Reflections of a reluctant university student

Having started the university part of my Schools Direct teacher training – we had two full university days this week – I have had cause for new reflection. For the first time, it was clear to me just how wide a gulf there is between me and my fellow new teachers in terms of our […]

One and a half weeks in…

Well it’s really one week in, as Monday and Tuesday last week were insets. I’ve taught five lessons so far and had my first lesson observed today. As I tweeted the other day: By any standard, I’ve done well so far. I’ve settled into my new school, got to grips with the computer systems and […]

What I’ve learned so far about teaching

August has raced along, packed with family adventures and relaxed, lazy days at home. In its wake comes September, the most bittersweet month of the year. Already the days are growing shorter and the leaves are falling off the trees. We collected our first lot of (very young) conkers today. Of course, along with a […]