House Of Commons, July '07

This is a blog I will be keeping throughout my BA (Hons) Degree at Anglia Ruskin University following my experiences.

I’m a Vendor ICT Teacher from The Leigh Technology Academy in Dartford, London. Working at present without my QTS (qualified teacher status), but so far it has far from held me back. I’m really looking to eventually get into management positions within secondary education, so some kind of formal teacher training is going to be necessary. I didn’t directly go to university after the sixth form as I was offered a position in adult education with an attractive salary. I was far from certain about what I wanted to do with my life and felt that going to university was like going to the train station with no destination in mind, so I jumped at the chance to do something rewarding while I decided what to do with regards to my education. I had previously trained as an instructor for Macromedia / Adobe as part of my integrated studies at post sixteen, so this was the next progressional step. After setting up a very successful community project for adult ICT training with the local government, I was invited back to my secondary school as a part time ICT instructor within the Vendor ICT department (applied ICT) to run in parallel with my work in adult education. This was something I wanted as I sought to try my hand at teaching younger adults. From then I now have the position of a teacher and all the trimmings that go with it. I now have a wonderful form group (CH1) that I have had since September 2008 that are vertical which means it contains 2-4 students from years 7-13.

I am studying this degree to get those wonderful letters after my name to qualify for a GTP course with my academy, which I have already been approved for upon completion of my degree.

So that’s a bit about how I got here, what else could I put I wonder?

UPDATE: You can now check out my personal site over at tobyadams.tk


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