A challenging but important programme.
Teacher of Mathematics (Current Employee) – Leeds, ENG – 22 November 2014
The Teach First graduate programme presents a huge challenge for anyone on it, but one that has proven very useful in mine and many other peoples' development.
The programme is structured so that work, study and training happen simultaneously which itself is a challenge, before the context of the workplace and community that you find yourself placed in is accounted for. Working in a school where so many pupils have such complex needs is both emotionally and physically draining.
The sense of personal development is palpable and this has been the most satisfying part of the job. I have learnt a lot about myself, as well as how to relate to people who are from a diverse and different background to anything I have encountered before.
There is ample support available and this is an important part of the programme in terms of sustainability and personal development.
Different problems and situations every day, and a sense of personal development and growth.
Challenging and new problems to overcome and an initially overwhelming workload.