After graduating from the University of Hull with a BSc in Psychology, I went on to achieve TEFL certification and started a job as a TEFL teacher in Thailand, after already having experience as a youth worker in the UK. The experience confirmed my desire to follow this up with gaining QTS on my return home, which I achieved through the PGCE route at the University of Hull. Since completing my PGCE, I went on to teach at large suburban primary school in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It was a great advantage to receive initial support and guidance from the school in my NQT year, learning lots from their enquiry-based curriculum and their approach towards empowering children to strive for excellence. I became the PE coordinator for the school in my second year and achieved the Gold award in the National schools mark for sport, an achievement centred on the ethos of providing all children with a large variety of opportunities.
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