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Secondary school required to conduct observations of ICT classes

Discussion in 'Computing and ICT' started by BansheeBones, Jan 28, 2011.

  1. Hi There,

    I was wondering if anybody could advise me of secondary schools, preferably in the London area, where I could conduct some observations of ICT classes. I have applied to study a PGCE in ICT and I must complete some observations in order to secure an interview. I do not live in the UK so any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. Hi There,

    I was wondering if anybody could advise me of secondary schools, preferably in the London area, where I could conduct some observations of ICT classes. I have applied to study a PGCE in ICT and I must complete some observations in order to secure an interview. I do not live in the UK so any help would be very much appreciated.
     
  3. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    Do you have a Valid Extended CRB Check that the school could have? If not then I doubt any school is going to let you in to observe lessons, unless you're very lucky.
     
  4. Actually, most schools will. When I looked last year for the same, I mailed the ten nearest schools to me and 2 replied and invited me in.
     

  5. I am unsure of this. <u>Please check.</u> I took a group of Students on visit to see how the company uses IT to make it more efficient. When I asked about other peoples CRB check I was told as long as I was with the Students at all times there should not be a problem.
     
  6. Thanks for mentioning this I will look into getting a CRB check done. I have been vetted before by the Gardai in Ireland as I have taught children in Ireland and have worked with special needs schools but that probably won't cover the UK. I am surprised they have asked me to complete observations as I have taught ICT to children and to third level students maybe it is because I have completed all my studies in Ireland.

    Anyway thanks again for mentioning this as admissions in the university I have applied to have not been overly helpful when I queried them.
     
  7. DEmsley

    DEmsley New commenter

    I hate to be pedantic - but 2/10 isn't "most" by any reasonable definition of the word.
    Having never tried it myself I was echoing what I thought was our school policy. However <u>I'm wrong</u>, as has been said earlier provided you're escorted all the time by a member of staff you'd be allowed to observe/participate in lessons at our school.



     

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