I received my Teach First email yesterday, and they LIKE ME!!!! Although this is merely the first hurdle, it’s a milestone, as it will be the second time in NINE MONTHS that I’ve managed to get to the second stage of an interview process. The first was Millward Brown, which was a disaster apart from the lovely free lunch I was given! This time I’m more suited to the career, and feeling good about it!
There is one slight issue with the timing however… The assessment day, a full day, is scheduled for early January, by which time I will have had only three weeks recovery time. My doctors have said that they usually sign people off work for six to eight weeks. I will be wearing a rather sturdy plastic brace to keep my spine in place, and still unable to wash myself properly. This is concerning, as Teach First jobs are given away on a first-come-first-served basis, and if I were to ask for a later assessment day, there may no longer be places available in my chosen subject area and region. However I do have extenuating circumstances, surely?