It would be so easy to slip back into an admin job. It’s what I have always known, yet I really want to use the skills I have gained. I think it would be a waste not to.
With this in mind, I decided to attend a ‘School Experience Day,’ convinced it would confirm I was not teacher material. When I first arrived I was looking for reasons to dislike the idea. When the day ended, I knew it was what I wanted to do.
However, it’s one thing to want something, and another to be able to do it.
My two main concerns are: a lack of support at home (I have four children and it’s not a 9-5 job); and my mental health. Am I strong enough to deal with the pressure?
Over the course of the next few months I will be blogging about my preparation for returning to the world of full time education and employment.
Yes – this September I will be attending the University of Bristol! I have managed to get myself a place on their PGCE Programme. I am so excited and terrified all at once.
My journey continues.