STRATEGY FOR SUPPORTING THE ‘WEAK’ STUDENT:

  • Involve the link tutor (support from HEI is essential)
  • Meet with the student as soon as possible to discuss concerns (facilitate student self assessment)
  • Consider and discuss the evidence which has led to concern; give honest and unambiguous feedback
  • Make sure the student understands the nature of the problem
  • Jointly agree a detailed plan of action that contains clear and unambiguous actions with agreed deadlines
  • Clarify the area of improvement needed; identify resources the student can utilise to improve knowledge and skill
  • Arrange for student to work with yourself and other mentors so that testimonies can be provided (this increases the validity and reliability of the summative assessment decision)
  • Arrange to meet the student weekly to review progress
  • Keep detailed notes of all discussions (NMC requirement)
  • Document all concerns in the assessment documentation (attitude rating scales, student – learner contract,