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Year 6 GPSA update

Well it's been a busy year so far but now that the term has ended it's time once again to reflect on the successes and the challenges of the year that has passed, and start preparing for the next academic term starting in August. 

The students consistently feedback how much they value time spent consulting in their own clinics, under your expert supervision. Until now there hasn't been a requirement on how many of these clinics students should be doing, and as a result, the student experience is often quite varied across practices. This is why, for the next year, I have produced an 'Essential GPSA guide' that sets out minimum requirements for the attachment which includes a minimum number of independent clinics that students should have across the 3 weeks. If space is an issue in your practice, look out in the next Teacher's Guide for the 'Making teaching work for you and your student apprentice' guide which will contain creative tips to help you the make the most of the space you already have in the practice. 

Please do get in touch with me directly if you have any concerns or questions regarding the course, and my thanks to you as always for your commitment and dedication to producing high quality learning experiences for our students. 


Sian Powell
Year 6 GPSA Course Lead

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