This week has been one of those weeks. It was my first week back after the holidays, Beth was back at school and Carl finally finished his University course. He has submitted all of his work and has been confirmed as a 'Newly Qualified Teacher' Fantastic news and the end of a long three year slog for him.
As the week went on the news got better. Carl applied for a job at his old Primary school after they advertised a vacancy. There were over 50 applicants for the job and he was one of six short listed.
On Thursday he went for his interview at 8.30 in the morning. He had spent some time preparing for it. He had to carry out a written task and also teach a lesson. He went in on the Wednesday afternoon to make sure that the resources he had chosen to use would work with the systems the school had. After a restless night for both of us thinking/worrying about it he set off.
After the interview he said he felt it had gone as well as he could have hoped for, he felt he had done his best and couldn't have done anymore. So that's all you could hope for. The long wait then started to see if he had been successful. I was in a day long meeting so I kept checking my phone to see if there had been any messages, but with six people to interview it was going to take all day.
Finally at 5.30pm he received a call to say that he had been successful and was now a NQT with a job!!!!
We are thrilled for him and very proud that he has managed to secure a job first time in.