Primary School Teacher
Prior to my final exams I secured my first job in a local primary school. I had no anxieties when I started because I knew I had had the best possible training and that Leeds Trinity would continue to support me when I most needed it.
Without a doubt the best part of the course was the amount of time you get to spend in school. You can learn as much theory as you like but until you really put it into practice in the classroom, the real learning as a Teacher doesn't start. The placements are fantastic as you gradually increase your autonomy as the class teacher.
BA (Hons) Primary Education lecturers were superb and really know their field. You develop a really lovely relationship with the lecturers who really care about your professional development and have a passion for education that resonated with me.
After four years training and taking over other people's classes on placement, it was the most wonderful feeling to know that I would soon have my own class.