Our topic of the week is Schools Direct and routes into teaching.
This week’s guest is School Direct teacher, Stuart Garbutt.
Stuart is currently doing his Primary School Direct course at the University of Chichester. He is working at two schools at the moment – in a Year 3 class and a Year 1 class. Stuart originally did a degree in Adventure Education at Chichester which involved rock climbing and other outdoor pursuits!
Subsequently, Stuart wanted to move into Primary teaching because he had a very positive experience himself at Primary School and he wants to be the kind of Primary School teacher that children in his classes remember.
There are now several different routes into teaching in England but Stuart chose this employment-based route because he wanted to start his career after four years at University rather than spending another year training.
Having worked in two different schools as a classroom assistant during his previous degree, Stuart saw School Direct as a great way to further his passion for teaching.
Stuart also speaks highly of the Forest Schools model which fitted in well with his degree…
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