My name is Jack Whitlam, I am in my first year with Live and Learn. Having graduated from university last year with a degree in Physical Education I was looking for a job in education specifically PE, for an opportunity gain more experience of teaching in schools and to kickstart my career in teaching PE. After applying for a sports tutor position and performing a practical teaching interview, I could see that live and learn was something that I wanted to be a part of. After completing the interview I had a chat with Mark, about the job position and my background through education and sport, which made me feel comfortable and part of the team from an early stage.
In the first half term of being with Live and Learn I was mostly observing lessons led by the sports tutors, to see how lessons worked and how they were taught by different tutors, this helped me massively as it allowed me to see the different ways in which our lessons were being taught, but all following the same plan. It also showed me that I could teach the lesson the way I wanted to whilst following the schemes of work made by Live and Learn. Now after being with the company for 5 months I feel I have settled in and got to know my colleagues, and continue to enjoy the challenge of delivering PE in different schools.