As a child, I remember my Mum going to night school to earn her education degree; she’s now been a teacher for over twenty years. This has always inspired me and is one of the main reasons I’ve always wanted to work with children.
Before I decided to do my teacher training following my music degree, I wanted some real experience working in schools. I was offered a job as an Education Assistant at Sheringham Primary School where I got to observe good practice and work with some brilliant pupils. I instantly felt welcome and comfortable, and knew I wanted to work here as a class teacher. I went on to do my Schools Direct training course at a different school and was offered a job at Sheringham after that.
Completing my NQT year at Sheringham provided me with a great support network; a network made up of my mentor, the staff, and my peers - the other NQTs. This support has not only been on a collaborative level it has also been on a personal level; people who I can rely on in challenging moments.
Everyone at Sheringham works hard to ensure we all can have an impact on educating our pupils the best we possibly can. We work continuously to reflect on our teaching practice so we can improve and innovate our school.
Being a part of the Learning in Harmony trust has broadened our teaching community. Sharing good teaching practice across the schools, means we can grow and learn together whilst providing consistent teaching and more career opportunities. I feel lucky to work in a growing community that truly cares about reaching a common goal.