I applied for the STEM Ambassador scheme with STEM Team East over the summer so that I may get my Enhanced DBS clearance for volunteering in schools to run Code Clubs and the like.
It’s taken a really long time to come through, but finally there is word that I am cleared to work with children (that are not my own)!
This makes me quite happy.
I’m trying to edge my way into the classroom, and this seems a good path. Volunteer, run code clubs, support learning in the classroom, make horrendous and embarrassing Newly Qualified Teacher mistakes. When I am a professional and get paid I should be a little more assured and skillful.