Branwen Bingle is a Senior Lecturer in primary Initial Teacher Education (ITE) at the University of Worcester. Always a committed mentor of students in the classroom, Branwen moved from primary teaching into ITE in 2008. She has been a supply teacher and support assistant for Service Children’s Education; a basic skills tutor working with adults in the military; a private day nursery teacher working with 3 & 4 year olds; a Secondary English teacher working across KS3 and 4, including the teaching of GCSE; and a subject leader for Literacy in two middle schools. In addition to supporting undergraduate and PG trainees, she is currently working on doctoral research into children’s literature and its potential influence on professional identity construction/aspiration.
A Guide to Outstanding Placements
An essential companion for all primary trainee teachers, whatever their training route,focusing on the school-based experience. It provides both practical strategies and opportunities for reflection, so trainees are challenged to critically evaluate their learning in order to improve attainment.
Essential reading for your year as a primary newly qualified teacher (NQT), providing support through advice, reassurance and practical strategies, and encouraging you to critically reflect on your experiences to get the most from your induction period.