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  1. What is an ITT provider?

    ITT providers are organisations responsible for recruiting trainee teachers and delivering ITT courses

  2. Adding mentors in Support

    We added a way for Support users to add mentors to a school

  3. Adding mentors

    We added a way for schools to add their mentors to the service

  4. What is a mentor?

    A mentor supports trainee teachers or early career teachers (ECTs) or oversees other mentors

  5. Managing support users

    We added a way for Support users to add other DfE users to the Support site

  6. Adding an ITT provider when JavaScript is unavailable

    We added a no-JavaScript version of the add ITT provider flow

  7. Adding a school when JavaScript is unavailable

    We added a no-JavaScript version of the add school flow

  8. Managing organisation users in Support

    Giving the support team the ability to manage users belonging to an organisation

  9. Adding organisations in Support

    Giving the support team the ability to add schools and ITT providers to the service

  10. The anatomy of a school placement

    Thoughts on what constitutes a school placement

  11. Measuring the success of a school placements service

    Thoughts on ​​service key performance indicators (KPIs)

  12. Experiment 6: Managing school and mentor SEND capabilities

    Exploring how we collect and show school and mentor special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) capabilities

  13. Experiment 5: Managing mentors if you’re a school

    Iterating how schools manage their mentors’ information

  14. Experiment 4: Finding mentors if you’re an ITT provider

    We iterated our second experiment, exploring how providers might find information about mentors

  15. Experiment 3: Exploring how providers might report information about school placements

    We changed our approach from schools and providers adding and finding school placements to providers reporting their school placement needs to DfE

  16. Experiment 2b: Iterating what we show to ITT providers when they search for school placements

    We iterated our first experiment to explore how providers might find information about school placements

  17. Experiment 2a: Iterating how schools add school placements

    We iterated our first experiment exploring how schools might add information about school placements

  18. Experiment 1b: Finding school placements if you’re an ITT provider

    Exploring how providers might find information about school placements

  19. Experiment 1a: Adding school placements if you’re a school

    Exploring how schools might add information about school placements

  20. Defining our problem statements

    We translated our four problem areas into problem statements to give our team and stakeholders clarity and focus

  21. Problems with school placements

    During discovery, we identified several problem areas

  22. Mapping our assumptions

    We mapped our assumptions to understand better which areas of the school placement problem space we should explore

  23. Why are we working on school placements?

    Schools play a critical role in delivering Initial Teacher Training (ITT) by providing placements and mentors for trainee teachers, but engagement levels vary