Success For School Direct


2017 has seen The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance continue to go from strength to strength.

Twenty three Primary and Secondary trainees have been working alongside 14 local schools and Leeds Beckett University and the University of Leeds. The School Direct PGCE teaching scheme has meant that local schools have had good quality trainees and some of the schools have even been able to offer them jobs for September, with more in the pipeline for next term.

I have found that teaching is an exceptionally worthwhile career. I was initially attracted to the profession as I wanted to share my love and knowledge of literature.Whilst training I have been constantly challenged,amazed and excited by the topics, students, technology,resources and staff. Training to be a teacher has been one of the most worthwhile actions I have undertaken and there is no better feeling than enabling a student to understand a concept they previously did not.

It is true that no single day is the same; every day indifferent when you are a teacher. This is especially rewarding as The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance is a fantastic route to take to train, especially if you wish to gain a large amount of hands on teaching experience. The high quality support and professional development I have received throughout my training has and still is continually helping me to develop into an excellent well rounded teacher.

Poppy Lane, an English School Direct trainee who has trained at Westborough High School and Batley Girls’ High School.

The photography was taken by Loren Owen-Webster, a Primary School Direct trainee who went on a residential with the ASPIRE primary network. She is currently training at Asquith Primary School in Morley.

If you are interested in training as a Primary or Secondary school teacher from September 2017 then please visit our vacancies page for more information and to check the availability of training places.