When did you complete your initial teacher training?

Last year. I am currently a NQT (newly qualified teacher) at one of the partner schools,

teaching maths, and enrolled in the NQT programme.

What’s your background?

I have a degree in Electrical Engineering and a previous career as a music teacher;

I’m fluent in German and enjoy opera singing.

Why do you want to teach maths?

I wanted the prospect of regular employment and to make use of my mathematical

skills and knowledge.

Why did you decide to join the Cheshire East SCITT programme?

I felt school-based training would prepare me the best, and it was very challenging with a steep learning curve.  Colleagues in both placement schools were very supportive, and the masters’ level writing was very challenging for me, having studied for a purely numerate undergraduate degree.  This training route seemed to be well respected by prospective employers which was a significant bonus.

What motivates you as a teacher?

The challenge of working out how to motivate students, both mathematically and behaviourally, to achieve their potential.

I enjoy the thrill of working with gifted and talented students, both at GCSE and A-level, stretching their problem-solving abilities, particularly by facilitating their discovery of how different strands of maths interweave.

Tracking Terence's progress

Terence has had a very successful year as a NQT and has completed training to become a subject mentor.


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