons, and when I do try to explain things with her, I don't feel that she is listening. Help please!!