Scholar Stories

Hesana

Hesana Sathiyaganthan

University
University of Surrey
Degree
Mathematics
“ Through this programme I was able to see traits of good teachers and these inspired me to aim to do the same. ”

When applying for a job, I was provided with interview tips and advice from Future Teaching Scholars. I had plenty of conversations about what the process would be and what I would need to do. I was very nervous at first, as I was teaching and going by what I thought was expected, but I realised within a couple weeks that I am not expected to be great at teaching straight away. I was able to get support from my colleagues and from my SCITT. I'm still developing my skills, but I have gained confidence and this has enabled me to develop further.

My biggest challenge is behaviour management. It is still a challenge that I am working on overcoming, however through this process I have gained some behaviour management strategies and have changed the way I approach such situations as a result. The experience I had gained over the first three years of FTS enabled me to see what strategies teachers use to teach their students. From this I was able to start the first term with a few ideas in mind. The in school experience was the most useful as I was able to observe others. I was also able to develop good relationships with my colleagues during the first three years, through this programme I was able to see traits of good teachers and these inspired me to aim to do the same. 

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