Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Heat is On....

Loving the Summer Holidays

You know what the best bit about becoming a teacher is…..the long holidays!!!! Ok, that’s not the sole reason I want to teach…but it helps.

I thought that it has been a while since I have written in my blog, so I will give you an update.

I have been allocated my school for my probation year and I am very happy with it.. I have a good feeling about it and I am confident that I will get along just fine. I will be teaching:
Standard Grade Accounts
Standard Grade Business Management *2
Intermediate Travel and Tourism
PC Passport (a Microsoft qualification)

I am excited about the subjects that I will teach, but I am disappointed that I did not get a first year class. I would have liked to have at least one class. Never mind.

I am trying to get a head start, by preparing lessons for the first month or so. This should help me ease into the job, so I can concentrate on getting to know the kids and the school.

I am currently in the world of temping, due to my lack of monetary funds and to buy shoes!!! The General Teaching Council for Scotland are taking £49 from me on the first of August – so I have to get my money from somewhere.

I am back living at home in the sunny place of Inverness, having BBQ’s and going to my local coffee place (el Starbuckio) to help with
my coffee addiction that I have.


Duncan__ said...

So which school, Lesley?

(By the way, that clock is seriously screwy ... it's nowhere near 8.55 AM.)

Duncan__ said...

Oops ... it's changed it to 3.55 PM, now. (Although it's really 4.52 BST.)

Bob Hill said...

We await your first term's teaching with interest. Good luck

Learning & Teaching Scotland said...


A while ago you wrote an article that was used on the Learning and Teaching Scotland website.

A comapny who produce a magazine called SecEd would like to use one of youre articles.

Please could you get in touch with me at g.maitles@ltscotland.org.uk and let me know if you have any problems with us using this.


Gary Maitles