31 August 2012

An Apology and Thank you

First of all I would like to apologise for disappearing on you all.. it wasn't intended to be such a long sojourn and I didn't mean to worry any of you.

I was kept extremely busy trying to finish off my Post Graduate Certificate of Education, which involved lots of research and reading up on various different subjects, none of which was particularly interesting; but it was all very necessary.

I have now finished, and received the news today that I have passed my course and can no longer hide behind the title of trainee teacher.. nope the real thing now applies. I just have to jump through a few more hoops to become a nationally recognised teacher and qualify for teaching not only in further education but also in schools (though not likely I'm afraid).

It has been a long two years since I started on this path, and not being a natural student (trust me, I'm not) it hasn't been easy and the changes to my personal life earlier this year mean't it was more difficult to apply myself but thanks to support from my tutor and nagging coaching from my mentor I achieved my aim and will be graduating from Plymouth University on 27th October.

The ceremony will be at Truro Cathedral, so no excuses now for not going and while I would love for all of you to come, I am only allowed two guests and very kindly a very good friend, who has been there for me has agreed to come along as my supporter for which I am very grateful.

So, sorry to say, normal service has now been resumed and Saturday Satire will be back tomorrow as will I.