My fellow WYTA trainees and I have now reached the end of course after nine intense but thoroughly enjoyable months. Our third and final placement lasted for only seven weeks and went by very quickly. I had originally planned to return to my first placement school to complete my training but, due to unforeseen circumstances [...]
I am now well into my second ITT placement, returning to the school where I previously worked as Assistant Inclusion Manager before starting the course. It is nice to be back in a familiar setting, although I have had to make a concerted effort to re-establish myself as a classroom teacher rather than a member [...]
The first half term of the programme has flown by and I am now just five weeks away from finishing my first teaching placement. It has been an intense, challenging but highly enjoyable ride so far; the learning curve is undeniably steep but the personal and professional rewards make everything worthwhile. The first two weeks [...]
In December 2015 I was working as Assistant Inclusion Manager in a secondary school within the West Yorkshire Teaching Alliance. I enjoyed this role immensely but knew that moving into the classroom was the way forward. I had been contemplating applying for the Schools Direct training programme for some time and had enough in-school experience [...]
One of our 16-17 trainees is going to be sharing his thoughts throughout the year on life as a trainee teacher - watch this space!