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PGCE/DE Primary 3-7

Trainee Tracking Document (LJMU ITT TRACKER)

Trainees should be proactively engaged in their own development. They should be increasingly more confident and competent at evaluating and reflecting on their professional development and practice.

'Exceptional' trainees will show characteristics of actively seeking mentor's advice and guidance, and are able to successfully monitor their own progress and development.

What is the Purpose of the LJMU ITT Tracker?

The LJMU ITT Tracker contains descriptors for each standard. It also contains audit pages where trainees log evidence to support the evaluation of their progress. The descriptors are designed to provide a minimum expectation (benchmark) in the assessment of trainees against the Teachers’ Standards and are intended to promote parity across the LJMU partnership.

The LJMU ITT Tracker allows trainees to reflect upon their progress towards each of the Teachers’ Standards for QTS as they progress through each phase of their training programme;

The LJMU ITT Trainee Tracker is designed to be used 'formatively' by trainees and their ITT Mentor to track their progress in and across the Phases, signalling where they are at 'that moment in time', in the context of the setting, and as a result of the training opportunities available. It is also used summatively to benchmark progress at key points in each phase.

Trainees will need to:

  • set targets prior to placement, in discussion with their University-based tutor that support their individual training needs;
  • Discuss with the ITT Mentor during the induction period a training plan based on the initial targets and audits of experience.
  • Audit and track their progress at key points during the training matched against each teaching standard and, in discussion with their ITT Mentor, their reflection of their progress for the phase of training
  • Audit and have available appropriate evidence to exemplify their progress in order to demonstrate their level of reflection and progress towards achieving each standard

How ITT Mentors should use the LJMU ITT Tracker:

  • From Phase 2, use the LJMU ITT Tracker benchmark statements 'formatively' to discuss progress towards the standards and 'summatively' at the mid and final review points in Phases 2 and 3, in order to give a fair and consistent evaluation of progress.
  • Use the Benchmark statements to support target setting, particularly during Phase 3 as the trainee moves towards a recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status.

All trainees must demonstrate the minimum benchmark for each standard, prior to the award of QTS.

Download the LJMU ITT Tracker

Further guidance about how to use the LJMU ITT Tracker can be found in the downloadable booklet here:

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