So since I last wrote, not a lot has changed with the house. I’ve been busy chipping away at organisational jobs and generally settling in. There are still a lot of boxes.
One thing I have done is had my ID checks made and had my DBS application sent off, as a result of this I received a letter in the post and it was the first time I felt truly nervous. It contained a leaflet called ‘Getting Started’ and contained a lot of important information about things to do before September. It’s not a scared nervous really more an excited nervous but nervous none the less. There were also some web links provided which I thoroughly explored and got Greg to print off for me at work as I haven’t yet had chance to get my equipment needs sorted out yet through the DSA … yet another thing on my ‘to do’ list. Nothing on there was surprising really, just mainly confirming information I already knew and refreshing my memory.
Somethings I found out were … that I’ll have 12 weeks of study on campus and 26 weeks on placement in schools. I found out what my modules are and what they entail
- Developing Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy in English
- Planning for Effective Teaching and Learning in English
- Research and Practice in English
- Practiced based modules 1a, 1b and 2
The first three weeks I’ll be in University Monday-Friday, then I’ll have a week induction on placement and then I’ll be on placement up until December and be in Uni every Friday (taking on the placement’s term holidays). After that I’ll have on ‘Research Support Week’ before breaking up for Christmas.
In the new year I’ll be back on placement all week except Fridays until the end of February, when I have two weeks in Uni, but when I return to placement in March I’ll be school based full time. Finally, this time next year (scary!) I’ll have two final weeks in Uni preparing me for NQT.
There were also a further couple of books I found to read. I’ve added these to my amazon wishlist but only bought one as, currently, funds are low and I want to cut down on jobs in the house before I try and tackle some academia again. Right now I still feel like I’m recovering from work and catching up on sleep.
Going to go chill out with my boy now,