"I have really enjoyed my experience at St Bartholomew's, all the staff were very welcoming and supportive. It has been a huge learning curve during this first stage, but I couldn't have asked for a better mentor. The targets i had set were clear and made sense, I could see what I needed to do to improve my teaching skills."

"I have thoroughly enjoyed my placement and would definitely come back as I feel I still have lots to learn." 

"Megan (my mentor and class teacher) has been a wonderful host teacher. She is very supportive, providing me with helpful targets and giving me as much free rein with teaching as possible. I feel like I have come on leaps and bounds thanks to her help."

"Both my class teachers/ mentors and TA's have been greatly supportive, giving me great advice and support throughout my placement."

During this placement, I have been provided with very specific, constructive feedback and targets which have enabled me to progress in my teaching practice and improve my confidence a great deal. I felt instantly at ease in the classroom thanks to the welcoming attitude of my class teacher and the students. David is incredibly knowledgeable and patient and I cannot thank him enough for all the help and guidance he has given me during the placement.

My mentor for stage 3 was incredibly supportive and helpful. always able and willing to support me with every aspect of this placement, helping me gain confidence in teaching and planning. 

PGCE Trainees - Leeds Trinity University

 

"The whole group is fantastic and I always look forward to coming in to tutor."

"I have had a wonderful experience at St Bart’s; to begin with the team are welcoming and friendly. Not only do they care about the wellbeing and education of their students, but the staff that work there too.  I felt for anything I needed I would be supported. The children are absolutely fantastic, giving great charisma, energy, effort and resilience. They work so hard, encourage each other in their learning and are a pleasure to teach. The school has a lovely atmosphere where you’ll get a friendly hello wherever you go. Overall, a wonderful community at St Bart’s, thank you to everyone!"

Tutor - The Tutor Trust

 

I would just like to applaud all the teachers for everything they have done for XXXX.  She had a bumpy start to her early years & moving her into St Barts has been undoubtedly the best thing for her, the support you have given her has enabled her to flourish into the young person she is today, we as very proud parents can't thank you enough. Very emotional today but it was outstanding. The service itself was faultless & all involved should be very proud indeed. 

Parent