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  1. Adding date of birth to the ‘Add mentor’ flow

    We updated the ‘Add mentor’ flow to include the date of birth when searching for a teacher to improve information security

  2. Service error pages

    We added error pages shown when a page is not found or when there is a problem with the service

  3. Managing an ITT provider’s partner schools in Support

    We added a way for support users to manage partner schools on behalf of ITT providers

  4. Managing a school’s partner providers in Support

    We added a way for support users to manage partner ITT providers on behalf of placement schools

  5. Managing partner schools if you’re an ITT provider

    We added a way for ITT providers to manage their partner schools

  6. Managing partner providers if you’re a school

    We added a way for placement schools to add their partner ITT providers

  7. Collecting feedback about the service

    We added a feedback page to the service

  8. User research round 2 findings

    Testing the ‘Find placements’ journey with ITT providers

  9. Viewing partner school placements

    Exploring how we might show partner school placements to ITT providers

  10. Finding new school placements

    Exploring how ITT providers might find new school placements for their trainees

  11. User research round 1 findings

    Testing the ‘Add mentor’ and ‘Add placement’ journeys with school users

  12. Adding placements if you belong to a school

    Based on our learnings from Alpha, we continued exploring how schools might add placements to the service

  13. What is an ITT provider?

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

  14. Adding mentors in Support

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

  15. Adding mentors

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

  16. What is a mentor?

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

  17. Managing support users

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

  18. Adding an ITT provider when JavaScript is unavailable

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

  19. Adding a school when JavaScript is unavailable

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

  20. Managing organisation users in Support

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

  21. Adding organisations in Support

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

  22. The anatomy of a school placement

    Thoughts on what constitutes a school placement

  23. Measuring the success of a school placements service

    Thoughts on ​​service key performance indicators (KPIs)

  24. Experiment 6: Managing school and mentor SEND capabilities

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

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

    Iterating how schools manage their mentors’ information

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

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

  27. 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

  28. 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

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

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

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

    Exploring how providers might find information about school placements

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

    Exploring how schools might add information about school placements

  32. Defining our problem statements

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

  33. Problems with school placements

    During discovery, we identified several problem areas

  34. Mapping our assumptions

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

  35. 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