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Grant Clynes Biology Having taught sessions from experienced current practitioners was something I found to be invaluable. Also, being able to ask them for tailored advice during placement really allows you to get the most out of your in-school experience.
Emma Dobson Chemistry The support I have received from the staff at the alliance has been amazing. From day one, with shadowing experience to placement schools, my experiences have been entirely positive and personalised.  I would recommend the alliance to anyone as the perfect blend of learning: in schools and with current practitioners.
Thomas Anderson Chemistry Enjoying the first placement so far. I feel the speed at which I’ve been introduced to teaching has been good.
Kerrie Broadbent




YSA has gone above and beyond to make sure I am well looked after and my needs are catered for. I cannot recommend the programme they provide highly enough.
Caroline Buchanan Geography I have had an inspiring start to my ITT year. The YSA course has given me access to professionals at the forefront of education who have equipped me with a wide range of effective strategies and advice to improve my teaching practice.  Not only this, but all of the staff are incredibly helpful, open to questions and provide support where necessary.  Overall the YSA have made what could have been a very overwhelming course, very digestible and enjoyable.
Joel Goodchild Geography Throughout the application process the YSA stood out as being really polished and professional. The course thus far has been highly practical, delivered by practitioners and has exceeded all expectations.  Very happy with my choice!
Lucie Wright Geography YSA is a very welcoming and supportive alliance. I look forward to our weekly EPS sessions because they are informative.  Everything is so well organised and we all get along really well as a tight knit group of trainees.
William Oldfield History St Aidan’s has been fantastic – the support offered by them and the network of trainees has been invaluable.
Adam Mason Maths Be prepared to work hard and you will surprise yourself with how quickly you progress.
Jamie Emmett MFL (French/Spanish) The opportunity to come together with other trainees on a weekly basis is hugely beneficial.
Sarah Larner MFL (Spanish/French) A very supportive and caring alliance providing the very best for future teachers.
Robert Williams Religious Education YSA has been a great introduction to teaching, particularly through putting on accessible sessions with experienced and approachable teachers.