Hi, I’m Emily! I have a degree in English and have been training since September in two different placement schools in Paignton and Totnes. I’m a big reader and I love gaming too, my Switch is never far away!
Why did you want to be a teacher?
After university, I couldn’t decide what job I wanted but all I knew is that I wanted to help people. After trying out a few weeks volunteering in a school, I realised that teaching was perfect – it allowed me to help people every day and influence children to be the best that they can be every day.
Why did you choose Exeter Consortium Schools’ Alliance as your training provider?
I looked at several providers, but Exeter Consortium were the most welcoming during the interviews, and I knew from the start that Dawn, Louise and Sara would help with anything I needed. That support has been incredible throughout the course and makes training a lot less daunting for people who aren’t from the world of education!
Have you found Exeter Consortium to be supportive and welcoming?
Amazingly so! From day one, I wasn’t afraid to ask questions or get advice, and that’s continued throughout the whole year. They always check in to see how we’re doing and never mind us emailing during the week if we need some help.
Describe your time training to teach in three words:
Intense, but fun and worthwhile!
What advice would you give to prospective trainee teachers?
If you want to make a positive difference, and are motivated by helping people, you can’t go wrong! It might seem scary, but you’ll be amazed how much you love it, even after just one day in class!