Initial Teacher Training Testimonials
Please read a couple of testimonials from current NET employees who have progressed via the Initial Teacher Training provided by Northern Education Trust.
“This method of training allows student teachers to become a part of the makeup of a department and the school as a whole. In my training year, I became fully immersed into the ethos and values, attending L and P sessions and additional CPD, taking responsibility for whole classes and VMG groups. My timetable gradually built up across the academic year, so I had a realistic understanding of the expectations placed upon me as I moved forward in my NQT year and career”.
Helen Young, trained through our initial teacher training programme and is now an Associate Assistant Principal
“Educate provided me with an opportunity to learn ‘on the job’ in a school environment, learning the systems and protocols very quickly. It allowed me to observe a variety of teaching across the academy and gave me the time I needed to focus on the teaching standards and demonstrated the importance of applying them in my own practice. I had the support and guidance of other professionals throughout the year, receiving valuable feedback along the way. The contrasting placement gave me an insight into how other schools operate and gave me lots of new ideas that I could bring back and implement into my own teaching”.
Dean Cope, trained through our initial teacher training programme and is now an Acting Vice Principal