I really enjoyed my placement year as a trainee teacher. It gave me a great idea about teaching as a career and about teaching at disadvantaged schools in particular. They made an effort to make us feel valued as participants. The role involved teaching on a reduced timetable at the school that I was assigned to, observation of lessons an the completion of a PGCE. All in all, it was a very full on year.
I enjoyed my placement year very much - it gave me a good idea about teaching as a profession and in a state school in particular. There was a lot of networking and socialising with employees in schools across the country. Most participants were like minded in the sense that we all wanted to start out or continue our careers in teaching and this enabled everyone to share ideas and good practice with each other.