Student Placements

Most education-related university courses offer some type of placement opportunity.  For PGCE students, school placements are mandatory.  This page aims to give you some advice about how to get the best from this experience.

Being a Student Teacher

The University of Bristol’s Graduate School of Education have developed this resource to support PGCE students.  It consists of video clips from student teachers and lecturers, covering topics such as:

  • Initial concerns
  • Challenges
  • Working in schools
  • Top tips for survival

Making the Most of Your PlacementTeachers TV logo

Watch the three videos below for advice on how trainee teachers can prepare for their first school placements, useful tips on teacher practice and time management techniques.