The successful construction of placement learning is essentially a shared process between the different people involved in the placement, namely the practice teacher, student and tutor. In addition, within some placements, there may also be included a link worker/s and a practice assessor of the practice teacher. Where necessary a second practice teacher may be introduced to the placement team.
It is essential that the different roles are clarified at the pre-placement
stage and are written up in the working agreement.
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