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For those taking the Post Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), the
teaching practice environment can be a daunting one. Trainee teachers need
to adjust to the demands of a new workplace and a complex professional role.
They are faced with a range of potentially challenging interactions with pupils,
parents and staff colleagues. The profession requires a rapid mastery of
multiple roles such as delivering subject knowledge in well-planned lessons,
preparing schemes of work and pastoral duties.