D. Smith – Learning Manager – Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Engineering College
The WWLCSD programme has provided me with an excellent platform to launch my teaching career. The course gives trainees both the essential knowledge and practical experience in school. I feel the time I spent in school was vital and helped me to gain confidence and develop my own teaching style. My Professional Mentor was also very important to me as I felt she advocated on my behalf within the school and ensured that others knew about my progress, achievements and potential. I was employed by my placement school and recently I have been promoted into a Learning Manager role. I believe the broad range of content covered in the Continuing Professional Development and Catholic Certificate for Religious Studies programme developed me outside the classroom and was a major factor in my success.
In summary, I feel that School Direct was a great choice for me and that the WWLCSD gives you the experience and guidance needed to become a successful teacher.