Getting Ready – Teacher’s Standards

Posted by @Grefintec on 14th July 2016 in Getting Started |

I know that in order to complete my PGCE and subsequent NQT year I need to collect evidence that my teaching meets the eight teaching standards. I am hoping that the fact that I have completed the evidence based vocational qualification Childcare LEarning and Devlopment (SVQ3), should help me to to do this. Similarly the¬†Assessor […]

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The Language of Mathematics in Science

Posted by @Grefintec on 14th May 2016 in Getting Started |

The Association for Science Education¬†(ASE) aim to promote excellence in science teaching and learning. Whilst not a member I registered to receive regular newsletters and am an avid follow on Twitter. They offer regular CPD opportunities and when I spotted an opportunity to attend a workshop entitled ‘The Language of Mathematics in Science‘. I was […]

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Access to Science

Posted by @Grefintec on 31st January 2016 in Getting Started |

It was 20 years ago that I sat my A-Levels (biology, chemistry, geography and general studies) and 22 years ago that I did my GCSE’s. So the prospect of teaching these subjects was rather daunting. I was particularly worried about the requirement to teach chemistry and physics at key stage 3, which is often a […]

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Now is the time

Posted by @Grefintec on 24th January 2016 in Getting Started |

I have thought about being a teacher before. In fact, a few years ago I got a place on a primary school teaching course at Dundee university. At the time I lived in Stirling so figured that it would be entirely feasible to commute for 1.5 h there and back every day. However, the day […]

So it begins…

Posted by @Grefintec on 21st January 2016 in Getting Started |

I have recently accepted a place on a SCITT course to become a secondary biology with science teacher. I have only been on this particular journey for a few months, but I have already learned a great deal. However, there have been a few experiences that I wish I had been forewarned about e.g. having […]

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