With a new dynamic School Direct team and a new cohort of 15 exceptional trainees, the St Anthony's Teaching School Alliance Initial Teacher Training has got off to a flying start!
The beginning of September saw Rebecca Gambrill take on the challenges of Primary 5-11 Lead, whilst Gemma Martin took up her old role of EYFs lead, ably assisted by Rachel Capaldi, who will be taking over form Gemma when she goes on maternity leave. Meanwhile, seasoned School Direct veteran, Andrew Bove was there to provide communications and organisational support.
The 15 new trainees joined the team for their first formal training session on Wednesday 4 September, and bowled the team over with their enthusiasm, diligence and professionalism. Overall it was clear that the cohort are going to prove once again that St Anthony's knows how to pick and train outstanding members of the teaching profession.
And staying on that subject, a warm welcome must also go to out to our Alliance NQTs, 6 of whom were all trained last year by St Anthony's! We look forward to working with them and their new colleagues over the year.
And though it is only the third week of term, it looks to be shaping up to be a very successful year ahead. Good luck to everyone on their learning and teaching journey!