So, now my weepy post about finishing University is over, I feel I can share the most exciting news. After so long training to be a teacher, everything has paid off and I HAVE A JOB!!!!! (Sorry Nick Gibb, got a bit over-excited with the exclamation marks).
Just after placement finished, my course-mates started getting jobs. Even during placement back in February I was hearing of people getting jobs. Basically, it felt like everyone but ME was getting a job. I know, I know. You should never worry about what other people are doing. But it was so hard logging on to Facebook and seeing the compulsory “I’ve got a job!” statuses and not even having an interview of my own, especially when it was everything I wanted.
I had written my personal statement, which I feel is one of the most important things on an application form. I’d had it checked by several people, including family and teachers to get a rounded view and they all loved it. Yet, I still received several rejections, without being offered an interview. It was SO disheartening.
I went to view several schools and had mixed feelings about them. However, there was one school in particular that I loved beyond all the others. Even before I had started the course, I knew I wanted to work there. I had been there a few times on work experience before my course started and knew that I would love to work there. Over the years on my course I have seen job vacancies come up there and wished so much that I was a final year so I could apply. So obviously, I was delighted when a vacancy came up in April!
And I was more delighted when I was offered the job! I am going to be an NQT in September in my dream school! The feeling when I was told is something I may not feel again and it still feels surreal. At last, I can do my dream job.
I don’t yet know my year group, but next month I will be attending a transition day where I can meet my class and parents. Even typing that feels weird but I cannot wait to do the job I have waited so long to do.
Whilst this may officially signal the end of an era and the beginning of something new and exciting, it doesn’t mean I will stop blogging. Whilst I won’t be necessarily be sharing intricate details, as I am aware of confidentiality and boundaries, I really want to continue, as the name of my blog is “From Campus to Classroom” so I can’t stop now!
See you in the classroom!