Duncan Freeman, Former School Direct Trainee at Marsden Heights

Science Teacher at The Hollins

“For me, the attraction of training in schools within the East Lancashire Teaching Schools Alliance was the fact I would be training in a school from day one. The framework in place within the alliance of schools and the links the programme had to Edge Hill University give you the support and guidance needed to succeed.

Having gained experience across two contrasting schools, I was able to secure employment within one of them which made the transition into my NQT year a lot less daunting.”