I've lost the previous thread but guessing it's because we're all so busy. How's everyone's placements going? I'm in school full time now after uni based term and finding it exhausting, frustrating and great in equal measures . Hope you're all doing well. X
I'm PGCE and have been in my first placement on and off since September. I'm already counting the days until my second placement after half term but worked that, like you, I won't want to go back to my first school What is better about your second placement?
Tarrarra, everything is different, there is a much better atmosphere and no odd comments, plus my mentor is a lot more constructive and giving me really useful things to think about and do to move forward. I'm going to speak to the uni and see what my options are.
TheletterZ It seems so unfair that placements can be so wildly different. I had a bit of a constructive whinge at my placement last week and they seem to have taken it on board this week. I spoke to my tutor last week and they pretty much said that if you're not happy on your placement and have tried to resolve it, then they will consider moving you. I don't want to move at this stage, so am hoping that I can improve things by being more vocal (but not too vocal).
cantthinkofanythingwitty I find it all exhausting. Mature student with kids so I haven't half the energy of the 20 somethings!!! :-)
Mijkl Sorry to hear that. Again, it's unfair when placements aren't up to scratch. Speak to your tutor if it doesn't improve. You only get one shot at this, and if you are not finding it helpful then they can maybe move you?