Case study 1
In this case study, Nazek Abdelhay, originally from Palestine, talks about her personal experience in the complementary school sector and explains how this led to her gaining Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) through a PGCE at Goldsmiths, University of London.
To watch Nazek giving her personal testimony over three short video clips click here.
Case study 2
Katie Wang qualified and taught as a teacher in China before moving to the UK. While undertaking research in Sarah Bonnell School for an EFL degree at London Metropolitan University, Katie was offered a job as a Teaching Assistant. With the support and encouragement of the school, she embarked upon the Overseas Trained Teacher Programme (OTTP) and is now undertaking her NQT year in Sarah Bonnell School.
To find out more about Katie's background and read an interview with her about her experiences of the OTTP click here.
Case study 3
Taskin Barac was educated in Turkey where he graduated in Turkish Language and Literature. He then moved to England and joined the Graduate Teacher Programme (GTP) while employed as a classroom assistant. Taskin completed the GTP process in a year and now hold QTS and teaches Turkish and ICT at Haringey Sixth Form College in North London.
To read more about what Taskin has to say about the GTP as a route to QTS click here.
Case study 4
Füsun Dedezade works for the North London Consortium (LoNoCo), which is a group of Initial Teacher Training providers, North London boroughs and schools and offers employment based routes to QTS. She is the Secondary Programme Leader for Employment Based Routes into teaching and, in her role as a mentor, has helped over 40 students gain QTS.
To find out more about Füsun's experiences and read her words of advice click here.