Michael Jenkinson: School Direct Trainee
The School Direct Programme has been interesting and worthy in regards to balancing the training and time spent in front of a class, teaching. It was fantastic to have a lead school as outstanding as Batley Girls’ to provide the base training. This allowed a consistency that changing school every 8 weeks might not do. This causes less stress as the advice is reliable and the member of staff who offers the advice knows you as a person and a teacher, permitting more precise guidance.
With the staff and the support that BGHS offered, it has made a very stressful year just a tad less stressful and more successful. I am looking forward to beginning my career at BGHS in September.