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					Secondary PGCE at the
  University of Leeds
          Key Issues
Induction – and introduction

   Today – 4th September 2009
   Primary placement
   Induction commencing 16th
    September 2009
 Today’s programme
TIME and room 9 – 11.45 All students to Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre LT 21

SCIENCE              12.00 – 1.00       1.00 - 2.00            2.00 – 3.00

                     METHOD – RS        LUNCH                  REGISTRATION Ziff Building
                     LT 24              Students make own

ENGLISH              12.00 – 1.00        1.00 – 2.00           2.00 – 3.00

                     LUNCH              REGISTRATION Ziff      METHOD – RS LT 24
                     Students make      Building

MATHS AND MFL        12.00 – 1.00       1.00- 2.00             2.00 – 3.00
                     Ziff Building      Maths                  LUNCH
                                                               Students make own arrangements
                                        RS LT 24

                                        RSLT 19
 Welcome
(Graham Chambers – Head of

 Overview – and key issues –
  and Primary Experience
(Sarah Whitelaw - Programme
Key Issues

   What’s the course about ?
   How does it work?
   Who’s involved – and what are
    their roles in my learning to
   Support
   Technical matters
   Key contacts
What’s the course about ?
Underpinnings ………….
   Teaching is not just the acquisition of
    techniques … the task of a teacher cannot
    be reduced to a set of mechanical and
    unthinking actions. Even in the most
    practical situation, judgement is required,
    and the theory of teaching has a bearing
    on practice, even if this is not always
    immediately obvious.

   We aim at bringing together practice and
    its related theories in the structure of our
    course…school experience, method work
    and educational and professional studies
    are designed to bring this about, not in
    isolation from each other but in their
What’s the course about ????

   an integrated whole
   professional training in the
    context of the University and its
    associated partner schools (i.e.
    the Partnership)
   strong links with Partnership
An integrated ‘whole’

   Theory/practice relationships
   Research-based practice
   Complementary expertise
   Complementary experiences
   The trainee as ‘active
Professional training
   University-based
-   Educational and Professional Studies
-   Method sessions
-   Supervision and guidance

   School-based
-   EPS
-   Mentor sessions Training
-   Supervision and guidance
-   Assessment
Strong links with Partnership
   Partnership Committee
   University Tutors
   EPS input
   Training schools
   Method links
   Mentors and ITE co-ordinators
How does it work?

   Year Plan
-   Primary experience
-   Induction week
-   Method-based sessions
-   EPS
-   Serial school experiences
-   Block school experiences
Who’s involved – and what are
their roles in my learning to teach?
   You
   Method and Personal Tutors
   ITE co-ordinators
   Mentors
   Other school-based staff

AND --------
AND -------- pupils in schools
Support – see PGCE handbook

   Skills@Library facility
   Feedback on written work
   Student support network
   School of Education staff
   Black and Minority Ethnic
    student support
   Money
   Staff-student committee
Technical matters - ICT
Computer Clusters
   There are 2 types of ‘cluster’ i.e. rooms with computers in:
   those belonging to Education –one in each of the main School of
    Education buildings; the E.C. Stoner Building (ICT Room 1, Rm. 8.94
    (ECS), Hillary Place (ICT Room 2, Rm G.19 HP). The 2 ICT Rooms are
    normally open from 9.00am to 5.00pm, but may be booked by staff for
   Students log on to these clusters using their ISS usernames and
    passwords, allocated at registration. There is education-specific software
    installed on these PCs, relevant to education courses.
   those belonging to ISS – e.g. there is one on level 7 in EC Stoner.
Using PCs on site and the university network.
   At registration students are given a USERNAME. This is printed on the
    front of the student card and is of the format ed06xyz. Before you are able
    to use the systems and facilities, both on site and remotely, you will need
    to retrieve your initial password. This is done using a special username
    and password, both being mypasswd. Log on using this and it will then ask
    you for your student ID number (also printed on your student card) and
    your date of birth (in format This will then give you your 6
    digit password, which you should note down. If you have any problems
    doing this, please visit the ISS Helpdesk on L10 E C Stoner, above the
    Edward Boyle Library.
Printing facilities are available in each cluster, but you will need to buy credits
    IN ADVANCE . You can buy credits from the ISS Helpdesk on level 10,
    above the Edward Boyle Library, or from any of the large university
    clusters. Printing credits are NOT currently available from any of the
    education clusters.
More technical matters
   Support
   The University of Leeds's Information Systems Service (ISS)
    provides information and on-line support for ICT which can
    be accessed on the University of Leeds website at

   Hardware issues in education clusters - email Hardware issues in
    university clusters – email or phone
    ext. 33333. Software All software required for education
    courses is installed on PCs in the education clusters, some
    is available in ISS clusters. Students may connect their own
    laptops to the University wireless network - see for more
    details. This does not cover the entire campus, but is
    generally available in clusters and cafeteria areas. It is
    strongly recommended that laptops should also be up to
    date with anti-virus software (available free from ISS at and
    Windows updates before they are used to access the
    University network.

   Please plan ahead to allow for access to ISS or Education
    computers and printers just before an assignment deadline
    as the computing facilities are heavily used, and may have
    insufficient capacity for the demands expected of them at
    these points in time - be prepared for queues at times of
    high demand.
Key contacts

 Dr Sarah Whitelaw – Secondary
  PGCE Programme Leader
0113 343 4578
   Your method personal tutor
   Your ITE co-ordinator
   Your Mentor
   The Student Admin Office
   Proformas File
    Contains all documents you need as hard
    copy – this will be given out during
   Memory Stick
    Contains all the generic course
    documentation, including electronic copies
    of the hard copy documents.
    This will also be given out during induction.
   Copies of documents, slides and EPS
    lecture notes are also posted on the School
    of Education website.
What next ???
   Ensure that you check your university email account
    whilst on Primary experience – we will be using this
    to let you know what’s happening, where and when.
   Look at the PGCE, EPS and Method handbooks on-
    line …. Let me know if you need hard copy (email
   Make sure we have your correct contact details and
    term time address – let the student administration
    office (upstairs in Hillary Place) know of any
   Contact us if you have any problems or issues we
    need to know about ……
   See you on WEDNESDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 9 AM
   Meet outside this building at the end of this session
    if you want a campus tour !!!
   Enjoy your primary experience