Claire Rowlands

Education Administrator, PGCE Secondary, Subject Knowledge Enhancement Courses, Taster Course, PA to the Head of Department

Administrators and Support

Contact Details

tel: 01905 85 5070

Role Summary

As Administrator for the PGCE Secondary course, Claire is the first point of contact for partner schools, and plays a key role in the day to day running of the course.  In addition, Claire is responsible for the Subject Knowledge Enhancement course administration and the administration for the PGCE Taster sessions.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • First point of contact for all school queries
  • Liaising with and supporting PGCE Secondary academic staff
  • Coordinating school placements
  • Arranging for schools to be paid for the placements
  • Preparation and input of timetabling data
  • Overseeing and arranging student interviews. Preparing interview paperwork
  • Dealing with confidential items
  • Answering email and telephone queries from a range of callers
  • Collating of data for Ofsted and keeping it up to date
  • Collating grades in preparation for exam board
  • Preparing timetable for external examiners to meet with trainees and observe them teaching in schools
  • Organising Conferences and meetings
  • Taking minutes of Department meetings, Course Committee, Partnership Advisory Group and Student Course Committee
  • General day to day administrative duties for the PGCE Secondary course
  • Communicating with candidates requiring a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course, preparing a spreadsheet and liaising with Project Finance manager
  • Communicating with people applying for Taster Courses, preparing a register of attendees and liaising with Graduate Ambassadors

Qualifications and Training

  • Change & Me
  • Email Permissions & Encryption Training
  • Introduction to One Drive
  • Information Security Awareness
  • GDPR Training
  • Skills Gym – Grievance & Discipline
  • Demystifying Finance
  • Skills Gym - Managing Difficult Conversations
  • PREVENT Training
  • Safeguarding training
  • Advanced Word training
  • Advanced Excel training
  • Advanced Access training
  • Office training
  • Time Management training