Year 7 Visit to Teach First

Monday 08 May 2017

On Wednesday 19 April 2017, eight students from year seven were given the opportunity to attend a trip to the Teach First offices in North Greenwich.

When we arrived, we were kindly greeted by James (our guide) and a table set with lunch. We were introduced to the Teach First program and how it worked. We also took part in an activity where we had to describe the qualities of a good teacher. Then we were given the chance to meet some undergraduates and ask them how their lives have changed since they have been at university.

We observed four lessons which ran for four minutes. Whilst we were watching, we made notes, whether they ticked all the boxes of our success criteria. At the end we made a presentation to the students stating what was good about the lessons and things that could be improved. We also chose a winner.

It was a great experience for us and will help us in the future with our social skills when meeting new people in places such as university.

By Sakinah and Gemma (year 7)