SCHOOLS : A MODEL OF
ITT PARTNERSHIP FOR
25TH JUNE 2009
Dr Anne Punter, Head of ITT
• Clear focus on a national priority.
• Swift start because clear objectives.
• Nationally coordinated.
• Teachers elevated as the experts in their own
contexts : very empowering.
• Schools preferred HEIs to take a lead in the
• Evaluation report : comprehensive national
10 schools X £900 each
• 200 trainees gaining access to expert modelling
in the classroom.
• Filming allows even more trainees to see good
• All the money was spent on supporting the
trainees’ learning by funding school and UH time
(no funding ‘wasted’ on planning/orientation
meetings and report writing.)
• Simple funding model : easy to administer.
3 June 2009
Evaluations from schools :
– “Enjoyed having trainees.”
– “Provided a direct opportunity for trainees to
develop a wider range of teaching strategies
– “ Small group discussion and time for reflection
after the observations of teaching were
– “Lots of useful questions asked.”
Evaluations from trainees :
– “What was observed could be used to inform
future planning and teaching.”
– “Reinforced and consolidated a good range of
teaching strategies learned at UH.”
– “Saw theory put into practice.”
– “Lots of ideas for activities and resources.”
– “Saw the importance of reading in a cross-
– Integration of LLS visits with taught
programme : a ‘thin sandwich’ model of
– M level assignments (PGCE) on the Teaching
– LMS NEXT??
Evaluations from Ofsted :
– HMI visit on Teaching of Reading : evidence of
enhancement of provision.
– SED : evidence.
Funding for a further year allows schools
and providers to:
– embed the systems.
– use again the plans and templates designed
for observing and deconstructing practice.
– enhance the provision.
– extend access to more trainees.