Michael Walker, PGCE student, University of Sunderland
I thoroughly enjoyed reading Becoming a Teacher. I’m even drawing on some of it in my job applications! But the best part for me is how Alan manages to connect all the guidelines, procedures and protocols around being a teacher with real-life stories. Some even brought a little tear to my eye! Alan’s words remind me of the writing of James Herriot, in being very honest and showing teaching for what it is – and he also discusses topics not found on my PGCE course, such as how to manage criticism.