I trained with the Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance because from the moment I was in contact with the coordinator, Emma Rodrigues, the support provided was first class. Emma was clearly very experienced and understood the Schools Direct route into teaching very well. She was always available to answer any queries and guided me through the application process. This has continued throughout my time on the course. I think in a career which relies upon communication and support, the experience of having it from the alliance was very important to me. I also feel there is an authenticity with the alliance, it clearly understands the expectations of teachers in the workplace and helps you to achieve this through thorough lesson observations and constructive feedback. I would also recommend looking at the YRTA website, where I found vast amounts of quality information to help me make what is an important decision.