Name: Heather Campbell
Host School: Middleton Technology School
What have been the most positive experiences of your training so far?
It has been amazing to get straight into a classroom and have my own classes. I already feel like a teacher, planning my own lessons and completing my own marking. The support around me has eased the transition from volunteer to teacher; knowing that I can ask anyone in the department or school for assistance and guidance is fantastic.
What has been the most challenging experience of your training so far, and how have you looked to resolve it?
The older students are still not 100% sure of who I am and they can question my authority. Perseverance and consistency has been my key, by ensuring I follow the routines in place in the school and behaviour is managed effectively, the pupils are now listening to me more as they know that I am serious and here to stay.