Computer Science Trainee

Stepping into Teaching: My Journey to Becoming a Trainee Teacher with Gorse SCITT by Ahmad Khan

The path to becoming a teacher is as unique as the individuals who choose to walk it. For me, the journey began not with a sudden revelation, but with a gentle nudge from my wife, who herself trained with Gorse SCITT during the challenging times of the lockdown. Her experience and growth inspired me to explore teaching, leading me to where I am today—a trainee teacher with Gorse SCITT, embarking on an exciting new career.

Deciding to become a teacher wasn’t made in isolation. Initially accepted by another provider, I chose Gorse SCITT, a decision heavily influenced by the glowing reviews and supportive anecdotes shared by my wife. This choice wasn’t merely about convenience; it was about joining a community renowned for its commitment to nurturing and developing aspiring educators.

From the very start, Gorse SCITT proved to be as supportive as I had heard. They have been with me every step of the way, ensuring that each hurdle is met with guidance and every success celebrated. The environment here is one of encouragement and continuous learning, which has been pivotal in my development.

The role of mentors in this journey cannot be overstated. My mentor and professional mentors, along with my link tutors, have been instrumental in moulding me into the teacher I am becoming. Their expertise and dedication to fostering my skills have not only improved my teaching abilities but have also deeply influenced my personal growth and professional philosophy.

Reflecting on my experiences so far, I am grateful for the decision to follow this path. The challenges of transitioning into education during such unpredictable times have been many, but the rewards—seeing the impact of my efforts on students, feeling the support of the Gorse community, and growing into my potential—are profoundly fulfilling.

As I continue this journey, I look forward to the many lessons I will learn and the opportunities to contribute to the vibrant tapestry of education. For anyone considering a career in teaching, remember that it’s not just about what you teach—it’s about who you become in the process.