Thursday, 1 July 2010
Grinning like a Cheshire cat
A couple of days ago, the headteacher at my school told all teaching assistants what jobs we'd be doing from September. And I've been grinning like a Cheshire cat since :) At the moment I'm working 12 hours a week with a girl with a statement of needs for speech/language. I also supervise an autistic boy during the lunch hour. Well from September I will be working with the same girl on an afternoon and on a morning will now be a TA for a Y2 teacher (who I LOVE!!) covering the whole class. So working a total of 25 hours (not including lunchtime). The headteacher has decided to give me the extra hours and in a younger class on a morning to help me get more experience that will help me get on the GTP for next year. I'm so happy!! I feel really blessed that they are doing all they can to help me. Then hopefully if I get on the GTP next year, I will go back into the class I'm in this year. I need to make the most of these opportunities and use them to their fullest to get me on the GTP and then obtain QTS. I'm finally starting to feel positive and that I WILL get there!! And it's so great to have the support of my school.