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Our Trainees

If you are considering starting your career in teaching and are looking at Teacher Training providers, have a look at what some of our current and past Trainees say about our Initial Teacher Training Primary and Secondary courses.


What our Trainees Say

Kamalika Sengupta

2021-2022

CHEMISTRY TRAINEE 2021-22

Overall I think Red Kite has a really good training programme which is associated with the University of Leeds and many other partners. The placement schools are spread across Leeds and North Yorkshire. I am already a research scientist at the University of Leeds so to get the chance of another year as a Leeds Uni student was important to me.

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Craig Robson

2021-2022

PRIMARY 5-11

It was quite daunting making the decision as it was a complete career change but when I decided to do it Red Kite was always going to be the provider I went with. The level of support you get both inside and outside the school environment is second to none. I don’t know of another training provider who supports you in the same way especially before the course has even begun with all the learning resources and tips.

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Andrea Knowle

2021-2022

PRIMARY PART TIME

I chose part time because I have a family and other personal circumstances meant that this would fit into my life. It was flexible and it meant that it wouldn’t take too much time out of my week and away from my two young children.

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Robert Chesson-Holroyd

2021-2022

PRIMARY WITH MATHS

Taking that first lesson was probably my highlight, having that sense of working with the class teacher but using the behavioural techniques we learnt and having the children respond to you was a great feeling.

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Katie Jackson

2020-2021

ENGLISH

I think building relationships with the kids was a highlight for me. I forgot how funny teenagers could be and some of the things that the students came out with and learning new things from them was really great. It was a real full circle moment for me as I was worried when coming into teaching that I wasn’t right for it and specific moments with the kids made me realise that actually I am.

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Sophie Ziliukas

ILKLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

MODERN FOREIGN LANGUAGES 2019/20

I believe the training provided by Red Kite has prepared me fully for my NQT year and beyond. I've felt fully supported by everyone at Red Kite throughout my entire training year. The ITT year is not an easy one, but having such consistent and effective training and support has made such a difference.

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Luise Horner

ENGLISH 2019/20

Gaining experience in a real school setting before applying to Red Kite was invaluable in preparing me for the course.

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Hester Ackroyd

ILKLEY GRAMMAR SCHOOL

ENGLISH NQT 2018/19

My training year prepared me for life as an NQT in so many ways. My placements were organised to be truly complementary, so everything was covered in a personal way.

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Chloe Seccombe

2021-2022

PRIMARY 5-11

I have loved my year with Red Kite. It has felt like a really full year and I have definitely been kept on my toes in a good way. I have felt really supported. Vicki has been great and if I email there is always someone who responds really quickly. Any questions that I had were always answered straight away and there was always a solution.

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Joe Hodgson

2021-2022

ENGLISH

I’ve had an amazing experience with Red Kite this year. It has taught me so much about young people, the future and enabled me to have a greater confidence and belief in myself and my abilities as a profession.

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Aiysha Yaqub

2021-2022

PRIMARY WITH MATHS

The best thing that happened this year was getting my job. I would say that this is all down to my ECL who prepared me for my interview. He spent lots of time on Teams going through all different interview questions. My ECL also gave me lots of ideas when I was teaching the children too.

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