Teacher of Geography and Assistant Director of Examinations
Key stages: 3, 4 & 5
I really liked the fact that I was training on the job as I could implement the things I was learning immediately and see their effect. The material covered was specific and relevant to my subject and experience, and I found the seminars a useful space for discussing teaching practice and airing any concerns. The support I received from both my training team and my school were exemplary and I felt I was making good progress.
Since my training I have had experience of teaching History at Key Stage 3 and I have taught more A Level lessons. I have also had a Key Stage 3 form for the past two years, and I have loved being involved in the pastoral side of school life. This academic year, I am the lead teacher for A2, I am working with the Sixth Form in a new pastoral role, and I have been promoted to Assistant Director of Examinations. Training on the job was important to me as I wanted to get started straight away and you really do learn more when you need to. I would recommend it to anyone who prefers to learn on the job, as and when you need to.
I intend to continue working in the independent school sector.
I contributed to the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Bronze and Silver levels; I started and ran a Green Team which looked into environmental issues within my school and we started recycling paper; I also went on school trips with all ages e.g. French chateau trip, Sorrento Geography trip and numerous day trips.