Emma Rodrigues – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance Coordinator
As The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance Coordinator, over the last 9 years I have seen lots of changes in how initial teacher training has developed. Every year our Alliance 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 Alliance 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.
Julia Britton – School Direct Coordinator, ASPIRE Partnership, Morley
The ASPIRE partnership is made up of four Primary Schools – Morley Victoria, Churwell, Fountain and Asquith. We have worked closely with the Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance for several years and have developed a highly professional partnership.
We have worked hard to promote School Direct with the Teacher Training Institutions and we have an excellent track record of selecting outstanding candidates to carry out their teacher training in our schools.
Prospective teachers wish to train with us because of our excellent track record of ensuring that our trainees are well looked after, guided through their training, supported in their development and because they are fully integrated into the life of our schools as a member of our staff. All of the past ASPIRE trainees have secured jobs at the end of their training, the vast majority of them in one of our four schools. We have a superb track record of developing inspirational teachers with strong values and emotional intelligence, where children are at the heart of everything they do. We make a difference to children’s lives.
Rebecca Sokol – The Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance ITT Support
My role within the Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance 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.