|Dorchester Primary School|
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A day in the life of a Teacher in the United Kingdom
Courses taken since graduation
Where I hope to be in 5 years
I would like a permanent position teaching in a primary school.
My advice to students considering work
Get as much work experience as you can, and don't leave it until after leaving university. I was involved in YSIS and the millenium volunteers, both of which were crucial in getting on the PGCE and helping me decide on a career working with children.
What I do
Teaching year 1 (ages 5-6). Planning, preparing, teaching and assessing for a range of subjects.
Skills I use and how I developed them
PGCE and experience of working in the appropriate year group.
Literacy, numeracy and ICT skills, team work, presentation skills, knowledge of child development.
Experience of working in schools and with children.
What I like most
Developing working relationships with children that help them make progress.
What I like least
Amount of unnecessary paper work.
What would I change? I would probably have considered other, less competitive areas of work before doing a PGCE as I feel 'cornered' into this area of work at a time when there are limited job opportunties.
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