LJMU Initial Teacher Education Programme logo

Assessing and Recording-Progress

Procedures and Responsibilities

Trainee Teacher

  • completes lesson evaluations to assess pupils’ learning and their own professional development;
  • prepares for the weekly and review meetings, keeps a record of the discussions with tutors and key issues emerging;
  • updates the targets established at weekly meetings and evaluates progress against these targets to inform subsequent meetings.
  • Regularly updates the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) tracking document including identification of appropriate evidence to support verification of progress.
  • maintains copies of relevant forms in their QTS training and development file;
  • maintains a detailed, comprehensive placement experience file as evidence of pupil learning, progress and attainment;
  • makes sure the placement review forms are uploaded onto the University Abyasa system and places a copy into their QTS training and development file by the due date.
  • Alerts LJMU liaison tutors of any issues in relation to receiving their school-based entitlement.

ITT Mentor

  • ensures completion of a minimum of 2 formal lesson analysis forms and formal feedback on the lessons each week;
  • where appropriate, arranges for a colleague to observe the trainees and complete written and verbal feedback;
  • discusses these and establishes targets and actions at weekly discussion meetings;
  • keeps a record of weekly meetings with the trainee teacher, including any training activity  and a copy of the trainee's targets and actions;
  • discusses progress and assesses the trainee highlighting the progress against the Teachers’ Standards using the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) Grade Descriptors (supported by the professional mentor and University tutor);
  • ensures that opportunities are provided for the trainee to make progress in gaining evidence for each standard, meeting individual needs as appropriate;
  • discusses with the trainee areas of strength and those for development for the confirmation of QTS (CEDP) document (Phase 3 only);
  • completes and signs (manually) the Review Forms by the due date.

Professional Mentor

  • supports the ITT mentor in the completion of formative and summative assessment activities;
  • acts as moderator in the assessment of trainee teachers’ competence, including, where appropriate at least one lesson observation and written analysis;
  • supports ITT mentors in the interpretation of the Teachers’ Standards based on the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) Grade Descriptors applicable for QTS;
  • supports the identification of key strengths and specific areas for development for the confirmation of QTS (CEDP) document (Phase 3 only);
  • checks and signs the Review Forms by the due date.

University Liaison Tutor

  • acts as a moderator for the formative and summative assessment activities carried out by tutors;
  • supports mentors in the assessment activities where needed;
  • supports mentors in the interpretation of the Teachers’ Standards based on the LJMU ITT (TRACKER) Grade Descriptors and the final assessment for the achievement of QTS.
Making an Assessment of the Standards