Welcome fellow practitioners. I have been invited, and required little persuasion (Ian’s bought me a coffee), to open my door to fellow ARU students and offer advice/guidance to those that would like some.
I graduated from Anglia Ruskin in 2011 having completed the degree that you are undertaking. My purpose in life then and now is to obtain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and teach in a Primary school. I worked for 6 years as a TA/LA in a Primary school in Rugby and I am currently 4 weeks in to my GTP training through Northampton University. (It’s going well).
I worked a 26hr week as a TA while studying and have 3 children in different stages of education. As you can imagine these elements required careful juggling throughout the degree and I can say that I didn’t always get the balance right.
Please feel free to ask me anything that is concerning you about the days, weeks, months, years ahead. Study skills, handy hints, technophobia, using the library, referencing or how to make a perfect pizza.
How to ask a question:
Sounds silly I know but if you post a reply to this message or indeed any subsequent replies then I will get a message to say you’ve done so. I will try and reply as quickly as I can but, like you, I have got a few other bits going on so might not be on the pulse. Don’t worry about posting at midnight or 6 am I won’t get a txt to wake me up. :0)
Sadly I am unable to explain the meaning of life…