Samantha Deverdicks - Teaching Profile

FdA Education and Training

‘‘One of the key things that attracted me to the course was the mandatory work placement that I had to complete. The college helped guide me on how to go about finding a suitable placement and I then applied directly to Cardinal Hume Academy in Gateshead. I had an informal chat with the school and was then offered a work placement which would allow me to work directly with the children in and develop my skills from working alongside experienced teaching staff.

My work placement allowed me to apply the theory I had learnt on the course to the job role I was doing and put my knowledge and skills into practice am a well organised person and I also had to balance a part time job and my commitment to athletics alongside my degree course and work placement.

I cannot speak highly enough of my tutors and the teaching staff in the School of Education. They are extremely passionate about what they do and are very helpful, approachable and always went out of their way to help and support me. Nothing was ever a problem for them and they were always very quick to respond to my emails and answer any questions I had’’.