the entitlement to an Industrial Placement on Friday during PS1 and 2;
subject application (the focus of Friday subject sessions) is accommodated by an extra Monday evening session and with an increased focus by school mentors;
Health & Safety accreditation by additional course
Examination Board inputs on assessment.
Additionally there was Strand 2 provision in Engineering, CBE, C&M, S,H&D, and IT in 08-09 and this training model includes a half day industrial placement in PS1&2 and experience of Diploma teaching during TE2.
Induction Week: half day input to introduce Diplomas and how they fit into the secondary curriculum. Strand 1 opt into Strand 2. 1 day input on Diploma specifics, the specification and how one authority operates Diploma provision
PS1 industrial placement (S2&3)
Review Week 1: S2&3 whole day input on PLTS and IAG, half day for S1
PS2 input by strand leaders on Functional Skills, linked to SPY subject (S1,2&3)
PS2 industrial placement (S2&3)
Reading Week: S2&3 whole day input by exam board on assessment and related activities, this is Diploma line specific
To maximise employer engagement, the whole Diploma requirement for applied learning should be aligned with existing work experience related practices in a geographically small region.
ITT provision linked with Sunderland Futures and the EBP to find appropriate trainee teacher placements (strand 2 & 3) with the aim of encouraging employer familiarity with Diplomas through working with adults as well as students .
Strand 2 trainees all placed with TDR for the second year
Strand 2 trainees all have the experience of a ‘serial’ placement teaching Engineering Diploma in either their school or in the Sunderland Skill centres as part of TE2. This requires a new cooperation with mainstream teaching placements
Strand 3 trainees teach Diploma Engineering whenever possible as part of their TE1&2 placements. Sunderland based trainees go with their students to the Skill Centre and teaching mixed classes, often with another trainee. In TE2 strand 2 trainees will also be involved.
From each placement with industry, the trainee teachers are expected to develop the following outcomes:
a pen portrait of the company and its commercial/industrial activities;
a Case Study of some key employees of the company with details of roles/responsibilities, entry qualifications, and relevant experience;
the outline of an ‘industry specific’ project which could be completed by school/college students as part of their Diploma studies, in their own school/college with the support of teachers and perhaps occasional input from company employees. This project to be developed with the placement company approval and may be expected to be further refined in subsequent placements.
These Industrial Placement outcomes/materials were submitted electronically to the University VLR.
2 C&M trainees were employed to draw all the materials together into a Diploma production cd. Materials are available on the cd in both pdf ‘glossy’ style and in word format so that teachers can cut and paste materials to produce customised teaching materials.
Cd distributed to all employers who were involved and to all trainees who contributed materials.
It will also be distributed to Diploma line planning groups and other interested parties
We continue to work with Sunderland Futures to develop Diploma teaching materials to support applied learning in Diploma teaching.