I honestly forgot about this website and out of the blue remembered! I am so glad to have achieved this goal! I studied a BA (hons) in Primary Education and was lucky enough to land myself a teaching position straight away! In fact, I was in my final year completing my dissertation when, my now, headteacher approached me to apply for a position in his school! I had completed my final teaching practice there a few months prior to this. I applied and was successful.
Looking back, I am so glad I stuck with the degree. After the disastrous placement in my second year, I nearly gave up. But I didn’t and am definitely a better person and teacher for it. I realise that not all teachers are meant for mentoring student teachers no matter how effective they are in the classroom. And since qualifying, I have had a couple of student teachers of my own. Having been in their position, I made sure that I gave them as much support and guidance I could to help them.
I am now coming to the end of my third year working at the school and I love it. I am not going to lie though, teaching is hard! The paperwork and the behind the scenes preparation and late nights can be tough. But ultimately, when I see my children blossoming and making amazing progress, I realise it is so worth it!
So anyone, thinking of pursuing a teaching career, go for it!
I am half way through my second year and I think I am really struggling. I have just have the worst teaching practice ever with the most unsupportive class teacher. Received no help and now I have to do the placement again next year. I honestly think that this teacher had something against me, I knew that I wasn’t perfect but that’s why we have placements to learn from established teachers!!!! I had started to doubt whether I am cut out to be a teacher. I refuse to give up seeing as a received an execellent report last year from the SAME school.
Well i am finally here!!! i have moved to manchester and have started my degree. it has been a bit of an overwhelming experience, leaving home, family and friends, but i am slowly getting used to it. the first week was pretty hard going as its a lot to take in. i moved into my flat and met the people i will be living with for the next year, then started university the next day and met my group. i just wanted to cry on the first day!(i kind of know what children must feel like on their first day at a new school!!!) but now that i have made friends and started the lectures, i am actually feeling a lot more positive. i know i really want to become a primary school teacher and the lectures are really great. we start school experience placements in november. i can’t wait.
Received a letter yesterday from the university where I really want to go to! I really didn’t think they would accept as I felt I was really pants in the written task! But it’s all good. I also received offers from two other Universities but was really hoping to get into Manchester. I am so excited, I start in september. I know I am really going to miss being a Nursery Nurse but I can’t wait to become a teacher!!!
Well I have a couple of interviews. The first one being this coming wednesday. I am pretty nervous. There is going to be a lot to get through during the day and I just hope I get through it all in one piece!!! Wish me luck!
Well I am in the middle of filling out an application form for Universities. The personal statement was a killer! I hate writing those things but I finally finished it and hope it will impress somebody enough to let me onto a degree in Primary Education I am just waiting for someone at work to write me a reference and with any luck I can send it all off. (fingers crossed!!!)