Hard to believe that this time last year I was a Primary teacher dropped head first into the mire of SQA Access modules without the lifejacket of 5-14. With a lot of assistance from colleagues, the SMT and my support staff I got not only myself through the year, but the students through their SQAs – and we even managed to enjoy ourselves in the process!!!!!
In addition to the support from my school, through total chance (and fine programming on Teachmeet’s behalf) I happened to see David Noble talking about someting called “The Access Network” and attended a number of their video-conferences. This gave me some great ideas, but perhaps most importantly let me feel that I wasn’t alone. I can highly recommend dropping by the site and attending one of the video-conferences if you are working with Access 1 or 2 (if you ask nicely, David might even be able to help you out with a webcam or headset). The site is here
But what has this to do with one-eyed men I hear you ask? Well, it’s now a new school year, and as we are all buffeted by forward planning and the rest of the paperwork mountain I have found myself being approached for SQA type advice by other members of staff. Even more amazingly, when I answer I actually seem to know what I’m talking about. It’s nice to feel like I am able to give something back after all the support I got last year – any of you who were there and are reading this: Thank you so much.