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A Trainee's Perspective On Our Initial Teacher Training Programme

“2020 was the year of lockdown graduations, a global pandemic and the start of my teacher training programme with CTTP. “

2020 was the year of lockdown graduations, a global pandemic and the start of my teacher training programme with CTTP. Training to teach during such challenging and uncertain times may seem to some like making an already difficult task even... Continue Reading →

“I was blissfully unaware of the meltdown that was about to occur when Jeff the caterpillar was found squashed.”

This summer was a strange one to say the least. The lead up to teacher training, I had so many holidays and adventures planned; covid had other ideas. Whilst it wasn’t quite as expected, summer gave me the chance to... Continue Reading →

‘Let’s See What The Day Brings!’

My first official day teacher training was interesting. I had already met up with my subject (History) department at my main school placement, so felt prepared. I don't have a car at the moment, so I was reliant on a... Continue Reading →

” I woke up that morning feeling like my 11-year-old self on the first day of big school.”

The great English summer in the middle of a global pandemic. Those are words I never thought I would write. Summer was spent waving at family through windows, baking cakes and leaving them on doorsteps, and playing the 64th quiz... Continue Reading →

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 →

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