Sometimes humans find themselves in difficult and seemingly confusing situations.
Some decide to mope around whereas others strive to battle the storm and do their utmost to succeed. Personally, I believe that success is not possible without experiencing feelings of hurt, tiredness, physical/mental exhaustion and confusion.
In October 2017, I decided to apply to complete my teacher training qualification. I confided in my girlfriend, family and friends for advice. One specific friend, who I completed my undergraduate degree with and who left St. Mary’s to complete his teacher training in Roehampton, suggested that I leave and attend a new course provider. Obviously, I was a bit sceptical about making that decision so I applied to both St. Mary’s and the Teach South East course provider.
It was at this stage that I completed a thorough analysis of both courses. Teach South East provided me with the opportunity to live in another part of the country, to learn differently and to potentially complete training in my current school. On the other hand, I had created a home at St. Mary’s University over the last five years where I mixed academic learning with sporting achievement.
By completing interviews at both institutions and playing the waiting game, I realised that obtaining both offers would provide me with a difficult decision to make where I would need to choose to stay in a comfortable academic environment or move into the realms of new opportunities and uncertainty.
Thankfully, I never I had to make that decision…
“You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading last one.”
Accepting Teach South East offer for SCITT Teacher Training (Physical Education with Geography) on UCAS