June 08, 2011

AP3 Result

I know the deadline for SCT6 has passed, but I love blogging and I'm not going to stop just because it doesn't count for anything now.

Today my mentor and I discussed and filled in my AP3 form. I was really nervous, because my final grade was going to be decided and I didn't know whether I'd hit my target yet. But I did! Yep, I'm the proud owner of a grade 1!!

I feel like I've made a lot of progress in the past few weeks, and just recently I've been planning much better lessons. I now constantly refer to the ofsted criteria for outstanding lessons whenever I plan a lesson, and make sure I try to hit them all (of course, some of these get lost in my sometimes shambolic delivery of the lesson) which is actually quite easy.

As for those year 11 booster sessions I'd been dreading - the first one on Monday was absolutely fine. Enjoyable, even. I'm actually somewhat looking forward to the five hour session tomorrow!

Just two weeks left! And I've got some great stuff planned: cryptography project with my year sevens, and some practical, outdoor loci stuff with year 8. I'll have some nice relaxed lessons for my year tens so they can recover from the exams.

Emma x x x

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