21 November 2018

Partnership Mailing No.3

Dear Professional Mentor

I am emailing to draw your attention to a couple of items for noting/action:

Message from Jane Martindale – PM CPD Meeting – 10th October 2018

Dear Professional Mentors

It was lovely to see so many of you at PMCPD last month and great to get your ideas on how to help trainees manage their workload while on placement. As promised, I have collated the responses and hope you will find the attached document Helping Manage the Trainee Workload of use. This is intended as guidelines produced by PMs for PMs and SMs so please do share this with your subject mentors in school.

Also attached is the DfE document Addressing workload in ITE, released this week.

Both documents can also be found on the Partnership Website page in the resources section.

Kind regards
Jane Martindale

Block A - Review 2a Returns

Review 2a reports should have been completed by Trainee Teachers and with you as Professional Mentor by Monday 12th November. Could you please email a copy of the Review 2a to secondary.placements@mmu.ac.uk for PGCE Core trainees and schooldirect@mmu.ac.uk for SD trainees by 15th November. We are aware that there may be a delay in the return of the Review 2a for trainees who were placed late for Block A, trainees affected by a late placement would have been informed of their revised Review 2a/b dates. Please note that we cannot accept split grades, only single grades (O, G, RI, AR).

Block B

We are currently in the process of allocating Block B placements and will send out trainee names to you very soon. We are short of placements for Geography, Social Science, Psychology and MFL. If you would like to offer additional placements for these subjects then please contact myself or secondary.placements@mmu.ac.uk.

If you have any concerns or queries with regard to placements or partnership matters then please do not hesitate to contact us.