Kathryn Harding

Why did you decide to train as a teacher?

I had worked with young people in various capacities throughout my time at University, I enjoyed it and found it very fulfilling. After spending some time working in a school I decided that teaching was the career I wanted to pursue.

Why did you choose to train with the University of York?

I wanted to stay in Yorkshire, as I feel settled in York. The course had a great reputation and offered what I was looking for in my teacher training.

What have been particular highlights of your training so far?

I have learned to integrate theory and practice into my lesson plans under the guidance of my university tutors and school mentors.

What advice would you give to current University or York undergraduates in your subject area who are thinking of teaching and considering doing their training at York?

Try and get experience in a variety of schools before you apply - so you have the chance to really experience what it will be like to work in a school.


Kathryn Harding

PGCE English Trainee

Contact details

Department of Education
University of York

Tel: + 44 (0) 1904 323454

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