Academic Progress Regulations
Should a teacher education student experience any difficulties in the professional experience component of any subject and/or be identified as being "at risk", the Student Placement Support and Review Process (SPSRP) will be instigated
The SPSRP is intended to alert a Teacher Education Student (TES) that his/her performance needs to improve. Supervising Teachers (ST) are to place TES on the review process earlier rather than later only to find that problems are continuing at an unsatisfactory level later in the stages of the professional experience placement.
This process should be instigated prior to or no later than the mid placement review; however the TES can be placed at risk of failure at any time during the placement.
If the TES is placed on the SPSRP during the first week of placement, the school/service may decide in consultation with the University Liaison Officer (ULO)/ Professional Experience Liaison Officer (PELO) and Workplace Learning Coordinator (WPLC) to extend the placement by up to 2 weeks, to enable the TES to attain a satisfactory result. If the TES has not reached an acceptable standard after the completion of the additional time, the TES will receive an Unsatisfactory (US) Grade.
If the TES is placed on the SPSRP in the final week of placement, the school/service may decide in consultation with the ULO/PELO and WPLC to extend the placement by up to 2 weeks or to terminate the placement. If the latter occurs, the TES will receive a US Grade.
Awarding an Unsatisfactory Grade
A TES can receive an Unsatisfactory Grade when:
Immediate termination of Placement Process
Review of Grade
A student can request a review of grade in line with the CSU Assessment Policy.
In circumstances where an unsuccessful DSP or Immediate Termination has taken place, the Deputy Dean will assess and review grades for professional experience placement subjects.
Note: There may be changes to the Professional Experience Handbook from year to year. Please ensure you are using this version to ensure currency.