Vicky Rukin- Lead Teacher of Textiles
What influenced your decision to train at Hillview?
I have always known that Hillview has such a friendly community within the school and all of the girls are eager to learn, polite and kind. This creates a really positive environment to work in and one I wanted to be part of.
What was your experience of training to teach at Hillview?
Training at Hillview was fantastic. The in-school training included: attending weekly workshops; regular one-to-one meetings; frequently meeting with the other trainees and observing experienced and outstanding teachers across a variety of subjects. All of this was vital throughout my first year of teaching.
What were the benefits of in-school training?
Friendly and informative workshops within the school provided concise and detailed training without having to waste time travelling. In-school training also enabled me to better understand exactly what daily working life in a school is like.
How has your career progressed since you qualified?
Since qualifying I have taken the role of Lead Teacher for Textiles which allows me to be part of a hugely successful and creative Art & Design Faculty.