YSTA will fully immerse you into school life, providing you with endless opportunities to gain hands-on experience both within the classroom and in the wider environment of the school
If you are looking for a teacher training course which is hands on and equips you perfectly for your career in teaching, not only your NQT year, then YSTA is it. From day one you will be extremely well supported by both the course leaders and your placement schools who work tirelessly to provide the very best provision, guidance and training enabling you to flourish as a teacher. Over the course of the year, two placements (KS1 and KS2) are completed in contrasting schools where you will be welcomed by staff, the children and parents alike. YSTA will fully immerse you into school life, providing you with endless opportunities to gain hands on experience both within the classroom and in the wider environment of the school. This hands on experience definitely helped me to feel comfortable and confident embarking upon my own NQT year with my first class. I am now three years into my teaching career and I have taught in Year 3 for two years, been PE subject leader and I am now currently teaching Year 6 and have taken on the role of English subject leader. The YSTA not only provide you with the skills to succeed in your NQT year but skills which are invaluable throughout your career. On this course you are not just a number, you are an individual. The learning experiences throughout the year are catered to your own individual development needs which nurture you to become to very best teacher you can be. I am truly grateful to YSTA and would highly recommend training with them!