I completed my Teach Physics internship at a local 11-18 school in 2014. Teaching had always appealed to me but being able to spend five weeks in a school, experiencing the day-to-day life, really secured in my mind that it was the career for me. I have now been teaching for five years and have recently gained a middle leadership role.
Doing the internship really prepared me for my teaching because I was able to see the workload that teachers have as well as how rewarding a career working with students can be. We have also now hosted a Teach Physics intern. It was a great experience to be on the other side of the intern process. Their contribution to school life was invaluable and really helped enrich the experience of our physics students.
Being a teacher gives me the opportunity to talk about physics every day and inspire the new physicists of the future.
Teach Physics intern (2014)
KS3 Science Co-ordinator, St Mary’s Catholic Academy, Blackpool