…well, you get the picture. I’ve learnt a lot this year, not all of it relevant though. I’ve learnt things from safeguarding training (really important) to being taught that I shouldn’t touch the kids or that the “n word” is racist (important, but I think I already had gathered that).
I’d be lying if I said I was happy now though. One of my fears unfortunately came true and I have no job. I tried, and tried and tried. I had so many times where I came home and just wanted to scream “WHY WILL NO ONE EMPLOY ME?!”. I will admit, last few weeks of my PGCE I was ready to throw in my teaching towel to the arena of education. I had begun looking for telesales jobs. BUT in my first two days off I began to realise my mistake. I love teaching and I’m not gonna let this go to waste. Yes, I may struggle for cash for a bit but I AM going to be a teacher like I am trained to. I know given the chance I would spend hours planning, do extra curricular clubs and use as many new tricks as I could. I just need a school to buy into my ethos and let me in.
I’ve got an informal chat with a school on Monday for a term supply contract. Competition is stiff, but I’m giving it all I’ve got. Besides that I’ve signed up for a supply agency or two, and will do even more leg work in the next few days. I hope to keep this blog going and hopefully tell my story of finding a job. I know at the moment I would love an inspirational story, let’s hope this turns into an inspirational story for one future unemployed NQT….
….Oh and one final thing…I was told before the PGCE that Teachers is closer to a real school scenario than waterloo road is. Besides an incident of a potential gunman on the run leading to the evacuation of a school at 4:30pm, this is certainly true. I met everyone of the staff on teachers in both schools (by the way, there’s more Jennys than Susans…if you meet a Susan and she is your mentor…you won’t get any better, I know I didn’t)