It seems to be a very random process, this prac placement. Some people have already been placed in a school and others, myself among them, are still waiting to hear.
It seems that whether you were well prepared and submitted your application months ago or ring the office to follow up, there seems to be no pattern. My last placement was a year ago and I didn’t find out about that until a few days prior. As for being prepared, there are some things you can do to be ready regardless of where you are going. I may have shared a link in a previous blog about essentials to bring when relief teaching and I think it would be useful on prac to have a ‘grab-bag’. As with a suggested first-aid kit, the inclusions may be altered according to needs. Let’s face it, most of us are likely to be relief-teaching initially when we’ve got our degree so let’s be like the Scouts. *salutes*