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Sherine Ahmed

Sherine Ahmed  completed her training with one of our school partners. Sherine liked the idea of this route because it offered her a hands-on, one-year course, with practical on-the-job training.

"I always wanted to teach and working with children is so rewarding. The programme is individually tailored to meet your needs and work on your already existing skills and experiences. You're the one who sets your starting point really."

University led elements of the course

"The University of Reading provides the programme in a phenomenal way. It has partnerships with the local schools and councils which it collaborates closely with to shape the course. I had moved from Liverpool to Reading to apply for the programme because I could see the difference between providers. I can honestly still say I don't regret the move. The tutors are beyond supportive. They make you feel unique and special. "They fuelled us with positive energy constantly throughout the course. Whenever I felt unsure, they always had the information or the answer to hand."

Inspiring lessons

"We had two science sessions with a current teacher and science lead. In these sessions we experimented with different areas of the curriculum. I went home that day and decided to take over the planning of Science Spectacular Day for the whole school. I was so full of ideas and enthusiasm from these two science sessions that I felt able to apply what I learnt in the classroom straight away."

Advice to a prospective trainee

"Just follow the course wholeheartedly and everything will flow smoothly. Don't overwhelm yourself unnecessarily or be reluctant to stay on top of the tasks."