Whilst studying for her A Levels at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form, Chloe Harvey was inspired to become a History teacher by her subject tutor Rachel Stainthorpe. Now, 5 years later Chloe is aiming for top marks and has come back to where it all began at MC6 for her teacher training placement.
Chloe said “I always knew that I wanted to be a teacher but I was unsure what subject or level I wanted to teach. It wasn’t until I came to Middlesbrough College and met my tutor Rachel that I decided I wanted to become a History teacher and teach GCSE and A Levels.
“Rachel made every lesson so interesting and she was so supportive. Rachel definitely inspired me to go on and do teaching and she kept in touch with me when I went on to study my History degree at university.
“I stayed in touch with Rachel so I asked her if I could come back and do my placement at Middlesbrough College Sixth Form. It’s so strange to come back and to be a member of staff! I am teaching 3 days a week at the moment but I also do block placements where I come in full time as part of my training.
“It is also strange as I am currently teaching a module that I studied here as part of my A Levels! It’s a bit of a déjà vu moment but I absolutely love it. I get on well with all the students in my classes and we have a good laugh, but they know I can be strict when it comes down to getting work done.”
Chloe has already bagged her first History teaching job in an Academy in Southend-on-Sea after impressing the school in her first ever teaching interview.
Chloe said “I was shocked when I found out as it was the first interview I had done for a teaching job! I am so excited though, I can’t wait to be teaching a subject full time that I am so passionate about.”
Before Chloe relocates to Southend-on-Sea she is looking forward to volunteering as a teacher in Sri Lanka, teaching English skills to local children for a month.
Chloe said “I am incredibly excited to go off to Sri Lanka and volunteer as a teacher! I love to travel and I love teaching so it is absolutely perfect for me.
“I can’t thank Middlesbrough College and Rachel enough. I am beyond happy to have secured my teaching role and I am excited for what the future holds.”
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