Meet the Team


ERodrigues Emma Rodrigues – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership Director

As The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership Coordinator, over the last 9 years I have seen lots of changes in how initial teacher training has developed. Every year our Partnership grows to cope with the challenges of completing an unsalaried PGCE or following the salaried Qualified Teacher route in an evolving educational environment. In The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership we customise our programme to work alongside our partnership providers of Leeds Beckett University, The University of Leeds, Manchester Metropolitan University and Bradford College to make our students the most outstanding teachers and leaders who can alter the lives of the students they teach.

Rebecca Sokol – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership ITT Support

My role within The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Partnership is to provide support in ITT. I help with recruitment and interview process. I also support trainees with coursework and getting resources. I ensure that trainees feel there is no question or problem too big to be answered and dealt with. From support for Professional Skills tests to guidance in UCAS. Whatever the need and whomever the trainee, I hope that I can offer support through a difficult year.

Aashiya Shiliwala – Lead Mentor

As the lead mentor, my role is to support and guide trainees on their exciting journey to teaching. I am always thrilled to welcome new participants to the teaching profession and thoroughly enjoy developing their skills, knowledge and understanding of high quality teaching and learning and guiding them to put these in to practice and progress in their placements. Teaching is about awakening pupils’ desire to learn and tackle challenges with confidence and as such we use effective coaching and mentoring to enable our trainees to be equipped with the right competencies to be inspirational and outstanding teachers who make positive changes to the lives of their pupils.