Former Teaching Assistant shares motivation to sign up for the PGCE
Meet Jordan a trainee on the Rivers Teaching Alliance PGCE with QTS hub-based initial teacher training - he was inspired by 'incredible teachers and practitioners' to train to teach.
I have worked in various educational settings over the last 9 years, ranging from Early Years, Primary, Secondary and Special schools, giving me a wealth of experience, and allowing me to decide where I wanted to go with my teaching career. I completed my degree through the Open University over 3 years, achieving a BA (Hons) Education Studies (Primary) degree which I'm immensely proud of.
Motivation to train to teach:
I've known for a long time that I wanted go into teaching, and after many years working as a TA, I felt ready to begin my training. I've been very lucky to work with some incredible teachers and practitioners, many of whom have inspired and encouraged me to be where I am today.
Why a school-based PGCE?
For me, it was a no-brainer. Being immersed in the classroom from day one, and becoming a part of the teaching team truly gives you a real idea of life as a teacher, and I knew that for me personally, it was the best route.
Why train with Rivers?
Having relocated from Devon, I contacted the University of Worcester who pointed me in the direction of Rivers as an option for my teacher training. Meeting the team and visiting the schools, I felt welcome and invested in, and knew that Rivers would fully support me on my teaching journey.
If you have been inspired to teach, find out more about becoming a teacher