Taking a risk: Part 1
So I think I have conquered my jungle…Mrs Mitchell is still here, with her can of Jungle Formula to give me a quick spray down when I need it, but it's not nearly as rough and tumble as it used to be. Looking back, it didn't help that I had thrown myself into an Acting SENCO role and taken on an additional role at Saturday school for Year 5 & 6 pupils all in my first year...CRINGE! I must have had Jungle fever at the time of applying for these roles. Who knows? But I did it and I achieved it. I have met some amazing individuals on my journey. I have particularly enjoyed observing the way Panther and Lion rule their wider Jungle. They have taught me what it is to be an Architect and an Executor. Mrs Mitchell has taught me what it is to be a Conductor.
I love what I do. I love who I am becoming, I have learnt to say no and I am learning to delegate. I love my children and I love my team. Building relationships, learning to understand each individual in my team, being able to listen, and value others is something I am still learning to do but I do it with passion. I do it with respect and integrity. Every year I discover a hidden talent somewhere within my team. My Teaching Assistants are champions of an initiative aimed at supporting EAL learners to excel in early language acquisition. To celebrate their success I encouraged them to take a lead in training other practitioners at other schools in our local borough. I like to encourage others to step outside of their comfort zones. I thrive on taking others on a journey. My teachers understand the need for school improvement. They understand personal development and they are not afraid to take risks.
This year I have grown 2 leaders. My Teach First students, now NQTs are ready to fly their nest. Both equally amazing and hungry to learn more. Both leaders who are bigger, bolder and braver than me. I believe in growing others to be better at something than I am. I am girl cub.
#beboldforchange #womened #10%braver