I joined St Bede's in September 2015 after graduating from the University of Liverpool with a first class degree in Maths and Business.
I chose St Bede's for its outstanding reputation and the high quality support and guidance I knew I would receive throughout the year. I also decided to choose School Direct as my route into teaching since you are in the classroom from the first day and getting the invaluable experience of working with the children. I also experienced a whole year in schools rather than short placements which made me feel more prepared for starting my NQT year as I knew what to expect.
Throughout the year I learnt a lot about teaching. I learnt how to manage difficult behaviour, stretch and challenge the most able and support those with additional needs. I enjoyed working with a range of classes where I could implement the strategies that I learnt in school and at SCITT, and watching the students enjoy my lessons.
I am now completing my NQT year at St Bede’s, and I know that I am in a department, and school, which will continue to support and challenge me.