New bursaries for trainees starting with you in September 2014
Deadline for Local Authorities: 16 May 2014.
Don't miss out on a trainee for 2014-15.
Click here for a proforma email to pledge funding and join the list
Bursaries pledged as at 19th May: 78 (Quota exceeded)
Important! Click here to read the professional placement requirements
Click here to see the list of Local Authorities that have pledged new bursary funding to date
Click here for a list of Inner and Outer London Local Authorities. Please note that all trainees should choose at least 1 placement based outside of London and that no trainee should choose more than 3 placements based in inner London.
Continuing Bursaries - for trainees staying with you in 2014-15
To confirm continuing Year 3 placements click here for a proforma email. The deadline for receipt is 4 April 2014.
Click here to see the list of confirmed placements
SEEL Placement Panel meeting matches trainees to Placements
PDs informed of provisional Placement Panel matches and PDs inform trainees (who are required to keep the information confidential until confirmed) to check for errors. Notification of any substantive errors to SEEL Lead by 9 June 5.00pm
PEPs informed by UCL of trainees matched by the Placement Panel allocation to their Services, cc PDs who will confirm to trainees.
13/06/2014 to 20/06/14
SEEL trainees write to PEPs introducing themselves.
Payment of Southampton invoices by LAs (payment for all or part of the bursaries requested for 2014-15 may be made from 06/12/13. 30th June is the deadline for payment of the 2014-15 invoice except where an arrangement has been made for 07/12 of the amount to be paid by 30th June 2014 and 05/12 by 30th April 2015.
Additional Information for Services
The SEEL Placements time line below summarises all aspects of the process and when they will occur this year.
Matching of new trainees to placements in LAs providing bursaries will be carried out by a Panel of 6 PEPs chaired by Harriet Martin, PEP Luton and member of the SEEL Consortium Executive Committee on 4th June 2014. The matching is carried out strictly on the published criteria, trainees are identified only by the code number assigned to them by the NCTL. Placement Panel members have no knowledge about the trainee's name, gender or the university where they are training. For information about the Placement Panel process and criteria click here.
All placements requested are initially for ONE year. However with trainee and local authority agreement, and assuming funding is available for a bursary, the placement may continue into year 3. This arrangement does not apply to trainees from the University of Southampton which operates a two placement model with trainees having one placement in Year 2 and a contrasting one in Year 3.
Additional Information for Trainees
Matching of new trainees to placements in LAs providing bursaries will be carried out by a Panel of 6 PEPs chaired by Harriet Martin, PEP Luton and member of the SEEL Consortium Executive Committee on 4th June 2014. For information about the Placement Panel process and criteria click here.
Click here for a copy of the trainee preference form that SEEL trainees from the UK will be asked to complete in order to express your preferences for the available placements, and to ask the panel to consider any relevant circumstances relating for example to medical conditions affecting your ability to drive. The available placements are listed on the website, together with information about whether use of a car/other independent means of transport for the placement is essential, desirable, etc. In all but a few inner city services, and for individuals who have a disability that precludes driving, EP services in the UK are organised on the basis of car use by team members. Outside central London there is an expectation of independent travel around schools and other sites on placement, so it is desirable to have use of a car on placement days.
The Placement Panel will operate completely independently, matching trainee placements strictly in accordance with the published criteria, and the information you provide in relation to them. There is no scope for lobbying of panel members and any such communication, by you or on your behalf, with members of the Placement Panel would constitute unprofessional behaviour and trigger course disciplinary processes.
Each trainee undertaking a bursary placement in 2014-15 will receive a bursary of £15k and a contribution towards travel/books, usually of £500, but with some additional funds being available to each programme to support trainees who incur particular travel costs associated with placement.
Click here to access the SEEL statement on professional placements
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SEEL Bursary Placements Portal
This webpage has been set up as a portal for Local Authorities wishing to pledge bursary placements for SEEL consortium trainees in 2014-15.
It is divided into sections - please click on the relevant links to access: