After all this time I can finally say I have started School Direct and am officially a trainee teacher!
My first two days in school were INSET days, or Professional Learning as the academy I’m at calls them. I’ve been to all the same sessions as the usual staff as well as some specific sessions for new staff members and trainees/NQTs. I have a feeling that I’m going to be swimming in paperwork this year, and next for that matter. I have journals, assignments and reviews to complete for my university, but at the same time I have reflective logs, records and more reviews to complete from the academy. It’s going to feel like a lot but hopefully it should make it all easier for me at the end of the year.