There are a lot of options available for Initial Teacher Training out there so, when deciding which to take, I was attracted to City Excellence in Teaching because of the cluster’s success at getting excellent results in inner-city schools. I’m glad to say that this has proven to be an excellent choice. Throughout my training, City Excellence have shared their knowledge and experience of working in Tower Hamlets in an accessible but detailed way. From learning about the geography of the area to understanding its socio-cultural make-up, the support provided has made a potentially difficult start to teaching much easier, as well as helping me to continue to develop my teaching style. A detailed wider CPD programme has also concentrated on a range of topics such as, promoting literacy in lessons, providing practical resources that can be easily applied in a classroom setting. Most important however has been the assistance I have received through an excellent mentoring programme and an amazing cohort of fellow teaching staff and trainees.
Music School Direct Training City Excellence trainee