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Carmel Teacher Training Partnership

A Trainee's Perspective On Our Initial Teacher Training Programme

Now let’s talk about rocks. Yes, rocks, I know what you’re thinking…boring.

I remember the nicest thing someone said to me when I told them I was going into teaching and it was, ‘spread the joy that you have because you have so much to give’. That is exactly what I’ve done... Continue Reading →

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to teach.

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to teach. I remember rushing home from school to teach my teddy bears after putting them in an organised, and carefully considered, seating plan. Fast forward 19 years and I... Continue Reading →

So…are you a real teacher then?

So…are you a real teacher then? This has been the question from both family members and friends, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Stepping into my main school placement on the 1st September was a nerve-wracking experience, however having my... Continue Reading →

My summer was spent making memories, holidaying and of course, preparing for the biggest journey of my life so far.

Here goes nothing… My summer was spent making memories, holidaying and of course, preparing for the biggest journey of my life so far. The feeling of making a career change from public relations to teaching was mildly terrifying, brave and... Continue Reading →

“…Some say teaching is a skill much like riding a bike, that for one is true, and I am definitely enjoying the ride.”

As a swimmer, I could say that I am used to diving in at the deep end, but when we are talking about teaching it’s a completely different ball game. Teaching so far has proven to be a real challenge,... Continue Reading →

“…I feel like something has clicked and I can see how far I have come since September!”

Good Afternoon, I’m covered in glue after helping year 1 to weave Scottish kilts out of paper… but here is my blog for the half term. The past 6 weeks I have been in a different school for a short... Continue Reading →

ARE YOU A SHEPHERD OR ARE YOU A SHEEP?

Here I sit two weeks before the Christmas holidays, and I am reflecting on how quickly my first term has gone. Since returning from the October half term it has been all hands on deck, not just in regards to... Continue Reading →

I can’t quite believe it is already December and I am just over a week off completing my first full term…

I can’t quite believe it is already December and I am just over a week off completing my first full term! I have had a brilliant half term, although challenging at times. Last week was the school Christmas production themed... Continue Reading →

I know that it will soon become the most rewarding and exciting thing I will ever do…

Whenever I tell someone I am training to be a primary school teacher, they all have the same reaction – they awkwardly smile and say “Well…good look!” with an empathetic yet judgemental tone in their voice. Whilst training has so... Continue Reading →

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