Formative Reflection on Achievement and Progress

Trainees are required to complete a Formative Reflection on Achievement and Progress (FRAP) where they will comment on their progress against the Profile Descriptors and then submit the document to the Mentor who will discuss it with them and then complete the form prior to passing it to the ITEC for submission to the Partnership Office.


FRAPs are described in our Programme Handbooks as follows:

FRAPS 1 to 4 and the Final Summative Report are the five assessment points where you are assessed against the Teachers' Standards, using the appropriate Profile Descriptor for that phase.  Prior to each FRAP, you write a critical self-assessment of your progress against the appropriate Profile Descriptor using the FRAP form to prompt your thinking.  This is an important part of the assessment and is a key indicator of your commitment to your own professional development.

You will also be asked to set targets for your development in negotiation with your Personal Tutor and Mentor and record them on Action Plans throughout the programme.  For progress to be considered satisfactory at each Formative Reflection of Achievement and Progress you should be working comfortably and consistently in the classroom, with appropriate progress in respect of the relevant phase descriptor.  Opportunities within schools vary, as do rates of learning, and it is not essential for you to have completed every aspect of each phase by the time that the related FRAP is completed.  Areas for further development should be clearly indicated on each FRAP form so that you are given support and suitable opportunities to make further progress.

Your Mentor, in consultation with your PST, will be asked at each FRAP to assess how fully you have met requirements of the relevant Phase Descriptor, and to give a grade for the impact of your teaching on your pupils' progress.  At the end of the year, the University will use all assessment data to calculate an overall grade.  If your Mentor (in consultation with the PST) feels that you have met the requirements of a particular phase in advance of the FRAP deadline it may be submitted earlier and you can progress to the next phase.


The FRAP pro-formas can be found on the Primary and Secondary 'Handbooks, reports and documents' pages

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