Alumni Testimonials

We’re proud of our excellent record of training talented graduates, to become outstanding teachers. In fact, it’s our trainees who say it best when it comes to explaining why the training we offer is the best option when looking to begin a career in teaching.

“This course enabled me to be a valued member of staff straight away. I was trusted to try out my own ideas and the support was always there when I needed it. The academic training was fun, informative and highly relevant. I don’t regret my decision to change career one bit!”
Trainee 2014

Real life experiences in the classroom prepared me to become the teacher I am today. It gave me all the ups and downs that you need to be aware of before taking the plunge. Positive learning, new initiatives and ways to work with the young people who will become our future.”
Trainee 2014

“Training this way equipped me with what I really needed – first hand knowledge, practical experience and, most importantly, belief that I would be a great teacher.”
Trainee 2014

“School Direct taught me that there isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to teaching and learning. This course provided with the skills, knowledge and tools to become a flexible teacher who can face any type of challenge. A life-changing and eye-opening experience.”
Trainee 2015

“Walking into the classroom on the first day of my NQT year I didn’t feel like a new teacher, I felt like an experienced professional. No amount of text book learning can compare to being in front of students day in day out, and this is what School Direct provides: a realistic view of the classroom and the tools for a successful career from a course which was tailored to MY particular needs.”
Trainee 2015

“From day one I felt like part of the team. Although everything was new to me I felt like everybody was there to support me – they cared about how I needed to be taught. I felt like a person not a tick box.”
Trainee 2016

“I feel so lucky to have completed my training in this way. I received invaluable support which was 100% focused around my individual needs as a trainee teacher. I learnt so much about the realities of teaching being in the classroom from day one and it prepared me successfully with the skills and experience I would need to be the teacher that I am today!”

Trainee 2016