“I decided to pursue a primary teaching career during high school when I was coaching younger children in sport. I’m glad I chose it as I love teaching and truly enjoy going to work.

“The job is always evolving. I did not anticipate how many changes and opportunities would take place in my career. I have also had a range of responsibilities beyond the classroom. Head teachers and senior leadership members are always keen to hand over responsibility on initiatives in schools to allow teachers to develop.

“I think it is important to have a good sense of humour and be creative in the role. This has helped me plan some fantastic lessons and I know the children appreciate how I make school as entertaining as possible.

“The biggest myth about primary school teaching is that ‘you just play all day’. The job is challenging and takes a great amount of planning but it is rewarding.”

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