“ITT at the CTC Kingshurst academy has been amazing. I was made to feel welcome from the off by everyone I have met, you are certainly never short of people to help you when you need it. On top of this I feel well integrated within the department and the school.
The in-school training is informative and acts as a nice hub for conversations with other ITT members from a range of providers who all have different experiences. I would certainly recommend the CTC.
“My name is Sam and I am a School Direct mathematics teacher trainee at CTC Kingshurst Academy. One of the greatest strengths of CTC is its strong community feeling. There are no reserved seats in the staffroom and no member of staff you cannot ask for help for. This, along with the dedicated and experienced staff that are responsible for teacher trainees at CTC, makes for an incredibly rewarding and enriching teacher training experience. After many structured observations, I taught my first lesson with another mathematics teacher trainee which made the transition to whole class teaching a lot less daunting. There are approximately ten trainees at the school in a wide range of subjects, meaning that our weekly ITT meetings really add value to the experience. CTC and its classrooms have a real buzz about them.
“The encouragement from the CTC to get involved with extra-curricular activities and volunteering give students a chance to expand their CVs and make their applications and personal statements stand out