In 2012, I left Devon to begin my undergraduate degree in English with Creative Writing at the University of Nottingham, which subsequently became five years, three degrees, and a year teaching English in secondary schools across the city. I then returned to Devon to teach English at my former secondary school, which I found to be immensely rewarding, and incredibly difficult to leave. However, there was an academic itch that I needed to scratch, hence my return to academia, and the beginnings of my PhD!
If any students (BA, MA, PhD, etc.) are thinking of becoming a secondary school teacher, I’m always happy to have an informal chat with them about my time as a teacher, as well as passing on any advice that I might have from my three years in the profession. Don’t hesitate to get in touch!