Like I've not told anyone yet but... I've got a job! Very strange how it came about, here's the story:
I had actually given up looking for anything temporary for next year, I'd also decided to go for a secondary school teacher training course as the competition for primary places is ridiculous. I was going to get my application done on Sunday night and was just about to text the teacher I currently work with, Anouska, to ask if she'd mind writing me a reference when... my phone beeps...it's Anouska! Doo doo doo doo!
She says she's sending me a copy of the reference she's just written for my interview tomorrow. I text back 'er, what interview?'. So she rings and she's had a letter asking for a reference for a job interview I have on Monday, first I knew! So, Monday morning comes and I ring the contact at the school early at 7.50 to say I haven't recieved the letter but I am available, could she just tell me what time my interview is...
Do you know what my bloggy pals? I made it! With 2 minutes to spare (but rather dishevelled hair!)!
Anyway, it was a full morning sat with 9 other applicants in the staff room while we got called in one-by-one to first of all teach for 20 minutes, then an interview. When I got into the interview they informed me I wasn't being interviewed for a teaching assistant post but for a Maths Mentor that also has to teach! Er, but my degree's in English and graphic Design. Well, can you add up? Well, I got a B at GCSE in Maths.
Anyway, I only get a phonecall at 2.55 to say I got it! Could have knocked me down with a feather! So, as of September I'll be partly responsible for 1060 teenagers' Maths skills, god help them!