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"My motivation has always been to encourage social mobility."
I had spent over 30 years in IT and was an Executive Partner at IBM - I was as the top of my game. Then I decided to become a maths teacher.
I was 53 and working as a strategy consultant when I started looking into teaching. I wanted to play a valuable role in society.
I worked full time for three years as a tutor to home-schooled children in a classroom environment and this experience piqued my interest in teaching.
Teaching had been in the back of my mind for a few years. When I became a school governor I was inspired by brilliant people passionate about education.
Now Teach helped me navigate changing career during Covid by giving me lots of advice and always being available to book in a call.
I can’t be the only 50 something person in the country to want a second career in this most noble of professions.
As an English teacher with a keen interest in helping students with special educational needs, I can see the lifelong effect I’m having on all my pupils.
My main career motivation has always been to try to bring out the best in people and this is what attracted me to teaching.