Preservice Teachers who do not meet the standards as outlined on the Cause for Concern form by the agreed review date will have their placement terminated and will receive a Fail grade for the course.
A Preservice Teacher who is deemed by the Principal, Site Coordinator, Supervising Teacher or University Supervisor to be behaving unprofessionally (e.g. unsatisfactory attendance, preparation and/or teaching), or who is compromising the learning of the students/children, will have their placement terminated. Immediate termination can occur, at any time, without going through the Cause for Concern process. Written documentation is critical evidence in the event that a change to placement is to be considered. All parties must keep dated, written records to assist this process.
Should a Preservice Teacher wish to terminate a placement, this should be discussed with the relevant Course Coordinator before any final decision is made.
If the placement is to be terminated the Professional Experience Office Team must be advised immediately.
If a Preservice Teacher chooses to terminate a placement, it will be deemed unsatisfactory and a Fail grade will be awarded. The Preservice Teacher will be able to repeat the placement when it is next offered in the relevant course, if appropriate. Alternate placements are not sought unless there are extenuating circumstances. These circumstances are reviewed by the Special Circumstances Committee.
If you choose to terminate or you fail a placement you will be required to completed a Contract of Agreement prior to undertaking the placement again.
Under any of these circumstances, the Preservice Teacher will be advised by the Course Coordinator to contact the Program Director for academic advice and, if required, the Learning and Teaching Unit, for counselling.