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Where Are They Now – Ruby Dawson

Another one of our amazing trainees, Ruby, had some very kind words to say about us! Our placement program and mentors are a major part of our courses, and we’re so glad to hear about how they help our trainees succeed.

“I am currently Associate Assistant Principal at Outwood Academy Acklam after first joining the trust as a PE teacher in 2019. I am loving every second, living the dream that RCTTP helped me to achieve.

“I trained to teach with RCTTP 2017-2018 as a secondary PE teacher. I was very excited and couldn’t wait to continue my journey in education after working as a cover supervisor and volunteer teaching in schools previously.


“My main school placement was at Ryehills Academy and I loved every second. From observing to diving in to teaching on a daily basis helped me to mould my teaching philosophy quickly and adapt using the great advice from central training as well as my mentors along the way. The weekly sessions at the hub also provided the trainees the opportunity to share good practise and learn key concepts we could develop and try within our own teaching straight away.

“I truly believe I would not be where I am today with out the amazing expertise learnt from the various experts along the way. With all of us having a real passion for teaching and impacting students lives positively. The support was outstanding as well as the course structure to ensure as trainees we could thrive within our educational environments.

“My teaching foundations were strengthened throughout the teaching year and helped me to focus on my true passion, to make sure I am the best possible teacher I can be.

“The secondary teacher training cohort was made up of hard working, passionate, like minded individuals who are true friends for life. I will never forget the memories and opportunities gained within my teacher training year that in turn have helped to mould me into the teacher I am today. Thank you so much!”

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What people say

I was asked during my interview why I chose this training programme instead of any other. I thought it would give me the best training of any that I’d found and I stand by that even more now. The support and guidance I got was exemplary.


This course really is fantastic. I feel personally that I could not have been given a better start to my teaching career.


Trainees have stated to me that all sessions without exception have been valuable to them mainly because they felt the nature and the content of the sessions had been well thought out and prepared in detail making them highly relevant to their classroom experiences

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One of the many strengths the RCTTP course offers is the high standard of support to trainees and I am especially thankful for that and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this course


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