Supporting BAME student teachers through enhanced placement allocation and mentoring support
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities (SSH)
Department of Teacher Education (TEd)
Through a combination of mentoring and tailored placement allocation/advice, the project aimed to encourage reduce the time taken to complete placements and/or interrupt or withdraw from their placements. This was done through the implementation of two interventions: a mentoring scheme and a placement allocation and selection. The project outcomes have resulted in the department’s Placement Policy being updated. A number of changes have been made in order to better support BAME students whilst on placement, e.g. early visits, rapid evaluations. In addition to this, a BAME mentoring scheme for BA teacher educations routes has been implemented from September 2018.
Placement policy changes are replicable and compliant with the new general equality duty which was introduced in April 2011.
For further information contact the project lead David Owen, firstname.lastname@example.org