Since beginning my journey into teaching through School Direct, there have been many challenges and some really great highs - but each challenge has been worth it. After a very successful School Direct year, I secured an NQT position with St Mary's where I have now been for two years as a Y2 class teacher. Along the way, I have experienced fantastic training both internally and from specialists externally which has allowed me to continuously reflect on my practice and mold myself into the practitioner I am today. Within my 2nd year I have been given the opportunity to mentor 2019 School Direct Students which I have thrived off watching them develop and progress. Through the training offered St Marys have made this journey seamless and allowed me to take on new challenges and progress in new directions.