Louise Lewis

How did the course prepare you for a career back in teaching?

I feel privileged to have gained a place on this excellent course. Having been out of full time teaching for 5 years, the experiences gained were instrumental in helping me to gain subsequent posts as a temporary part time teacher to cover a maternity leave and more recently a full time permanent post at a prestigious 11-18 High School. Teach Again was very well organised from start to end and the tutors also stayed in touch following the end of the 6 month cycle. I found it invaluable to meet other teachers in a similar situation to myself and felt very keen to return to the classroom even after the very first Saturday meeting in January.

Did you enjoy the teaching observations?

Yes! My in-school 6 day observations at a local school were vital in allowing me the time to speak to many of the teaching staff and familiarise myself with some of the changes that had taken place in my semi-absence. More importantly though, they also allowed me to see that a lot hadn't changed and that I could confidently return full-time to the classroom and "teach again" as I had done years before!

How useful were the assignments you completed?

The assignments I completed during the course proved invaluable as I referred to them when preparing for interviews for the above posts. I would recommend Teach Again to anyone thinking of returning to the classroom after a short or long absence. It will be the boost you need! Good luck!

North and Mid Wales Centre of Teacher Education  South East Wales Centre for Teacher Education South West Wales Centre for Teacher Education