"Eight months ago, having knocked out one sports story too many, I decided it was time for a change. It was time to quit the world of online journalism, time to stock up on woolly sweaters from M&S and time to retrain as a primary school teacher...Arriving like a typical teacher, in a suit and car worth roughly equal amounts of money and sporting recently squashed glasses held together by superglue, I was taken on a school tour of such overwhelming size that I'd started to forget the beginning even before we were half way around. However, I had at least learnt the whereabouts of the essentials; the Year One class room that will act as my base, the resources cupboard, the IT suite, the library, the gents toilets and, should it ever get a bit too much, the exit." So begins "Inside Guide to Training as a Teacher". Engagingly written, witty and non-conformist, Jon Barbuti gets to the heart of what it is really like to be a trainee teacher. Covering issues as diverse as staff meetings, INSET days, behaviour management and essay writing, this guide will provide advice and inspiration for new teachers everywhere.
Recently Jon Barbuti gave up a glamorous career as a sports commentator in the national press to train as a teacher. He is currently studying hard in the Institute of Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.