I love training to teach Maths with Stockton SCITT. I chose Stockton SCITT because I wanted as much experience in a school as possible. I was encouraged to teach as soon as I felt ready, team teaching within a couple of weeks of being at a school. I have found that progressively increasing teaching hours has been a great way to build confidence and get to grips with the workload without feeling too stressed. I have had amazing support in both placement schools; there is always someone to answer any questions or give advice. Working with a variety of teachers has allowed me to observe many teaching methods that I have adapted to suit my own teaching style. I have gained a wealth of experience from different settings, from teaching A level to dealing with challenging behaviour to getting involved in after school activities. Central training has provided me with a wide variety of different experiences and valuable knowledge that I can transfer to my teaching practice. The training provided is always suited to our needs and as trainees we are always encouraged to identify any extra training sessions that we feel we may need. Central training is also a great time to socialise with other people on the course and share our own experiences.