I chose to do my teacher training via a school direct PGCE in one of the Horizon schools as I felt that this offered me the best opportunity for on-the-job learning. Being in a busy classroom for most of the week, I was able to observe great teaching practices throughout the school. As the weeks progressed I was then able to start teaching small groups and then whole classes . My school mentor was always on hand to offer support and guidance , as were all the other staff in school. Along with the other Horizon trainee teachers, I received great CPD throughout my training year led by schools from the Horizon network. I am now lucky enough to be working in a Horizon school , and the support from staff continues.
“Training through Horizon gave me the experiences of working with such a wide variety of pupils and individuals, preparing me for my future career. Horizon offered consistent training and opportunities to explore new and exciting avenues of teaching. The support that I received throughout my training was amazing – from the first meeting up until the day I received a permanent job at my placement school!”
I am so grateful for the Horizon Network, not only for providing job opportunities but also for such supportive training.
The additional CPD sessions were informative and enjoyable whilst allowing networking.