Sophie Ellis: School Direct Trainee

Before starting the course I was warned about how challenging it would be but the course leaders helped me through it. Emma Rodrigues was always there to talk to after a bad day and I think it was really useful that sometimes she was a friend as well as a mentor. Bradford College gave brilliant feedback and encouraged me to have more fun in lessons. Lucy Cunnington at The Mirfield Free Grammar was a fantastic mentor and she gave me support throughout both my placements. Jack Forster-Darwen at Kettlethorpe High School was very good at cheering me up and giving me ideas.