Teaching, ask any of us and we will probably tell you that it is simultaneously one of the best but also the worst job in the world.
I started training as a science teacher nearly exactly 3 years ago, throwing myself in at the deep end and learning on the job, a route into teaching that I thoroughly recommend, but that is for a different post at a different time. This summer has been the first where I have really felt the ability to sit back and relax. With this has come a lot of time for me to reflect on the last 3 years, how far I have come and the knowledge I have gained. Without being too cliched, I realised that the past 3 years has been the biggest learning curve of my life. It is not just the pupils in the classroom that are learning but also the teachers.
This blog aims to share some of what I have learnt over my first few years, focussing on what has helped me through the notoriously difficult first few years, but also covering my views and experiences on a range of topics, varying from starting in new schools and learning to teach all the way through to effective leadership styles.
I hope you enjoy reading, please leave your thoughts and comments on any issues discussed; as well as being a base for my own reflections, I hope to utilise the blog as a platform for sharing opinions tips and importantly, best practice.