Name: Beth Johnson
Profession: PE Teacher
Attended York High School: 2009 – 2014
Post-16 attended: York College
University or college? York St John University for my undergraduate degree and then Sheffield Hallam University for my PGCE.
Favourite subject at school: My favourite subjects at school were PE, Food Tech and English.
What I thought I wanted to do: I always knew I wanted to be a PE teacher
What I ended up doing: I was successful in getting a teaching role
How I got here: I knew I wanted to be a PE teacher therefore knew what GCSEs and qualifications I needed to take in order to get there. This was aided by support of my PE teachers as well as HOY and other subject teachers. I went to college straight from school, then completed by undergrad after college. I took a gap year between my undergrad and PGCE before landing a teaching post.
Most useful skill or character trait for my job: Respect and resilience!
Top tip! Take advantage of the support and opportunities that YHS provides. I did and it allowed me to embark on my dream job! I was given experiences that I wouldn’t have received elsewhere that gave me insight as to what my career could be like. I truly believe that without this, I wouldn’t have been successful in becoming a teacher.