Being in involved in the YTCA SCITT year has been an exciting learning journey for me. Training a mentee has been an enjoyable experience. Observing my mentee developing skills during the training year has allowed me to impart my own teaching knowledge/skills to the next generation of teachers.
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To me the most significant part of becoming a teacher is the impact you can have on students, as horrifically cheesy as this sounds. The idea that a student could go home after a day of school and when asked about their day could say "my geography lesson was great Mr. Betts taught us about the UK space industry!" is really amazing to me. That we can have such an influence with our every action.
I am grateful for my time as trainee teacher, what a whirlwind of a year! With so many positive ups and also a few downs however I understand that’s just part of being a teacher! This journey has changed me as a person and adapted my ways of learning and understanding so that I am able to provide the best opportunities for my students learning.
The SCITT has helped me progress and develop myself throughout my teacher training and has been exceptional in supporting my opportunities and professional football career, which I feel has really been a positive for me. I have been able to pursue my career as a teacher along with juggling my football career.
Throughout my placements I was in schools which were accurately suited to my needs in order for me to develop as a teacher, I am grateful and thankful for both my lead mentors and my mentors as they were extremely supportive and all incredible teachers, and it was really nice to watch them in their practice. This also developed my knowledge of multiple ways of delivering lessons.