Learners First has been an amazing experience which has allowed me to develop into a teacher. Initially, you feel alone when starting teacher training however Learners First provides you with a place to build relationships with others in a similar situation. The workshops are exciting and engaging and provide a greater understanding of what is required to be teacher. Overall, a fantastic experience that I’ll never forget!
Feedback from support staff developing to become teachers
The course was extremely informative, it opened my eyes to a lot of different approaches and techniques that I can not only apply to my current role but also take forward into teaching. The course had a good pace and covered a variety of different aspects in great depth. It was interesting to get the opportunity to visit different learning environments.
Learners First really made me understand what is needed for me to become a teacher. It gave me the confidence and structure I needed to support my passion. It also created a great network, with people in the same situation as I am. I would recommend Learners First to anyone who is thinking about being a teacher.
Learners First has not only given me the tools I need to teach, but have also made me all the more determined to become the best teacher I can be. Sessions on behaviour management, progress and relationships within schools have been invaluable, as has the opportunity to meet other people at the same stage in their careers.
This course has definitely helped to prepare me for my ITT course next year. Each session has taught me a lot – in particular the visiting speakers have been excellent and been something that I have gone back to school and told everyone about. The other aspect of the course that I liked was having to actually stop, think and take a look at yourself and reflect. I now know that I will not survive as teacher without reflection, and this course has been an excellent preparation.
The Learners First Support Staff programme has made me feel more prepared for my ITT year. It has highlighted areas that need focus on such as time management and techniques for behaviour management. It was carried out in an engaging way.
The Learners First course is something I would highly recommend to upcoming people who wish to progress into teaching. The course provides you with an extensive amount of knowledge that prepares you starting ITT. My confidence has flourished and I feel more prepared to enter the world of teaching! A worthwhile journey!
Every aspect of the course has been beneficial. Every single module gave me something to take back and implement or reflect upon. It has prepared me to start my ITT and help build some good professional relationships.
Before I started this course I felt that I lacked confidence and knowledge in certain areas of teaching and in my own abilities. Since doing the course have found that my confidence has grown due to the knowledge I have learnt. This course has been interesting to find out about behaviour management, values, EAL, quality first teaching and how to deal with stress. I would fully recommend this course as it has given me the tools to succeed in my ITT year.
A route to teaching has opened my mind to a whole new world. Each session has given me some really interesting insight into what is expected of us as teachers. Talks from external professionals and visiting other places for first-hand experience has really added to the experience.