If I’ve learnt anything in the past 9 hours it’s that I have absolutely no capacity to learn names and my stamina is appalling. The first day in the Education Faculty was extremely interesting, exciting, informative and overwhelming in pretty much every way possible! We received a timetable of the whole year, got told we spend 120 days in school, have only 3 hours teaching on the ‘non-foundational subjects’ (i.e. Drama, P.E., Geography, History), and we will all cry at least once during the year if not this Friday….
Don’t get me wrong, it wasn’t all doom and gloom(!), but I knew it was going to be a tough year before I started. Now none of us can be under any illusion. We’re here, it’s tough, it’s busy, it’s stressful, it’s overwhelming, it’s manic, it’s a PGCE.
The bottom line?
Deal with it.