My sincerestest apologies for not writing in so long! It’s about time I did an entry, but I have been pretty darn busy the past couple of weeks. I only had 5 mins on my computer yesterday before I had to go to bed. But I have a free at school right now and I’m not really up for doing any work, although I’ve just been through all the things I need to have in order before I start teaching next week and it freaked me out a bit.
Anyway, so what’s been going on?
Last week I had my last 3 days in Uni for quite some time. In the middle of those I did my QTS Tests (Qualified Teacher Status Tests – basic numeracy, literacy and ICT tests which all new teachers have to pass). Oh wow, how easy were they? I did half of each of the demos for each subject before I went as a warm up and it all seemed startlingly easy, so off I pootled, expecting the tests to take me about 3 hours in total and the driving to be about 20 mins each way… well the whole thing took me 2 hours in total, including 40 mins of driving and a little bit of waiting. The ICT one took me 10 mins – what a joke! Anyway, good to have them out the way – think I’m the first on my course to do them – me? Do work in advance? With my reputation? Who’d believe it?
Then at the weekend I went away-away-o with Navs people from Nottingham and Sheffield. Had a couple come to talk to us about God (suprise surprise), and they were really good – down to earth, back to basics, interesting, interactive… and they’re both teachers, so maybe one day I’ll end up as good as them 😀 Good time was had by all I think. My team won the Saturday afternoon football match, which was nice, I also scored a couple, which was also nice.
Back home, off to church, bed, school, chill, bed, school, football, navs, bed, school… and that’s me up ’til now.
Oh, and I’ve played football 4 times in the past 8 days! I think that’s probably the most sporting 4 days I’ve ever had, and certainly the most footbally.
Hope that satisfies your craving for news on me! Another entry will appear some day, some how.