Work Placement: Zak Lewis

Work Placement organisation: Ripley St Thomas, Academy, Lancaster

My placement involved attending Ripley St Thomas, Academy half a day per week from November through to Easter. During the first couple of weeks I observed year 7 Drama classes and developed an understanding of the teaching techniques used.  After several weeks I was given the opportunity to take warm up activities with the class. In the second term I began to teach using the lesson plans given to me by the Drama teacher, I was given feedback on what I did well and how I could further improve. As time went on, the school asked me to become involved with sixth form drama performances and give them feedback during their rehearsals.  The work placement module gave me the opportunity to gain valuable teaching experience which I believe will make a positive impact on my PGCE application.