Beginner Teacher, Intern and Apprentice Blogs

March 13, 2020

It has been at least two months since I last wrote a blog. I have since completed all exams for this year. During this time I have been able to reflect on my current role and responsibilities and how to develop my role further. This period of reflection I currently hav...

March 13, 2020

Time. Everything we do is measured by time. We are closing in on the end of the second full term. I am seven months into my apprenticeship and next week I will sit my fourth AAT exam. It is evident that we use time as a measure for so many things in life.

March 13, 2020

Since my arrival at Leeds East Academy I have been pleasantly surprised with the administration team and the way they regularly help one another with their roles. To note a few personal experiences: I have supported our human resources administrator in filing, I have c...

March 13, 2020

In my last blog post, I discussed a number of topics and events that had occurred in the organisation. I reflected upon these events and how the changes helped me grow. In this week’s blog post I want to highlight the contrast in feeling after resuming my regular respo...

March 13, 2020

Evolution, adaptation, dynamic, progressive are all synonyms of the word change. We all face change. In our business, staff change, selected suppliers change, student’s grades change, classes change, management changes. A wise man once told me “Changes happen, the ques...

March 13, 2020

Before I started my apprenticeship, I had some pre-conceived ideas of what it was going to be like, specifically with regards to the training I’d receive in and out of the workplace. As I attended college during my first half-term and worked at Leeds East Academy, I st...

March 13, 2020

Studying for an accounting qualification often seems daunting when faced with a new topic. I along with my classmates at college regularly stumble – which isn’t a bad thing – as we are taught new principles. I feel I am at a great advantage because of the range and lev...

March 13, 2020

“Obsess about the why.” That was the advice I and three other apprentices were given during the first Trust apprenticeship meeting with Mr Whitaker.

March 13, 2020

It is human nature to want to do things by ourselves. That’s just the way we are, however in almost every profession there are moments when we can’t do things ourselves. My role is no different. While I can follow financial processes by myself, I often need others to s...

March 13, 2020

​Jobs in finance often require you to work all year round. Although I work in a school, this is still necessary as it is essential to ensure all processes and tasks are completed within the time frame expected. As the last week of term began, I realised that there were...

March 13, 2020

I’m going to be honest; when I sit down to write my weekly blog I have forgotten what I have achieved during the week. Working in the education sector is busy; EVERYONE always has something to do.

March 13, 2020

Perseverance is an essential attribute that helps one become successful. Whether in the many small tasks or the long extensive projects, an individual seems to perform better as they persevere. Reviewing the past couple of weeks I can see how the quality of perseveranc...

March 13, 2020

Patterns can be found through all our lives. I have a pattern of waking up, showering, eating breakfast and going to work every morning. If my pattern is thrown off I worry how I can resolve it. I will even use a pattern to organise my blog each week while highlighting...

March 13, 2020

September is over. I hadn’t fully appreciated the amount of work that goes on at the beginning of the school year however now it is clear that there is an endless amount. I have been kept busy with finance, admin and data tasks. There is a clear drive that Leeds East A...