As a trainee teacher in the Yorkshire Rose Teaching Alliance, I can confidently say that I have received exceptional training from outstanding teachers at Castleford Academy and Kettlethorpe High School. The school-centred approach allowed me to dive straight into school life and I feel that I was able to develop personally and professionally, surrounded by friendly and supportive staff. I was not only welcomed into my placement schools by excellent mentors who went above and beyond, but by the staff as a whole where I feel I have made some friends for life. Alongside my teaching experience, additional training provided by Leeds Beckett University and Batley Girls’ High School has ensured that I received the highest quality training possible. After such a rewarding experience within the Alliance, I am now looking forward to beginning my NQT year at Batley Girls’ High School in September.