Westbrook Primary School's story- Straight to Teaching

Westbrook Primary School's Straight to Teaching story

Having already supported three learners in gaining QTS and with two about to start, staff at this West London primary school explain why this teacher development programme works so well for them.

We asked the Headteacher, Assistant Headteacher, Mentor, a learner on the programme and an NQT who has just completed her first year of teaching to share their experience of Straight to Teaching and how it has helped the school. The benefits, they explain, are wide-ranging, not only for the learner but also for the wider school, the pupils' learning and the development of the mentors who help facilitate the programme. 

What are your favourite elements of the Straight to Teaching programme? 

What support do you receive on the Straight to Teaching programme? 

What has been the impact of Straight to Teaching both for you and for the school? 

What one word would you use to describe Straight to Teaching? 

Why does Straight to Teaching make great teachers?

For further details about Straight to Teaching, including the entry criteria please click here.

If you currently work in a school and are interested in gaining QTS, why not share these videos with your Headteacher or training coordinator to help them further understand the programme?