The placements workstream facilitated discussions regarding placements best practice in Shrewsbury this month. Workstream leads, Donna Chapman (Shropshire Council) and Rachel Hek (University of Birmingham) worked with Consultant Social Worker Maria Day (West Midlands Teaching Partnership) to arrange a full day workshop, inviting practitioners, placement co-ordinators, HEIs and employers to discuss placements.
The workshops looked at topics such as placement application forms, processes and student expectations, in addition to discussing shadowing, integrated placements, QPAL and marginal/failing students.
The discussions will culminate in a best practice guide for placements, which will be created to strengthen placement processes across the Teaching Partnership. Please check our website for further news on the guide.