Hannah Mitchell, second-year student, Primary BA QTS, Edge Hill University
I will be honest, when I first started reading this book I thought: ‘What have I done? I can’t possibly read an entire academic book.’ Well, let me tell you that I was wrong! It is written very thoughtfully without lots of references or jargon, and I really enjoyed how Alan includes anecdotes from his teaching days and time as a head teacher. It really is thought-provoking but also very readable, so you can put it down and pick it back up again without losing your thread. I would highly recommend this book for those who are only just starting their teaching journey or halfway through it like me. Becoming a Teacher is a brilliant book and I think Alan’s words, thoughts and pearls of wisdom will stay with me and support me throughout my career.