Section 1 Be able to reflect on own practice
The ability to reflect on one’s own practice is crucial because you can evaluate your effectiveness and assess how well you think you are doing and identify any areas that need improvement or development.
1.1 Take a note of children and young people’s responses to own practice
My placement is working with year 4 children who I engage with well and I get the general impression from their responses to my interaction with them that they enjoy working with me and that I assist their development.
I had written feedback from one of the Teaching Assistants I work with and she has written;
“Juley gets on well with the staff and has a natural rapport with the children”. This evidence supports my own belief that my practice is at the right level and style for 8 and 9 year old children.
One of the more articulate children in my class said to me a 2 weeks ago “I really like working with you Miss. Hickman, you make maths fun”. One of the children I work with a lot who struggles with concentrating for any length of time asked me to help them read their book as I have done on a number of occasions. I asked him why he wanted me to help and he replied “I like how you explain things “.
My responses to any of the children when I sit down to work with them is always positive with lots of smiling and leaning in to me and at the beginning or end of class the children often come up to me to show me something or tell me something about their weekend which demonstrates to me that the children enjoy interacting with me.
1.2 Ask for constructive feedback on own practice from colleagues
For this part of the assignment I produced a document which requested feedback from the Year 4 teacher I mainly work with and the TA I spend a lot of time working with. I handed this in last week and I collected the report this week when I attended school for my placement.
I have included the two completed forms in