What to expect from the Induction period at Nottinghamshire Torch SCITT
Ben Jordon (trainee teacher of Geography) based at Meden School reports on his experience
Whether you are straight out of University or you have had years of being in the work place, starting something new is always an experience. Firstly, who do you sit with? No one wants to feel like they don’t fit in. Secondly, am I going to understand any of what is said? Thirdly, have I made the right choice?
Firstly, at Torch SCITT there is a variety of people who all have different skills and principles, but you can guarantee there will be someone that you connect with. This is encouraged throughout the first few weeks with lots of supportive activities for you to get to know your peers as well as the infamous Facebook group!
Secondly, it’s OK to know nothing. Some days I still feel like I don’t know anything at all, but the staff at Torch make you feel appreciated and energised because even though you are at the start of a new career they see value in your potential.
Thirdly, most people I have spoken to have gone through these emotions and some of them still surface today. However, don’t worry because help is always at hand! I have never been without support when I have needed it, from my time at training to my time in placements, help has been there in abundance (and you will absolutely love it!).
So how do I sum up my first few weeks of training? Think of the wildest ride you have been on and hold those emotions, because a team of peers, mentors and trainers will pick you up and guide you through your journey with care and attention to your needs.
Posted 03/10/2018 by Main News