14 September 2018

Manchester Met University Partnership Mailing 2018-2019

Dear Professional Mentor

Welcome back, we hope you have had a restful and enjoyable summer break.  Please find attached to this email:

Training Sessions

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming training sessions taking place at the start of the new academic term. 

                New Professional Mentor training will take place on Wednesday 12th September 2018

                Subject Mentor training will take place on Wednesday 19th September 2018

Both meetings will begin at 4.40 pm and visitors will be able to use the multi-storey car park after 4.30 pm (ticket purchase will be required up until 5.00 pm).

The format of the training sessions will be different from previous years.  Professional and Subject Mentors will be directed to the Partnership website to watch short podcasts, these can be found in the Resources section on the Partnership Webpage https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/stepd/partnerships . The podcasts listed below should be viewed prior to the meetings if possible and will take just over an hour to watch all six.  The podcasts will cover some of the more procedural aspects of the SM and PM roles that we do not have time to cover in detail in the meetings. 

Subject Conference 1 (SMC1​) is a combined event with Subject Mentor training on Wednesday 19th September. The SMC1 meetings are face-to-face meetings in all subjects. New Subject Mentors who are supervising trainees for the Induction/Block A phase must attend.

To sign up for the new Professional Mentor and Subject Mentor training meetings please register your attendance using the following link https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/stepd/partnerships/ you will find this at the bottom of the webpage under ‘Upcoming Events’

We will send a reminder email a couple of days prior to the training sessions confirming timings/room details.

Induction/Block A placements

Trainee teachers will begin the course on Thursday 6th September 2018, the Induction/Block A phase will begin on the Monday 24th September.  If you have agreed to have trainees for this placement then we will contact you after the 6th September to confirm Induction/Block A subject take-up.  Trainee names will be sent to you very soon after.  Please note that we are unable to send Trainee Information Forms (TIFs) due to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the trainee MMU email address will be given to you.

If you have not made any placement offers for Induction/Block A then please ring the Placements Team on 0161 247 6422/3655. Co-ordinators are placing trainees according to the offers made last term, if you are aware of any changes then please ring to let us know.  We are very short of placements for MFL (French/German/Spanish), Mandarin, Geography, Social Science and Psychology.  If you are able to accommodate extra trainees for these subjects, either individually or as a pair, or make an additional offer then please contact us.

We look forward to working with your school for 2018-2019, if you have any queries or you are able to offer additional placements then please do not hesitate to contact the Placements Team.