Back in May 2010 I was lucky enough to secured my first job after my first application and interview. I was told that I would be teaching in years 3 and 4 and that I would be mentored by one of Assistant Headteacher. I had a wonderful summer and I remember in later August 2010 having many sleepless night as the anticipation of meeting my new class became too much.
I began in September 2010.
My NQT year
It has been a hectic but thoroughly enjoyable year. My school was very supportive I wasn’t always open to accept advice and so didn’t make the changes that were required to improve my teaching.
This year (Second year)
This year has been again hectic but tremendous fun. I continued to teach in Year 3 and 4 but was made PE Leader.
This is something I really looked forward to and an area which I know needed to be developed. I knew I would be able to make a different within the subject. I started slow but by Christmas I had established a routine and I knew what I wanted t do with the subject.
My teaching I feel has also improved. I got a “good” within all of my observations this year which is better than the grades I received in my NQT year. I have now made an effort to research how to go from Good to Outstanding. I feel this is a possibility and I know that one must always strive for perfection. This way the teacher never become static and the children get the standard of education they deserve.
As the year progressed I got more confident so I tried more things within my PE leadership, this made an impression on my SLT so I was asked to go for the Science leaders job. The science leader in my school is on maternity leave so I was asked to go for the position, after a short interview I got the job which means I will be in Year 3 and 4 again as well as being the PE and Science Leader. The science leaders position carries a TLR which is particular good.
So in my 3rd year I will be a TLR holder which is well beyond where I thought I would be.
All that is left to say is
TEACHING IS A WONDERFUL PROFESSION