Meet our Past Trainees

WE HAVE AN 89% EMPLOYMENT RATE! 

We are exceptionally proud of our trainees, learn more about how they found the School Direct programme.

Katie Evans

Trained With St James Infant School & Harrington Nursery School

" I found the course very organised, I was supported thoroughly throughout and the delivery of the sessions was very good. I wasn't sure what to expect however I felt very informed before I started the course".

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MISBAH FURDUS

Trained at Ravensdale Infants

"The lectures were really useful and added depth to the experience at the school.

I enjoyed working with the trainees that have shared experiences and support". 

VICTORIA HOGG

Trained at Portway Infant School

"I enjoyed the specialist visits that gave more in-depth knowledge into subject issues. 

The course consistency & support was great"

LAURA CLARKE

Trained With Pear Tree Infant School & Grampian Primary Academy

"Fantastic organisation from day one - well planned timetable and prompt session start times. Support from the teaching school has been immense, the team has been fantastic, always there to offer a friendly smile".

 

JEnnifer Patterson

See video testimonial here; https://youtu.be/1bpCkk8oi9s 

CHARLOTTE CHRISTOPHERS

Trained With Holbrook School Of Autism & Pear Tree Infant School

"The delivery and organisation of the course have been excellent. Taught sessions have been engaging and have given lots of opportunities to reflect on my own practice & take forward new ideas.  The course has exceeded my expectations this year".

HEATHER WILSON

Trained with Grampian Primary School & Arboretum Primary School

"I have really enjoyed this course and feel as though I have learnt a lot. I would have liked to have had more opportunities to learn practically in other schools.

I enjoyed regularly meeting the group throughout the year."

See video testimonial here; https://youtu.be/I0-GpL-6QfI 

DELJEET SANGHA

Trained with Ravensdale Infant & Rosehill Infant Nursery School

"The course was well organised, clear & engaging. I enjoyed looking around other school & talking to fellow students"

FAITH GILDER

Trained With Arboretum Primary School & Ravensdale Infant School

"Very good communication, I always felt well informed, well in advance of things. Lots of opportunities to share ideas & practice with other professionals and students. Getting together on University days was very enjoyable".

GEORGIE O'HARE

Trained With Portway Infant School & St Giles School

"The course was very clear with lots of opportunities to visit other schools & take good ideas to different people. Lots of practical, real life experience and felt like a member of staff in the placement schools which made me feel more comfortable & confident".

See video testimonial here: https://youtu.be/YF0-3sOvsPg 

SHERYL BUXTON

Trained at Spire Infant School & Alfreton Nursery School

"I have found the course very valuable, it has helped me to deepen my knowledge and prepare me for my role as a teacher. The course has helped me gain my QTS by preparing & supporting me. The university days have been really good & provided me with lots of useful information."

EMILY DALE

Trained With St Giles School & Pear Tree Infant School

"It was very organised, the delivery was fantastic. Communication was exemplary! The course was interesting & informative, I felt challenged and supported. The main highlight was the practical sessions where i learnt new skills".

See video testimonial here; https://youtu.be/I0-GpL-6QfI 

SUMMER HIGGINS

Trained with Hardwick Primary School & Ravensdale Nursery School

"I loved being part of a group which allowed lectures more interactive. The course allowed me to gain experience and the team went above & beyond to ensure everyone got the most out of their experiences."

See video testimonial here; https://youtu.be/kmQCkVn9oBo 

 

RACHEL KOWALSKA-BEST

Trained at Arboretum Primary School & Grampian Primary Academy"

"I really enjoyed the visits to different schools to see different aspects of learning. I feel I have learnt a lot"

 

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