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Michael's Case Study

Name of trainee: Michael McFeely

Year completed DTLLS: 2013

Current job title: Advanced Practitioner (Maths)

Current place of employment: Henley College, Coventry



Background information (starting point)

Michael’s first exposure to teaching was when he joined the PTLLS programme in September 2008. He had previously been a Project Manager in the IT sector. On completion of the PTLLS course he spent a year working as a Teaching Assistant supporting maths classes in a large secondary school. Following this he moved to Henley College teaching functional maths as a sessional lecturer before progressing on to teaching maths on the Access programme. Having decided to commit to teaching as a full-time career he enrolled on the DTLLS programme in September, 2011.

Current position and details on progress

At the beginning of Michael’s second year he was appointed as a permanent, full-time lecturer. Upon completion of the course he was interviewed for the position of Advanced Practitioner for maths and his application was successful.

He currently teaches 16 – 19 year olds functional maths at levels 1 and 2, and adult learners both GCSE-equivalent maths and Level 3 maths. He has the lead responsibility for the delivery of maths on the Access programme, where he is also a Personal Tutor for a group of students.

Impact of ITT

The DTLLS course provided a sound theoretical framework to underpin my developing practical experience. Allied with opportunities to both observe, and receive feedback from, skilled practitioners this enabled me to identify successful strategies and techniques to develop my delivery of lessons in the classroom.