Rachel Codd – Hull SCITT Trainee (Bude Park Primary School)

Rachel Codd – Hull SCITT Trainee (Bude Park Primary School)

Why did you want to be a teacher?

I worked as a Teaching Assistant for a few years and I knew I was capable of teaching. It was the natural progression to make. I wanted to be the person at the front of class making a difference.

Please give a brief outline of your career before Hull SCITT.

I began volunteering at my old primary school whilst undertaking my level 3 in Supportive Teaching and Learning. I was then employed as a 1:1 and Teaching Assistant before beginning the Hull SCITT course.

What did you enjoy about the programme?

The amount of time spent in school. The hands on experience and the teaching time.

What did you find challenging?

As I did the PGCE alongside the SCITT I found the sheer volume of work and meeting deadlines really challenging.

What are your top tips for someone starting on the programme?

Time management and planning are vital

Get yourself a to do list/planner

Never be afraid to ask for help

How has Hull SCITT prepared you for your career in teaching?

The amount of classroom time and teaching time I was exposed to was invaluable. It meant that I felt ready for my own class in the September when I started my Newly Qualified Teaching Year.