Why do you want to be a teacher?
It sounds cheesy and cliched, but genuinely so that I can make a difference! Primary school is some of the most formative, important years of a child’s life and if I can be there to help them learn and navigate those then I will have helped. Also, like a lot of people, I was also inspired by some amazing teachers that I had at primary school who made learning fun and accessible and I want to be that person for other children.
What qualities do you have that you think will help you be in the teaching profession?
Flexibility – you have to be able to adapt plans at a moment’s notice! Resilience – you’ll be tired and there will be lessons that are hard but you have to keep going. Empathetic – there will be circumstances outside of the classroom that will affect the children that you teach and you might need to be a good listener for them.
Why did you choose Exeter Consortium Schools’ Alliance as your training provider?
I chose Exeter Consortium because of the really friendly vibe that it gave off. From the first email correspondence after I had applied and throughout the interview process I felt completely supported and like the team really care about every trainee that they have and their journey to become a teacher.
Have you found Exeter Consortium to be supportive and welcoming?
Absolutely! The course leaders have been so supportive in making sure that we are getting everything that we need from the course to make us the best teachers possible. Everyone on the course including the staff and also fellow students have been very welcoming and it’s a very supportive environment where trainees are all swapping advice and looking out for each other.
Describe your time training to teach in three words:
Rewarding, enlightening and fast-paced!