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Non-Assessed Placements

Our BA Primary Education Year 1 and Year 2 students undertake non-assessed placements, details which can be found below.

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BA First Year - Initial Placement

Dates: 6 week block - 3 weeks starting 4 January to 21 January 2022 followed by  3 weeks starting 28 February to 18 March 2022. 

Placement Setting: 3 weeks in both (3-7 age phase); EYFS and KS1, and (7-11 age phase) KS2 

Amount Payable to school: £480 per pair of students

Further information

The focus of this placement is to allow the student to gain an understanding of teaching across all key stages through the development of skills and interventions, with individual children, small groups and, intermittently, throughout the placement, with  whole  classes  to  allow  them  to  make an informed decision regarding their chosen path in year 2 and 3 of the programme; to focus on specialising in 3-7 years or 7-11 years. As such, students must spend one half of their placement in one age-phase and the second half in another - with the change-over taking place w/c 28th February 2022. 

The students will require the opportunity throughout the placement to teach in a range of classes autonomously and as part of a team. They will begin to plan, teach and manage children's learning across the primary curriculum with appropriate support from experienced professionals. 

Students will have a series of tasks to complete whilst on placement, but are assessed by the University through presentation of a learning profile of one pupil's development throughout the time that they are in school. 

Schools are required to submit a brief placement report at the end of each phase.


BA Second Year - Non-Assessed (NOT BR@P)

Dates: 4 week block - starting 22 November - 17 December 2021. 

Placement Setting: KS1 or KS2 

Amount Payable to school: £320 per pair of students 

Further information

Usually, two students are placed in the same class and share the planning and delivery of lessons. Team-teaching is encouraged on this placement. The requirement of this placement is to allow the trainees to carry out some whole class teaching and  group  teaching  within  the  classroom.The whole class teaching element of the day will be non-assessed and come from the class teacher’s planning. The students will familiarise themselves with whole school and class planning and assessment systems in order to understand how medium term, short term and assessment for learning feed into the plan/assess cycle for pupil progress. They will begin to plan, teach and manage children’s learning across the primary curriculum  with  appropriate  support  from  experienced  professionals.

Students will have a series of tasks to complete whilst on placement.

The placement concludes before the Christmas holidays, though schools will have the option to retain students for their assessed block placement which begins w/c 10 January.

Schools are required to submit a brief placement report.


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