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Autumn term information

 Please see the relevant section below for information about the autumn term for your PGCE route:

The autumn term course starts with two weeks school experience – Anticipating Practice (see the pre-course information and tasks section for more details).  The term will then include a blend of online and face-to-face campus-based sessions as well as a two-week placement in your first placement school in November.

We are still working on the detail of a specific timetable based on the requirement to maintain a safe campus environment but all primary trainees will experience a minimum of 24 hours of face-to-face sessions on campus during the autumn term, equating to approximately 3 hours per week on campus.  This is based on the timetable offered in 2020/21 and assumes the Covid-19 situation and the corresponding Government guidance at the time permits this.  In addition, there will be a mixture of timetabled online lectures and interactive seminar sessions every week as well as recorded sessions you can catch up on at a time of your choice.

In summary, you should expect to be engaging with live online and recorded sessions every weekday as well as attending face-to-face sessions where scheduled and engaging in independent learning.

The two-week placement will take place during 01 -12 November and you will be required to attend your school setting every weekday unless directed otherwise by the school due to Covid-related alternative teaching arrangements.

During the Anticipating Practice fortnight, you will receive a welcome message from the PGCE team and further details on the arrangements for the first day of the taught course on Monday 20 September. A timetable for the term will then be provided during the first week.  Please note that given the current circumstances, a definitive timetable may not be possible in advance of the start of the course.  However as we are planning a blended course to include a combination of face-to-face, live online and recorded online sessions, we hope there will be sufficient flexibility in our modes of delivery to ensure that it will work for everyone. If for childcare or other reasons, you need more specific information about your expected timetable, you may wish to contact your pathway leader; the Info at St Luke’s team (info.stlukes@exeter.ac.uk) can provide contact details.

Note: We are currently awaiting Government guidance on social distancing requirements for university campus-based learning for next year.  If we are able to provide more face-to-face sessions than that indicated above we will endeavour to do so and will update this webpage with further information as it becomes available so please do bookmark this page and re-visit it over the summer.

The autumn term course starts with two weeks school experience – Anticipating Practice (see the pre-course information and tasks section for more details).  The term will then include a blend of online and face-to-face campus-based sessions as well as a two-week placement in your first placement school in November.

We are still working on the detail of a specific timetable based on the requirement to maintain a safe campus environment but all secondary trainees will experience a minimum of 24 hours of face-to-face sessions on campus during the autumn term, equating to approximately 3 hours per week on campus.  This is likely to be spread equally across the weeks for most subjects at 2.5 – 3 hours per week on campus, assuming the Covid-19 situation and the corresponding Government guidance at the time permits this. However, there will be some variation across subjects in how this is distributed. (Note: some subjects with a practical element such as Science and PE will have slightly longer face-to-face sessions).  In addition, there will be a mixture of timetabled online lectures and interactive seminar sessions every week as well as recorded sessions you can catch up on at a time of your choice.

In summary, you should expect to be engaging with live online and recorded sessions on 3 days per week as well as attending face-to-face sessions where scheduled and engaging in independent learning.

The two-week placement will take place during 08 -19 November and you will be required to attend your school setting every weekday unless directed otherwise by the school due to Covid-related alternative teaching arrangements.

During the Anticipating Practice fortnight, you will receive a welcome message from the PGCE team and further details on the arrangements for the first day of the taught course on Monday 27 September. A timetable for the term will then be provided during the first week.  Please note that given the current circumstances, a definitive timetable may not be possible in advance of the start of the course.  However as we are planning a blended course to include a combination of face-to-face, live online and recorded online sessions, we hope there will be sufficient flexibility in our modes of delivery to ensure that it will work for everyone. If for childcare or other reasons, you need more specific information about your expected timetable, you may wish to contact your subject leader; the Info at St Luke’s team (info.stlukes@exeter.ac.uk) can provide contact details.

Note: We are currently awaiting Government guidance on social distancing requirements for university campus-based learning for next year.  If we are able to provide more face-to-face sessions than that indicated above we will endeavour to do so and will update this webpage with further information as it becomes available so please do bookmark this page and re-visit it over the summer.

School Direct Distance fee-paying and salaried trainees will start their training in their placement schools at the beginning of September 2021.  Your lead school will confirm your exact start date and provide you with more detailed first day instructions.

In order that we can introduce you to the Exeter Model of Initial Teacher Education, the PGCE online modules, our virtual learning environment and the various University services available to help support your studies, you will attend our School Direct (distance) Induction event on Friday 10 September 2021.  This will be in online event and your lead school will make the necessary arrangements for you to attend.  Further details will be provided to you nearer the time.