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Help please! Where can I find information on....

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by helen219, Feb 16, 2020.

  1. helen219

    helen219 New commenter

    so, I am looking into getting my proper teaching qualification after being made redundant from my current role after a huge amount of years. This job involved working in music education so have 'working with children experience". I've just been offered a place with schools direct on the proviso I spend my redundancy term in class. But, where can I find details of how to plan , what children are expected to know at the end of each year ( doing primary 5-11) , where do teachers find all those activities they just produce, any reading anyone recommends etc etc? Bit scared and I don't want to look stupid in the class or on here !! Thanks
     
  2. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    what does that mean?
     
  3. helen219

    helen219 New commenter

    Because I was made redundant I am not allowed to work for 4 weeks in a manifested company ( education, NHS ETC) and my conditional offer was based on me spending more time in the classroom
     
  4. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    so they are getting a month out of you for free? And what guarantee do you have that they will keep you after that? Please join a union and take advice
     
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  5. helen219

    helen219 New commenter

    No, it's volunteering to get the experience needed for my schools direct year - they made that a condition of my offer.
     
  6. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    It concerns me. As I said, make sure you are in a union. As to your other questions, sorry I can't answer. Ask the school, look at the specification, and the schemes of work. Look in the resources on TES and on BBC bitesize, subscribe to Twinkle
     
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  7. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    It is statutorily against the rules to make this a condition of your offer. I can cite the regulations for you if you like.
    https://www.gov.uk/government/publi...criteria-and-supporting-advice#entry-criteria
    C1.3 final sentence. Gibb himself wrote this to prevent providers making experience a condition of offer.

    And besides, music is a shortage subject. All courses would bite your hand off. Why did you take the offer from this provider over others?
     
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  8. helen219

    helen219 New commenter

    I am doing primary not secondary so I guess they're not bothered about the shortage of good music teachers. I haven't accepted the offer yet as it was my first interview..... however I didn't see it as a problem to be honest. I haven't been able to spend as long as I would have liked in classes and my real,specialism is instrumental music where planning is not as key to everything....
    I honestly can't get paid work for a month in schools without affecting my redundancy and not many companies will take me on for a couple of months of paid work.
     
  9. install

    install Star commenter

    Is it a state run school ? Or is it a free school / academy / private sch?
     
  10. helen219

    helen219 New commenter

    It's a state run school
     
  11. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Absolutely no requirement to attend school prior to the course and it is illegal to do so. I would not be going with a provider who wanted a 'ready baked' practitioner. Smells badly.

    Two more interviews to go. Take your time and be fussy. Primary or not.
     
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