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How would a gtp be beneficial to a school?

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by opeel, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. opeel

    opeel New commenter

    I wondered if you could help me with this question, the pe department in my school have never taken on anybody in a gtp role so they asked me to show them how and why paying to train me up for a year would be beneficial to the school and there department?
  2. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    1. Bringing in some new ideas.
    2. An enthusiastic extra teacher to take classes and run extra stuff.
    3. If nobody trained teachers, where would teachers come from?
    I like to think that I saved more work that I created in my GTP year.
  3. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    I have replied on your other posting but i expect what they want to hear is why train in house rather than take a GTP- you could refer them to the general direction of ITT which is moving towards Teaching Schools
  4. opeel

    opeel New commenter

    As I understand universitities pay schools to take pgce students on, so I need to show the school why training me up for a year would be more beneficial to the school, do pgce students have mentors aswell? One problem may be the extra work a learning mentor would have to take on by training me up.
  5. Hi
    I worked as a volunteer for my school for 7 months 2 days a week as part of TA course. I helped with events such as Summer Fair, Discos etc. This all helped to prove, that once I talked to them about a GTP, that I would be a good addition to the school and could make a difference to certain classes whilst not overburdening any mentors that are required.
    But my deputy and the Head still had to convince the Governors that I was worth the £5k shortfall that the school would need to find plus any time committments from the mentors to help me.
  6. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    PGCE students have to be mentored and if anyone is working as a mentor then they should have the appropriate experience, training and attitude. This is all part of it in fact the core teaching standards include mentoring and support and it figures in teacher performance management
  7. our GTP mentor received a payment on top of their annual salary. also, our GTP student actually teaches classes without the mentor being in the room which means the mentor is freed up to do other work such as supporting C/D borderline GCSE kids, running extra clubs, exam prep, writing schemes of work etc.

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