A TASTE OF TEACHING FOR THESE STEM STUDENTS

For the past four weeks St Bonaventure’s has welcomed seven fantastic STEM subject Interns – students in their second year at University.

Arranged by the Agnus Dei Teaching School Alliance that’s based at St Bonaventure’s, the funded ‘Get Into Teaching Internship’ was a huge success.

The programme has been designed to increase the number of Maths and Physics teachers applying for Initial Teacher Training courses by giving Undergraduates in their penultimate year of study a taste of teaching.

Lead Practioner at St Bon’s, Emma Templeman said it was a chance for the young students  to see what life as a Science or Maths teacher in an outstanding, busy inner-city school was really like.

The Interns – Anthony Onwuli from Imperial College, London, Jamina Begum from The University of East London, and  Hazyefah Khan, Mohammed Umarjee, Naimah Haque, Aqeela Patel and Flora Anpu-Charles from London’s Queen Mary University said they had a fantastic experience at the school.
Ms Racon, Mr Adenekan, Mr Bennett and Ms Murphy, along with the Maths and Science teams have fully supported the Interns to actively engage in and deliver parts of Maths and Science lessons.

The Magnificent Seven have also been responsible for planning and delivering two exciting science fayre events for Year 6 pupils as well as  St Bonaventure’s boys, assisting at two Sports Days, helping in Mission Week, visiting a fellow alliance school on top of receiving a full and comprehensive professional studies training programme.

Ms Templeman went on to say: “We hope that the experience of teaching at St Bonaventure’s has been a rewarding and memorable one for the Interns and we hope to see them again in the classroom in the future .
“They have shown real potential and this is a fantastic way for talented students to get into teaching and to discover if it is the profession for them whilst earning a decent salary.”

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