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Meet Our People: Niccolo, Teacher of RIS Maths Rss

Posted on: February 8th 2019

Researchers In Schools is a bespoke route into teaching exclusively for PhD graduates, running over three years. Niccolo is currently taking part in the programme with Harris Initial Teacher Education, teaching mathematics.

After moving to England to study as a research student in mathematics, where I experimented class teaching at undergraduate level, I realised that teaching was one of the highlights of my week and that I wanted to make it my profession. This also related to my love for teaching Judo to children and teenagers, which I had previously experienced in my country. Indeed, Judo is a wonderful form of education and this definitely contributed to forming my love for teaching and my ethos as a teacher.

With Harris ITE training course I was able to develop a great wealth of practical and theoretical experience which incredibly enriched my knowledge about teaching in class and allowed me to develop my skills as a professional. By engaging constantly with theory, reflecting on my daily experience as a teacher, and receiving quick and meaningful feedback, which are all fundamental traits of the Harris ITE course, I was able to grow in the classroom environment and become a confident practitioner that has the resources and the skills to improve in the profession and has a deep positive impact in the life of students. 

One of the things that I have enjoyed the most about being a trainee teacher with Harris is the great amount of meaningful feedback about my teaching that I received from a large number of experienced practitioners. Indeed, feedback was always timely, appropriate and useful, always addressing a wide range of aspects and aiming at my growth and improvement. This made my training year, which was undoubtedly a challenging one, very rich of personal and professional growth and, therefore, very rewarding.

To find out more about Researchers In Schools and other routes into teaching with Harris, visit or contact the Harris ITE team on / 0208 253 7758.

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