Celebrating success in teacher training.

The joy of teaching and learning was the overarching theme when members of the Havering Teacher Training Partnership (HTTP) class of 2021-2022 were reunited at our  training centre, along with some of their teachers in Spring 2023.

The evening was an opportunity to celebrate and reflect upon their success in achieving QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) and the award of their PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) awarded by Coventry University in Summer 2022.

In the year in which HTTP is celebrating 21 years of training teachers, who mainly have gone on to teach with Havering or the surrounding boroughs, it is an achievement that another 33 Secondary teachers have now joined the profession at a time of national teacher shortage.

The former trainees, who are all now in the first of two ECT (Early Career Teacher) years and all employed at Secondary schools enjoyed meeting up once again with fellow classmates and the HTTP Directors; Sue Bannocks and Carly Lucas. To share their highlights from their training year and their most memorable moments as new teachers.  They spoke about the joy derived from their own continued learning and that of knowing that they have made a difference to the learning of the pupils in their schools. The group was Inspired by alumna, Laura O’Neill, who trained with HTTP five years ago, and is now Head of Sociology at Bower Park Academy and the Subject Leader for English on the HTTP programme, as she shared her journey with them. 

HTTP has a further 31 trainees in the 2022-2023 cohort who are all expected to achieve QTS and their PGCE this Summer.

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