Our partnerships with schools provide exceptional opportunities for School Based Work. You will be working within at least two schools during the course and all of our partner schools have specially trained mentors who will assist you in learning to teach. These colleagues are essential to your development as a teacher and will help you to develop both classroom skills and reflective and evaluative strategies. Together with schools, we will provide you with opportunities, training and support.
During placements, Exeter trainees benefit from the focused support of two School-based Tutors: a Lead Mentor who works as an expert partner, and a Reflective Mentor who develops and challenges the trainee's thinking about teaching in ways that can be used to enhance performance.
Placements are of a consistently high quality. Trainees welcome the length of time that they have in each of their contrasting placement schools and the opportunity to craft their skills of teaching. As trainees become more experienced, their analysis of pupils’ learning becomes more detailed, instinctive and timely within lessons.
Trainees, therefore, become highly skilled at critically reflecting on their own teaching and the impact it has on pupils’ learning
Inspection Report 2017.