“I was concerned that at the age of 40, it would be impossible to change my career. Yet now with the support of the TES institute, I have the best job in the world. Working with children and inspiring them to fulfil their own dreams. Anything is possible and life really does start at 40”
"It’s been a really tough year. I got myself into a big hole halfway through and never thought I would make it out – training programme finito! But the ITT Office was extremely supportive, and the Directors of ITT went that extra mile to pull me out. They ensured I finished the course in one piece … just! A very big thank you, guys. You were there when I needed you."
“I'm pleased I chose to enter teaching via the School Direct route. Being integrated into a school and part of the team from day one is real advantage. The training is hands-on and challenging but I feel very well prepared for a career in teaching and ready to start my NQT year.”
“I have found the Schools Direct course to be a very valuable route into my teaching career. Experiencing school life from September through to June on the Schools Direct training course has giving me an insight into the teaching profession that I would not have experienced had I choose the university route. As I now prepare for my NQT year in my new school I feel confidently equipped to embrace the challenges of teaching ahead.”
“My trainee year was challenging but I loved every second of it. Being in school from the very beginning really gives you an advantage in terms of meeting your classes and understanding the school routine. From an academic point of view, having all of the resources online in Hibernia's VLE meant that I could fit the online modules around my lessons and planning, instead of actually having to go into a university to do it.
Being able to meet other trainees once a week at the Davenant was a great opportunity to share resources and discuss what you had learnt, so we were always bettering ourselves and our teaching.”