Yesterday, for the first time in over five years, I stood in front of a classroom of children and taught English. Times five, as it happens, because I was there all day – and the timetable gave me years seven, eight, nine and eleven to teach. For those uncertain about the numbers, we are talking eleven to sixteen year olds. I am trained to teach secondary school, not primary.
I have kept very quiet about this on the blog – because I wasn’t sure it would work out and, if it did, when it would start; but also because I need to be careful and respectful with regard to specific identities (both of schools and, more importantly, the young people I come across).
I decided to join a Supply Teaching agency mid-January – and, since then, have been doing all the tasks (references, DBS checks and so forth) necessary to…
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