Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Easter already… time flies.

Well it is already half way through the term break and Easter has passed me by. The end of my last placement was so busy with lessons and completing my file ready for tutorials that I didn’t get chance to update this blog unfortunately. I apologise. I do try to add updates via Twitter though so please follow me on Twitter @primaryPGCE .
Well there is only 1 more term left and I am now starting to submit job applications in the Somerset area. It is a very competitive area of the country with 170 applicants for a Year 5 teacher just last week. Wish me luck!
So finally in this post, I am writing an essay about the importance of studying the Global DImension in schools and how it can be embraced in a new creative curriculum. What are your thoughts? Do you have a strong following of the Global Dimension in your school already?

An exhausting experience!

Who ever said that working in schools was going to be easy? Placement 2 has been hard work and it has taken its toll on my health as I managed to catch a virus and be knocked out for 5 days. A whole week is a long time to miss out on but I have still managed to clock up the hours and pass my assessment. I have found Year 1 a challenge but it is one that I was have embraced more and more each week!

I am also busy now completing all the job applications I can for the local area and so far it is a dead end. The thing to remember is: Keep positive, keep going and don’t take no for an answer!

The interview

Well it is coming to the time when interviews for jobs start appearing and on our PGCE we have mock interviews organised to brush up on the necessary skills! The interviews are with genuine Head Teachers, so it does have a certain ring to it about being important. I want to get a job for this September! I know we in competition with the other 30,000 odd new teachers entering the profession, so how can I make myself outstanding and special?! Please send me your tips by adding a comment. I will keep you all posted on how it goes!