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Prize winner Joanne Williams shares her PGCE story

PGCE prize winner Joanne Williams Friday 17 July 2015

Joanne Williams, who received the School Direct Primary Prize for Excellence, shares her experience of studying for her PGCE qualification at Liverpool Hope University.

“It’s been a rollercoaster of a year, but today makes it all worthwhile. Balancing the course with raising my two children has been challenging at times, but it’s nice to have them here with me today to celebrate.

“I gained a distinction in both pieces of my work, but was surprised and delighted to find out I’d been awarded the School Direct Primary prize. Today has definitely been one of the highlights of my time at Liverpool Hope and I would recommend the University to anyone. From the hands on approach to teaching, to learning from outstanding teachers, it has been a great experience.

“Before I joined the course, I was working as a Teaching Assistant at Bleak Hill Primary in St Helens and it was the school’s link with Liverpool Hope that encouraged me to apply here. I’m thrilled to have landed a job at the school teaching Year 2 pupils and can’t wait to get started in September.”   

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