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Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be job opportunities within the partnership, post completing the PGCE?

Each year the partnership recruits from STTP trainees but of course it depends on what opportunities arise at each school and at what points in the year. 

How much support will be available from both of the placement schools?

Each school is fully engaged in teacher training and has a senior mentor with many years of experience in developing early career teachers. We work extremely collaboratively together so we also have the flexibility to make changes to placements if we feel it necessary. In addition to the senior mentor, you will have a subject mentor who will work closely with you and there will be an experienced teacher with you as you begin to take over the classroom teaching so they can support and coach.

Will I have a PGCE mentor from the University of Reading as well as a department mentor from my placement schools?

Yes. We work very closely with the University of Reading and your tutor will be in regular contact. They will come to your placement to observe and feedback on your teaching and will also support you through the academic assignments.