Friday, 21 June 2013
School Direct : Preparing for the unknown.
Taking this step into the unknown means that preparation is difficult. I've got myself a stack of books and am reading my way through them. I'm also trying to follow as many blogs and reading other articles on education as I'm realising how fast things are changing and the importance of keeping ahead of the times. I've also started some observation and spent two days in an all boys grammar school this week which was really interesting as it was different to anything I've been in before. I've got a week lined up in a Primary school which is compulsory before beginning my PGCE and I've arranged to spend a week in an MFL department back home. Other than that preparations are generally all paperwork- I've had application forms to fill in from my school, a DBS check to pay for and a bit more reading!
Anyone else stepping into the School Direct unknown? Join the TES Community forum here. Get in touch with me on Twitter @BexNobes or via the group. Really looking forward to talking to more trainees-to-be!