Record Keeping and Report Writing
During teaching practice there is a clear obligation on the part of the student teacher to continue the day-to-day running of the classes in line with the organisation and methods employed by the regular class teachers. In certain forms of classroom and school organisation, for example where continuous assessment is practised, or where vertical grouping and related schemes operate, adequate record keeping is essential to the success of the educational programmes. Similarly, in systems practising ‘individualised learning’ the need for individual records is crucial. Further, with the rise of assessment and the increased attention given to the reporting of achievement there is a marked increase in the amount of record keeping that is taking place in the school.