Rebecca Smith- Curriculum Leader for Dance
What influenced your decision to train at Hillview?
I completed a work experience placement at Hillview during my second year at University which I really enjoyed. The Dance department had – and still has – exceptionally high standards and really challenges students to achieve excellent results.
What was your experience of training to teach at Hillview?
My training year was demanding in many different ways but also very enjoyable. I had excellent support from my mentor as well as other staff members.
What were the benefits of in-school training?
Being in school from day one really opens your eyes to the realities of secondary school education. By the end of the year I felt confident to go into a variety of different schools for interviews.
How has your career progressed since you qualified?
Upon qualifying I took on my first teaching post as a teacher of Dance at Valley Park School in Maidstone. After spending three valuable years there I came back to Hillview in September 2014 as Curriculum Leader for Dance.