Emily Hibbert is a trainee Teacher working in Class 7, here is what she has to say about her placement at Kirkleatham Hall School. “Becoming a Teacher is something I have always wanted to do, throughout my time at school I carried out various work experiences in mainstream schools and I loved it! However, my first visit to Kirkleatham Hall School changed my opinion of mainstream schools completely. Although I was only 15 years old, I knew that teaching children with special needs was the career I was going to pursue. At the start of June I was accepted onto a teacher training programme with Redcar and Cleveland SCITT (School Centred Initial Teacher Training) and was overjoyed when I got the news I would be returning to Kirkleatham Hall for my second placement. The only down side was that it would only be for half a term. The 6 weeks I have spent in school have flown by, but the support and mentoring I have received from the staff is priceless. Both staff and children at Kirkleatham Hall have helped me to develop a wide range of skills and have driven me to become a better teacher. I would like to thank everybody in the school community for everything you have done and giving me one of the most valuable experiences of my life.”
Thank you Emily and we wish you well for the future.