See what our trainees have to say about us...
Alic said 'Once I had finished my degree I chose to do my teacher training with C & K, and it was the best decision I could have made!'
Niall said 'The mentors, teachers and staff are outstanding and go far beyond expectations with regards to support.'
Hannah said 'The content covered with C & K and the University of Huddersfield has been invaluable, every aspect is considered so you can go into your placement schools armed with the tools required'
Gemma - Biology
C & K have been fantastic throughout the whole PGCE. The training they provide has been fantastic – delivered by in-post teachers who were very willing to share their knowledge and expertise. The GLA staff have been an amazing support from initially applying, through training and being available to talk over job applications and interview techniques. The PGCE has been a rollercoaster. Being able to share the experience with a small cohort has made everything easier. The schools within SHARE Mat have really made me feel welcome and a valued part of the team, and have been incredibly supportive in letting me determine my own pace for delivering lessons and working through feedback. The biggest challenge has definitely been learning how to deal with classroom behaviour – although one of the most rewarding moments so far has been the turnaround in behaviour one difficult yr7 student – a nightmare to being with, now she is one of my favourite students, and I am one of her favourite teachers. I’ve gone from dreading teaching the class, to looking forward to it!
Niall - PE
Upon enrolling with C & K I have had the opportunity to work with many kind and supportive colleagues and peers. It was unbelievable how quick our cohort managed to build rapport with one another. The mentors, teachers and staff working within the Hub are outstanding and go far beyond expectations with regard to support. If there was one thing that I personally feel sets them apart from their competition it would be there enthusiasm and support. Any questions or queries were responded to with gusto and friendships were formed with mentors, teachers and staff. The beauty of the course is that if the ITT’s want a specific topic to be taught or delivered to them, the Hub will do their utmost to not only provide that session, but provide it to an excellent standard. I know with a degree of certainty that I would have dropped out of the course had it not been for the unbelievable support from staff and peers. I wouldn’t have gained the invaluable experiences from the course such as witnessing a student get that light bulb moment, the relief on a student’s face when their coursework has been submitted, or the enjoyment for their sports and activities.
Sophie - Primary
I just wanted to send a massive thank you for everything this year.
Although it has been tough it has been incredible, and I cannot thank you all enough for the support throughout.
I have absolutely loved the C & K course and all the opportunities provided to us and made some amazing friends along the way.