Right, the time has now come to finish this blog. My PGCE year is officially over and I have achieved QTS status. I start work from Monday as a Year 2 teacher and am anticipating another rollercoaster of a year to come.
Thank you for reading this and I hope it’s not been too depressing to read; teaching is hard work but it’s totally worth it!
Today I had my day at an ‘alternative educational setting’. Rather than seeing any children at work I was treated to a day with the elderly at a farm. The location was fab and there were some wonderful activities laid on for the old folk to have a go at. Unfortunately, most of the visitors were carers and the elderly who did turn up had their carers with them which meant that they weren’t really open to having any conversations.
I did do some arts and crafts though and see some cool old stuff…
Last night I drove back home in preparation for my ‘outdoor leadership’ training with my job school today. It was a really good day and I got to meet the other Year 2 class teacher I’ll be working alongside next year. We will each have 20 children in our class ( I know, how perfect!), and we will team teach and plan together. Sorted.
Free time. Time in which there is nothing to do. I’m unaware of how to handle this situation. For 9 months I’ve been busy ALL THE TIME either essay writing, marking, lesson planning, resourcing, or teaching. Suddenly there is none of that.
I stayed in bed until 11, that’s right 11, it was OBSCENE!
…..I will have completed the school based element of my teacher training.
That’s a very scary thought.
Today was sports day and boy was it a scorcher! The sun was out which was brilliant and there was a slight breeze to keep everybody cool. All children in ks2 got to run in a multitude of races, working on a rotation system. They did a variation of races from sack jumping, egg and spoon races to three legged races. As always not all children were keen to participate but they did all get on and have a go which was great to see.
The day ended with the relay races and sprint races. All ran very well and, bless them, even those in last place kept running until they finished – the determination on their faces was an absolute picture!
I’m very pleased I was there to witness sports day after it’s cancellation last week, as it would have been disappointing to miss out on such a fun day.
Today was my final Monday in school; in fact today was my final Monday in a school as a trainee teacher!
5 days in school left to go!
Today the final of my three housemates managed to acquire a job! We are all now employed and ready to start earning. It will be a strange feeling to get paid for what I’ve been doing for free!
So today was my final tutor visit, and as always it was a waste of time. However, she did sign the final sheet of paper I need to pass the course; one signature signs off and validates 9 months worth of basic hell, weird that!
Anyway , I now have 7 days left in school, 5 days at Uni, 4 days off and then I start supply work at my new school.
The real world is coming at me!