Beginner Teachers' Blog

October 17, 2019

“The meaning of life is to find your gift, the purpose of life is to give it away.” William Shakespeare.

‘So what made you want to be a teacher?’ The single, most prevalent question a teacher is asked. But for me there is no definitive answer. It is a mixture of plethor...

July 24, 2019

This year seems to have absolutely flown by and I am really grateful to my colleagues for all of the wonderful opportunities I have been afforded during my first year in the profession.

I am really proud of the opportunities I have taken advantage of and feel that I hav...

June 27, 2019

My first experience of Ofsted

Even as a secondary pupil (a long time ago) I knew the importance of Ofsted to schools. I remember my teachers at secondary school, holding their breaths from the moment Ofsted arrived and releasing a sigh of relief when they left. As an NQ...

June 24, 2019

Over the past year I have been afforded so many wonderful opportunities to further my own professional development. This has been something I have truly valued and to have such experiences so early on in my career is unique and a real testament to the quality of opport...

June 3, 2019

When I started my teacher training, I had this perception that OFSTED inspections were this daunting experience and that everyone in the teaching profession dreaded this process. I think I was naive to the fact that actually, when OFSTED visit a school- it is a chance...

May 1, 2019

What I have learnt so far during my NQT year

Take a look at any school in the modern world and the word innovation will scream out at you. But what actually is innovation?  Most teachers who join the profession have a particular flair and creativity when it comes to les...