I’ve arrived at my final year of Teacher Training in Plymouth, which seems to have passed extraordinarily quickly. As part of my preparations for the upcoming, very important year and beyond, I’ve been looking into potential placement/school experience opportunities away from the South West. There is the offer on the table of completing my final placement after Christmas in the London borough of Redbridge, which I’m seriously considering. I have researched the area and found information surrounding its diversity, catchment area and number of schools but I’m looking for more…
As much as I’ve taken a lot away from my experiences within the South West, I want to experience working with many ethnicities, where there are a substantial number of EAL learners and to feel confident in communicating and forming a trustworthy working collaboration between parents, children and myself. I would like to see if the London culture is wholly diffferent to the South West and to introduce some pedagogical ideas I have discovered, particularly in my Digital Literacy specialism, with a view to integrating some of them in their learning environments.
Whilst I am still considering this opportunity, I thought I would gauge the opinion of the fabulous twitter community and my PLN and would really appreciate feedback from anyone who has had first hand experience of teaching and learning this area or from anyone who can offer me some advice in making this decision.