I work at Ashmole Academy as a Teacher of Science, specialising in Biology. This is my sixth year working for the school however, I first spent three years as a Science teaching assistant before last year training as a School Direct trainee.
After gaining a degree in Microbiology with Medical Biosciences the majority of my former life was as an employee of a pharmaceutical company. I enjoyed my medical sales career immensely but wanted a change of direction after having children.
The time spent as a teaching assistant was invaluable. For this reason, I felt confident to deliver lessons from day one.
There was a lot of support from the school and my tutors were also very supportive and knowledgeable. If you have always wanted to teach and feel that time is ticking, then I'd sign up today - but be prepared for a lot of work.