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Professional Experience Checklists
This checklist is part of the suite of documents for the Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework which
can be found online at www.teach.qld.gov.au.
These checklists detail the expectations of site coordinators and supervising teachers in professional experience settings.
The checklists provide guidance about the focus of these roles during the four key stages of professional experience:
preparing for the professional experience
induction of preservice teachers in professional experience settings
supporting the supervising and preservice teacher during the professional experience placement
assessment and reporting of professional experience.
While higher education institution professional experience documentation outlines the responsibilities and requirements
of preservice teachers in relation to professional experience placements and any specic expectations of school-based
coordinators and supervising teachers, these checklists identify the common roles and responsibilities across all
schooling sectors and professional experience placements.
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Role Ex pectations
Site coordinator
Identify opportunities for preservice teachers to undertake professional experiences in the school
and liaise with the higher education institutions (HEI) regarding these opportunities.
Engage with the relevant professional experience documentation and ensure distribution of these to
supervising teachers, including:
Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework
HEI initial teacher education program handbooks.
Identify and support suitable supervising teachers by:
organising induction for newly identied supervising teachers
organising professional learning activities related to supervision, mentoring and assessment of
professional experience by contacting the HEI for available support.
Match the preservice teacher to a suitable supervising teacher, considering the HEI program
requirements and needs of the preservice teacher.
Sight and retain a copy of the HEI insurance and indemnity details.
Organise supervision and mentoring in liaison with supervising teachers, and ensure the preservice
teacher is notied of schedules in advance.
Supervising teacher
Be familiar with relevant professional experience documentation including:
Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework
HEI initial teacher education program handbooks.
Develop a plan for incorporating  the preservice teacher into the teaching program, considering HEI
program requirements and the needs of the preservice teacher.
Liaise with site coordinator to understand the supervision and mentoring arrangements.
Participate in training and other support provided by the HEI.
Preparing for the professional experience
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Role Ex pectations
Site coordinator
Welcome and orientate the preservice teacher to the school and learning contexts.
Provide relevant school policies and procedures to the preservice teacher including:
workplace health and safety (re and evacuation procedures)
child protection
behaviour management
other school specic if applicable.
Notify the preservice teacher of non-classroom experience arrangements and extracurricular
activities available to engage with the school community.
Sight the preservice teacher’s blue card for working with Queensland children.
Collect the preservice teacher's emergency contact and details form.
Supervising teacher
Provide advice and information on school and class programs to the preservice teacher including:
school-specic curriculum information
teaching topics and planning documents such as unit plans.
Discuss the administrative tasks undertaken by teachers in the school and clarify expectations for
the preservice teachers professional experience.
Discuss management procedures and strategies for student behaviour, learning and care.
Conrm timetabling with the preservice teacher.
Allocate classroom and staffroom space (such as desk and chair) and resources for the preservice
teacher.
Discuss current classroom rules and routines for students regarding entries, exits and transitions
and provide a classroom-specic induction regarding students.
Induction of preservice teachers in
professional experience settings
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During the professional experience
Role Ex pectations
Site coordinator
Support supervising teachers in the assessment, moderation and reporting processes. Meet
regularly with supervising teachers and preservice teachers.
Liaise with the HEI representative.
Ensure the preservice teachers compliance with:
school policy for the protection of young people
school policy on workplace health and safety
any lawful direction given by school supervising staff
acting in a professional manner
meeting attendance requirements.
If required, address non-compliance, through liaison with the preservice teacher, supervising teacher
and HEI representative.
Support the supervising teacher in the identication of ‘at risk’ preservice teachers and coordinate
early implementation of the relevant HEI ‘at risk’ process through liaison with the HEI.
Notify the preservice teacher of any schedule changes.
Ensure the supervising teacher is aware and complies with the policy regarding preservice teachers
not undertaking a sole supervisory responsibility of students.
Supervising teacher
Provide regular feedback to the preservice teacher (preferably on a daily basis), and time for joint
reection of practice. Encourage self-reection by the preservice teacher.
Review the preservice teachers lesson and unit plans prior to implementation in a class setting.
Liaise with the site coordinator in a timely manner regarding assessing, moderating and reporting
using the relevant professional experience documents for ‘at risk, interim, and completion reports.
Identify and notify the site coordinator of any instance where the preservice teacher fails to comply
with:
school policy for the protection of young people
school policy on workplace health and safety
any lawful direction given by school supervising staff
expectations regarding their professional manner and meeting attendance requirements.
Ensure the preservice teacher is not given sole supervisory responsibility of students.
Provide learning opportunities that allow the preservice teacher to demonstrate the specic
requirements of the professional experience. Supervise and model effective teaching and learning
practice to support their professional development.
Role Ex pectations
Site coordinator
Support the supervising teacher in the nal stages of the assessment, moderation and reporting
process using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career Stage.
Liaise with the HEI representative to coordinate the moderation of assessment.
Review and sign the nal professional experience recommendations. Retain a copy signed by all
parties for school records.
Complete and submit any relevant forms and documentation provided by the HEI to facilitate the site
coordinator’s payment.
Supervising teacher
Ensure all attendance sheets have been signed.
Evaluate the preservice teacher, making assessment judgements based on evidence relevant to the
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the Graduate Career Stage.
Assign a valid rating to each of the performance descriptors on the evaluation form.
Maintain condentiality. A preservice teachers performance should only be discussed with the
principal, site coordinator and HEI representative.
Record the evaluation through the nal professional experience recommendations, provided in
the Queensland Professional Experience Reporting Framework, and provide a copy of this written
feedback to the preservice teacher.
Provide verbal feedback to the preservice teacher and discuss the comments included in the nal
professional experience recommendations. Guide the preservice teachers self-reection based on
the evaluation comments and the professional development reection tool.
Liaise with the school site coordinator to nalise the assessment and moderation, including the
signatures of preservice teacher, supervising teacher, school site coordinator and HEI representative.
Complete and submit any relevant forms and documentation provided by the HEI to facilitate the
supervising teachers payment.
Assessment and reporting of professional experience
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