“School Direct teacher training has helped me become more confident with being in front of large groups of people, helped me develop my public speaking, taught me how to be more organised and to plan for every eventuality that may arise from a situation”
“My favourite part of training is being part of a family. The trainees developed and created a bond throughout the year, and it was great to have a group of people you could talk to about successes or failures you may have encountered.”
“The training I received from Teach North was second to none. The sessions were always expertly led, interesting and varied in their approaches to teaching the content”.
“The process and the team have done so much to bring out my unique flare in the classroom. The course and the people around me have given me to tools to be an outstanding teacher while holding true to my core beliefs and individualism.”
“Without a doubt, the main benefit to the School Direct programme is the opportunity to spend most of your time in the classroom learning what works (and just as importantly) what doesn’t work in a real-life situation.”
“Training with Teach North was the best thing I could have done. The support from Outwood Grange Academies Trust is fantastic”.
“My placements provided me with the support and guidance to flourish in the teacher I am today. My mentors and departments gave me all the tools I needed to achieve a final grade as an outstanding PE teacher.”
“The high expectations at Outwood have influenced my teaching in a way I didn’t think was possible and I have taken these with me to my NQT role.”
“My ITT year has been the best of my life. The support from Teach North, mentors and SLT is incredible and has helped me achieve what I have so far.”
“The School Direct route allowed me to be placed in academies within Outwood Grange Academies Trust for my training, as well as offering the possibility of employment when I become a Newly Qualified Teacher”.
“Being given the opportunity to spend the majority of the training year in our placements schools allowed myself and the other trainees to get to know both the classes and school we were teaching in, as well as develop the confidence and skills needed to become the best teachers we could be.”
“I love how much passion and drive there is to train a new cohort of teachers - and everyone is really focused on putting students first. I have received so much support from teachers and host academies, they are always happy to help”.
“My training was fantastic in giving me a realistic insight into teaching and the support network which Outwood has to offer, both in training and full employment.”
“The benefits of this route were that I could spend the majority of my course in school gaining first-hand of what it’s like to be a teacher and gain a detailed understanding of a teachers day to day tasks”.
“Teach North really helped me to gain confidence and resilience, they are supportive, reliable and understanding and I truly believe that I have only been able to achieve my dream career through them and the School Direct course.”
“After researching various routes into teaching, the School Direct route really appealed, as I would be working directly with an academy and have the benefit of knowing this prior to starting the course. It gave me an opportunity to speak to the staff, meet other trainees and hear other people’s experience”.
“Outwood Grange Academies Trust were incredibly supportive as an employer when I was a Learning Support Assistant and they have continued their support now I’m a trainee. I have never been more happy and proud to work alongside an organisation and that is how you feel, you’re in this together”.
“I chose School Direct through Teach North because I felt that being immersed in a school setting would help me gain a more realistic perspective on teaching life. It was a practical route that still offered me lots of support as opposed to some other on-the-job training routes”.
“The Teach North programme with Outwood Institute of Education is absolutely fantastic and I would recommend to each and every one of you wanting to get into teaching!”