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- 29 July 2016 00:00
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Mark Tinker is one of 15 new PE teachers trained by the North East London Teaching Alliance, part of the Beacon Multi Academy Trust.
Here is Mark’s reason for helping others.
Growing up I would never have thought that teaching was the career for me. I was undecided about which career path to choose, so after completing my A-Levels I decided to travel the world. I travelled for over a year and visited many countries. This was a real eye opener for me and put a lot of things in to perspective. Seeing children without the same opportunities that I was blessed with throughout my education made me want to try to contribute in some way to children’s futures. The teacher training course from NELTA has allowed me to pursue this ambition and has led to me securing a full time Physical Education position at a secondary school. The reason I chose Physical Education as the subject I wanted to teach is that I believe it plays a key role in the development of children. It gives children an insight in to the need to develop a healthy and active lifestyle; and also provides children with invaluable transferable skills, such as communication, leadership, dedication and discipline which can be applied and developed throughout their adult working lives. I am looking forward to getting stuck in throughout my first year of being a newly qualified teacher. I want to build relationships with the students which will allow me to impose a positive effect on their lives. I have NELTA to thank for all of my success so far.