Placement problems

1st October 2004 at 01:00
I would just like to point out that your September 17 headline, "Panic over on placements", is incorrect.

As a student teacher, I can tell you that panic is most definitely not over on placements. At the last count, around 40 primary student teachers had not been placed by Glasgow University.

I and many others on my course have missed out on our first week of placement and it looks like we won't be out on placement next week either.

We have been told that the problem is due to increased numbers of students, staff shortages and headteachers not wanting to take us on.

Sarah Ayre Garcia Primary PGCE student Glasgow University

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a TES/ TESS subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


Get Tes online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to Tes online and the Tes app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off Tes Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the Tes online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order today