I wanted a hands-on, school-led introduction to my teaching career, whilst also having the support, experience and expertise of a seasoned and successful training provider.
Learning to teach in the practical environment of DCA was perfect for my needs, and the advice I received from Dixons and LTU staff alike gave me the confidence and knowledge I needed to begin my teaching career in the best possible way, with all possible advantages and support.
Now that I am an RQT, working within the Dixons Group, I realise how well prepared I was for my role. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to begin my career with unparalleled training, in a job I love, and an organisation I respect, and would absolutely recommend the Dixons ITT programme to anyone looking to begin their career in teaching.
Caroline Law, Teacher of English, Dixons McMillan Academy, Bradford.
School led teacher training was ideal for me as I wanted to be part of a school from the very first day. Receiving support from experienced staff, working within a well-established school whilst also having training was a great introduction to my teaching career. The tutors from school and university complemented each other well and meant that we had a great range of practical examples and advice to draw on.
Having placements in two different Dixons schools whilst continuing with professional study sessions equipped me with the best possible start for my teaching career. The coaching I received developed my confidence, my presence in the classroom improved and I was able to develop positive relationships with all my students. Training with Dixons also supported me to secure a job within the Group of schools relatively early which meant that I could focus on my training.
Now that I am an NQT, working for an outstanding school, I realise I am really well prepared to take on the challenges that teaching brings. I feel privileged to have been given the opportunity to begin my career with Dixons and can see exciting opportunities to develop my career further in the future. I would recommend the training to teach with Dixons to anyone looking to start their career in teaching.
Nasreen Kausar, Teacher of Computer Science, Dixons Trinity Academy, Bradford