I have worked closely with Learners First for 4 years and I am a Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) for Initial Teacher Training. Alongside my commitment to the school direct programme I am Head of School at Kilnhurst St Thomas CE Primary, having previously been Head of School at Fullerton CE Primary Academy – which is a lead school in the teaching school partnership. I have 7 years experience of being a Head of School and have been in education for 14 years.
I wholeheartedly believe that the School Direct programme is a fantastic route into teaching. Not only giving you the theory of practice, but also lots of practical, in-class experience which helps to build up your teaching strategies and knowledge.
With Learners First you are supported throughout the programme. We offer pre-course information days, additional pre-course school experience if needed, a thorough training course for the mentors who will be supporting you in school, as well as a detailed taught curriculum programme delivered by SLE practitioners who are currently teaching and leading in partnership schools.
Throughout the course you will have access to a bespoke training programme and support where needed. Learners First will visit you in school to ensure that you are receiving the high quality training we expect and that you are developing as a professional practitioner in all areas of the teacher standards.