Our World Class Teacher of the Month: Robert Milton
World Class Teachers have been fortunate enough to have had Primary Teacher, Robert Milton working with us since January 2016. Through out this time he has been an absolute privilege to know, receiving nothing but positive feedback from all who’ve worked with him. We are immensely proud to have him as part of our World Class Teaching team and as our World Class Teacher of the Month!
We caught up with Rob to find out a little more about our man on the month!
Tell us about you!
I have been working at Norwood Green in Hounslow for one and a half terms. I had been a supply at a few different schools prior to this, teaching different age groups but when I was asked to stay longer term at Norwood Green I jumped at the opportunity. I felt as though I instantly settled in, the staff are friendly and I really enjoy teaching year one. Overall it has been a great experience so far.
When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?
I didn’t always want to teach as there are so many teachers in my family. I tried to find another direction and create a different path instead of falling back on what seemed to be the default role for a lot of my relatives, but I caught the teaching bug in the end. I realised that it was an ideal way to apply my interests in multiple topics, sports and activities. It is refreshing that every day is different and each day I am able to encourage the children to explore new ideas. It’s good to have a positive influence.
What is the most interesting day in teaching you’ve had?
Teaching with a parrot on my shoulder was a good day and was quite surreal, as was den building in outdoor learning.
What is the best teaching advice you’ve been given?
The best advice I have had is to be adaptable. Anything can and does happen and having the ability to adjust to each individual situation has really helped me and enhanced my classroom experience. Also maintaining a work life balance is very important. I think it helps you remain fresh and focused.
What is the best thing about teaching and living in London?
I really enjoy London. Having grown up in Wales and in a much smaller city I love the continued opportunities here. There is always something new to explore, so much to do and every day is different. I enjoy the varied culture and love that London has so many green spaces as well as the intensity of fast paced city life.
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