Graham Smith - Teacher of ICT & Computer Science, City of Norwich School

How did you find studying at Norfolk Teacher Training Centre?

I had a good time during my 6 month placement as an instructor and went on to gain experience in two different schools.

I really liked the pedagogy side of things which is basically the methods and science of teaching. The cohort that I was a part of was really good and very supportive so there was a really nice camaraderie which meant a lot.

How did the Norfolk Teacher Training Centre support your progression in to your current role?

Paul McCann (Director) was a really good sounding board throughout the course and was really good for helping us to apply for jobs and prepare for interviews which was really helpful, as applying for jobs in the teaching profession is very different to other industries.

What are your plans for the future?

I really enjoy teaching at the moment and I think I can develop my skills even further before going for a head of department role.

I have also developed an interest in the pastoral side of teaching after working in a tutor role, which I love because I like the challenge of trying to either celebrate success or spot issues early so they can be addressed before they become big issues. I can see that this might be an area that I’d like to go on to.

Jon Holland