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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

That's nice

When I went to collect LMB today, she jumped up to cuddle me, then immediately spun arund to cries of "kiss me bye bye LMB" as all the children in her class came over for a kiss and a hug before she left:-) One came back for seconds:-0 Then we trotted off downstairs to collect LMD, and had to wait while she waved and said goodbye to each individual child in her class too. I don't think they have any problems socialising:-)

At home I found a letter from the tax credit people telling they will be coughing up the vast majority of the £1200 I spend each month on child care (which is good, considering I only take home £600) which was nice.

I also had a letter from Bath Spa Uni inviting me to interview for the PGCE course starting in September.

Which was kind of nice. Although it means my 1st choice uni still turned me down *frown* Bath Spa isn't that close - but it's not too far either. probably an hours drive or 1 1/2 by public transport. So now I have to decide again. Law or teaching? Law has the bonus that I've already got the job & started the course, and it's working out well. But the comapany I am currently with pays shite to it's legal exec's. I would almost certainly have to move on once qualified:-( And I'm still not sure how good I'll be at the job. Teaching has the bonus that I am reasonably sure I will be good at it & enjoy it. it's more like the best bits of what I have done before. And I'd get all the school holidays off:-) But I'd be a full time student for a year on an even more pitiful income than I have now, but with worse hours, and it'll be another 18 months before I even start my career (again)

Dilemma time.

Is this a case of the grass always being greener?

I think i will attend the interview (but not tell my employers). I may not even get the place! If I do, much will depend on what has happened with Aggie, and what financial support I can get I think.

I have to think up a book that i would teach to 14 year olds for the interview. Any ideas?

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  • At Wednesday, March 07, 2007 8:34:00 pm, Blogger Lizzie said…

    I did a PGCE with Canterbury Christ Church in Secondary History.

    Just a couple of things really :) I hope they help!

    1. Don't worry too much about commute to Uni - after the first few weeks you'll be mostly in school anyway :)

    2. Be careful about jobs - you may qualify but there may not be any jobs for you! It depends on subject and geographical location mostly.

    3. If you haven't already, have a look at the forums (especially prospective student teachers/student teachers/nqt) on the TES website:

    Hope it helps.

    Good luck in whatever you choose :D

  • At Thursday, March 08, 2007 2:19:00 pm, Blogger RCA said…

    grass is always greener: practical questions -

    What are you going to enjoy most?

    What do you want to get out of this (career, wage flexibility etc.) ergo What are your priorities?

    Which is more feasible at this point?

    Books for a 14 year old.... hmmm.... SF can be good or historical type epics...though getting balance for gender...I vaguely remember doing Mary Shelly's Frankenstein at that age?


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