We undertake to place student teachers in the best locations
we can find, taking account of any special requirements they may have. However,
all placements are dependent on the offers we receive from schools to host
students and a complex combination of the developmental needs of each student
and their transport and accommodation. It is very important therefore that you
understand that we cannot guarantee particular placements to anyone.
It is important to note that student teachers may need to
live away from their normal term-time residence during their periods of
placement as placements could be anywhere within the regions of Devon,
Cornwall, Somerset, Dorset, London or Jersey. If placed more than an hour’s
commuting distance away from your term time, registered alternative address or family/friends we
- endeavour to provide you with a list of
accommodation from which you can choose to arrange your own accommodation if
you wish. Please note this is not a University approved list of accommodation.
It will predominantly consist of accommodation where students have previously stayed
and will be well located in relation to your placement. We would expect you to
undertake the usual research you undertake when booking your own personal
accommodation e.g. for holidays etc to ensure that your placement accommodation
suits your needs.
- pay you a weekly allowance to offset the cost of
this temporary accommodation. It is your responsibility to ensure that your
accommodation is paid for, as you have arranged with the provider. Those providers on the list will have been
advised of a recommended maximum weekly rate by the Institute of Education.
- if you select from the list of providers, we
have arranged for breakfast and an evening meal to be provided as an option;
there are no self-catering facilities available within these premises. The Institute
of Education will take no responsibility for making payments on your behalf and
you will need to pay the accommodation provider direct for this service.
During periods of placement you will be expected to arrive
at the school no later than 8.30am and normally to leave no earlier than 4.30pm
in accordance with the professional requirements of the student teacher role.
The Institute offers a travel allowance for daily commute to placement where
the cost to travel to placement exceeds the cost of commuting to Plymouth
campus from your registered term-time address. Once enrolled more information
will be made available to you.
Should you have any queries or questions regarding
placement, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.