What is your background?
I worked for 16 years in the hospitality industry and I wanted to change my career as I didn’t enjoy the sector I was in for so long. As I had studied the French language at university and I had some experience in education as I worked for 2 years as a Cover Supervisor in a school, I decided to go into teaching.
Why did you decide to teach?
I always loved working in a school as teaching assistant, volunteer and cover. The natural path was to become a teacher. As French native speaking, I have a real passion for languages and it seems natural to teach my language to English students.
What do you enjoy about teaching?
Being helpful and supporting students, being part a team to help students to achieve the best of their potential.
Every day you have a different day. You have a positive impact and inspire the students to be the best version of themselves.
Why did you choose the School Centred Initial Teacher Training route and the Cheshire East SCITT?
I chose the School Centred Initial Teacher Training route because you are teaching from the start. You have excellent support and guidance for The SCITT director, she is amazing, and she helps you through the year. Lorraine was also my subject expert and we learnt so much from her. On the Fridays, you received a tangible and solid training covering the teaching and the learning parts of being a teacher.
Do you have a job for next year and what are you looking forward to?
I do have a job for next year and looking forward to have my own class and start teaching. The SCITT support you trough the application and guide you on how to apply and conduct the interview.
What were the three best things about the programme?
If I could sum up three things about the programme is the continual support from the SCITT team is amazing.
Lorraine is incontestably the best thing, always there for you, advising you!
Teaching from the start is a valuable experience, I have learnt a lot from mentors, teaching assistant staff and teachers from different subjects.