Testimonials

I completed the Havering teacher training course in 2018. As someone with little experience in a school environment the main benefit for me was the amount of time the course gave to being in class with teachers.and the children. The percentage of teaching time develops as the course progresses so students are able to build up a significant amount of time being responsible for planning and teaching lessons. The course offers an extensive amount of support for trainees. Trainees are placed with a mentor who is  an experienced teacher and my mentor gave me an invaluable amount of help and support. There are also pathway tutors who help to guide you through the course and observe your lessons and give constructive feedback. The staff who run the course are very friendly and welcoming and they provided many training sessions throughout the year. That is also a good time to meet up with the other trainees to see how they are progressing teaching at different schools. I would thoroughly recommend the course to anyone considering applying and I am sure that you will enjoy it as much as I did. 

Mr Courtier previous trainee and current Teacher

Havering Train to Teach provided me with so much more than a teaching qualification. I thoroughly enjoyed training on this programme and was fully supported throughout my training. I found it beneficial to be based at a school rather than a university and felt fully prepared for my NQT year. The training programme allowed me to develop as a teacher, access job opportunities in the local community and develop friendships with other teaching professionals. It was a pleasure to work alongside the TES team and the programme is run effectively. I recommend Havering Train to Teach due to the way it helps to develop your confidence, provides you with fantastic experiences and supports you throughout your training. 

Miss Adcock – previous trainee and current Teacher

I trained to be a Primary School teacher at Engayne in 2016-17.  I found the course extremely stimulating and exhilarating.  Everyday offered new experiences in and out of the classroom; the support offered by my mentor and other members of staff made me feel integrated as part of the school.  Seeing the effect you have of imparting knowledge onto children from day one, and knowing that you can make a real impact on their lives only further cemented my decision to become a teacher, and is one I look back on with no regrets whatsoever.

Mr Twist – previous trainee and current Year 5 Teacher

I started my teaching career at Engayne as a trainee.  I was drawn to the course as I wanted to be in school as much as possible and I wanted to be able to build relationships with the students from the beginning.  The support I received as a student from the school was phenomenal, and ever since then I have been keen to pass on my knowledge and skills, which I have acquired during my time here.  I was thrilled when I was given the opportunity to mentor students at Engayne and I have relished the challenge to help those joining the profession.  Being a mentor at Engayne means that now I am able to give back the support, care and guidance that I was given as I was starting out in my career in teaching.  The staff and students here are very used to working with new teachers and I don’t think there is a better place to train and start your career.  We look forward to meeting and working with you.

Mr Easton – previous trainee and previous Teacher at Engayne

I was a trainee teacher at Engayne Primary School in 2009-10.  My student year was an incredibly fulfilling and rewarding experience.  I received a very high quality of one to one mentoring support and was encouraged to manage my own learning in order to maximise my potential, develop my skills, improve my performance and become the teacher that I wanted to be. 

Mr Fitzpatrick – previous trainee and current Year 6 Teacher

Training at Engayne was such a fantastic experience!  Everyone was so welcoming and I instantly felt like part of the team.  My mentors were incredibly supportive and there were so many opportunities to help me develop and build on my training and experiences.  It was such a positive start to an exciting career, I would encourage anyone who is thinking of training here to go for it!

Miss Cook – previous trainee and previous Reception Teacher at Engayne