Reporting responsibility of the mentor teacher
Mentor teachers will report on a pre-service teacher’s performance by completing an interim report and final report. These reports will be sent to you from your pre-service teacher’s online tutor.
The interim report is returned to your pre-service teacher’s online tutor on day 10 of the placement. This is where you assess the progress against each Domain of Teaching. At this point if you have any concerns or would like to clarify anything please do not hesitate to contact your pre-service teacher’s online tutor. They will be able to assist you in completing the interim report and form a plan of action if required.
On the final day of placement, the final report is to be completed by you. The final report assesses the level achieved against each of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate). With the final report, a 1, 2, or 3 needs to be placed beside each standard. This will indicate the level achieved. Please note, any 0 or N/A grade beside any standard will be deemed a fail of the placement. If you feel a 0 or N/A is required, please contact your pre-service teacher’s online tutor prior so they can assist you with this.
Please be sure to give a signed copy of both these reports to your pre-service teacher for their records.
Giving Constructive Feedback
Receiving constructive feedback on planning and delivery of lessons is an essential part of the pre-service teacher development. You can obviously give your feedback face-to-face throughout the placement, however there is a comments section that has also been included on the Assessment Report. We encourage you to fill this section out as it provides a really useful record for the student’s future planning/goal setting.
Relevant National and/or state or Territory curriculum
Students at Swinburne Online use the Australian National Curriculum. Whilst the implementation of all key learning areas is being phased in across all states, it is expected that the students use the National Curriculum where applicable and refer to the local states syllabus for any other areas.