Great Teaching, Inspired Learning: Professional Experience evaluation
|Cathy Hoven, Joanne Baker
|Centre for Education Statistics and Evaluation (CESE)
|Both process and outcome
The evaluation focused on key reforms under GTIL designed to improve the quality of professional experience placements for preservice teachers. The evaluation found that there is limited awareness amongst schools of the Professional Experience Agreements implemented to facilitate the process of securing professional experience placements. Hub Schools, together with their Initial Teacher Education Provider partner, have introduced a range of initiatives targeted at both preservice teachers and supervising teachers, to improve the quality of professional experience placements. Supervising teachers are progressively engaging in relevant professional learning on mentoring, and are reporting positive impacts on their ability to supervise preservice teachers as a result. The low number of teachers accredited at Highly Accomplished and Lead level means that very few of these teachers are involved in professional experience activities.