You know when they say that time goes fast? Well, I don't know exactly who they are, but they aren't wrong. Time is still something I am settling into here, but it is already starting to go too quickly in ways. I think this is because the work pace in the Netherlands is so different to what I am used to back home. Instead of having a lot of work here all at once, it is very much about pacing things across the weeks into smaller assignments with some bigger assignments which are a product of those at the end. But more on that in a second.
If you’ve accepted a firm offer of a place on a teacher training programme, there are some important things you’ll need to do now.
Conditions to meet?
Even if your offer is unconditional, you may still have to meet some non-academic requirements, like a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. or declaration of criminal convictions. You’ll be told what these conditions are, but if you’re unsure, contact the training provider as soon as possible to confirm.
Do you need to send proof?
If you’ve met all the academic requirements in full, you may need to provide the training provider with proof. Make sure you do so as soon as possible, to avoid any delays when the training programme starts. It’s best to keep copies of everything you send to the training provider, and when you sent it, as a record in case anything goes missing.
So, now you’ve found the programme and provider you’re interested in, the next step is to register for a UCAS Teacher Training programme. It’s a short process which will ask you for basic information such as your name, address, and date of birth. You need to provide a valid email address as this will...
For centuries teachers have taught the way they themselves were taught, or followed fads, fashions, and government initiatives. But this is changing. Over the last few decades researchers have rigorously trialled hundreds of thousands of teaching methods in real classrooms with real teachers. Some teaching methods, have been found to almost double the rate at which students learn.
As a consequence, teachers are taking back control of their own practice, and improving students’ achievements markedly. Why not come and join this revolution, transform the teaching profession, and make a huge difference to your students’ life chances?
Here’s just one of many methods that have done really well in classroom trials. Why do you think is it so effective? Students are warned of the process before they start.
Students answer questions and put their name on their work.
They hand these in, and you give them out to other students...
So, you’ve accepted a conditional offer, what happens now? Here are three important things you need to know:
You’ve been offered a place… as long as you meet some conditions. You may be waiting for the results of your degree, or have been asked to meet some non-academic requirements including a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or declaration of criminal convictions. You’ll be told what these conditions are.
If the training provider has asked you provide proof of your qualifications or experience, make sure you do so as soon as possible, to avoid any delays when the training programme starts. It’s best to keep copies of everything you send to the training provider, and when you sent it, as a record in case anything goes missing.
If you’re not sure what you need to do to meet your conditions, or if you’re not clear what they mean, contact the training provider as soon as possible to get an answer. If you’ve accepted a conditional offer...
Name: Peter Oboko
Course: Architecture student at London South Bank University (LSBU)
Alongside his studies, Peter has started his own specialist printing business for architecture students with the support of LSBU's Enterprise Team.
Why did you choose to study architecture?
I have always been fascinated with the mechanics of a building; how it has been put together, the thoughts and inspiration behind it, and how certain materials are formed and shaped to fit the building. Virtually all of the paintings and artwork I completed in school and college reflect the obsession I have with buildings. I also wrote various essays about the futurists, vorticism and other movements that embodied architecture. I see some buildings as a signature left by the architect for the whole world to see. Even the smallest of structures makes a difference to the surrounding area.
There have been many changes to education for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in the last few years. The 2014 ‘The Children and Families Act’ brought a clear expectation that most pupils with SEND would be taught in a mainstream school, and that every teacher is a teacher of SEND. This is all rather daunting for new teachers and NQTs.
As a trainee teacher or NQT, you will be aware there is very little training out there to prepare you for the challenges you face in the classroom. I suggest you read around these five main areas of special challenges that you are likely to find in your classroom:
1. Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC)
The first thing to remember is that no two children with special needs are alike. They may share the same label or diagnosis but they may present themselves and behave very differently in the classroom. For example, Autism, including Asperger’s syndrome is a huge spectrum...
Teens and their parents waiting for GCSE exam results on Thursday (Aug 24, 2017) are being urged not to panic as the UK’s only specialist ‘pop-up’ exam helpline for students is open for them first thing on the morning of results day.
The Exam Results Helpline (0808 100 8000) is a specially-formed team of expert UK careers advisors who come together at the UCAS head office in Cheltenham once a year for the sole purpose of helping young people who receive unexpected exam results.
Created nearly three decades ago and funded by the Department for Education, the...
According to the latest Graduate Careers Survey, an increasing number of 2017 graduates are intending to continue into postgraduate education rather than look for graduate employment. The survey of over 21,000 students shows that the number intending to remain at university to do a postgraduate course has risen to 26% - the first increase in postgraduate applications in over seven years.
Why study postgraduate?
You may be one of the many students considering postgraduate study to help you stand out to potential employers. It’s a big...
Saying goodbye is always hard. It isn't my forte and yet in the past few weeks, I have found myself saying more goodbyes than I've been able to keep up with. Whether it be to those people I became friends with through Halle or the family I have always been so lucky to have, with each day and each goodbye comes a little bit more heart break. It's one of the only things I dislike about new opportunities and the need to move on because it means letting go of all the good things which have already been.
Today was my last day in England for another 4 months and I'm not quite sure how I feel about that yet. Leaving home, whilst not the most ceremonious of things now that I have done it a few times, makes me miss my childhood and the times when home was just one place that stood stock still. I miss when time ran into time which ran into time, and I was able to chase years whilst staying in the...