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Primary PGCE interview on Tuesday... panicking about 'current educational issues'!!

Discussion in 'Primary' started by anon331, May 8, 2011.

  1. I've got my interview for the Primary PGCE at Worcester on Tuesday and I'm suddenly in a bit of a panic about my knowledge on current educational issues!

    I know about the curriculum review, funding, the talks about changing the entry requirements and standards for trainee teachers, cross curricular learning, reading and phonics tests... I know there's a lot of talk about academies, but that's secondary isn't it? Is there anything else I should be looking into?

    All advice greatly appreciated!!
  2. Trudy

    Trudy New commenter

    Have a look at AFL - this is a biggie in primary schools and with Ofsted at the moment (I know cos they were in my school last week!). What is AFL? How is it used in teaching? - learning challenges, I can statements (MUST, COULD, SHOULD), talk partners, mini plenaries part way through the lesson to check understanding, peer marking, self assessment against learning challenges and I can statements.
    Primaries can be made into academies too, but I don't really know any more than that. I don't know if they would ask you your opinion on schools being made academies - they will probably focus on how you would use your current qualifications/experience in school, what would make you a good teacher etc.
  3. Thanks for the advice, I know a bit about AFL but will look into it more!
  4. GrahamLawler

    GrahamLawler New commenter

    check out https://www.education.gov.uk/publications/eOrderingDownload/DCSF-00341-2008.pdf
    all th ebest with it
    Graham Lawler
  5. Thank you!

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