Mr Aaron Beddoe
Year 2 Teacher
PGCE (Post Graduate Certificate of Education) at Oxford Brookes University
After being in several good schools during my training in which I experienced a range of Primary school years (2, 3 and 6) and then in one school that went from requiring improve to good during my tenure there (in which I was in Year 4), I learnt a lot about what makes a good teacher and the things that are vital to improve attainment. I enjoyed working as a teacher tremendously and thrived on learning new ways and strategies to progress together. One of those successful strategies was Talk for Writing in English, and I was thrilled to see The British School of Brasilia using the programme of learning too. Above all though, from my experience one of the most important things is a positive, creative atmosphere where children are happy to be in school and make mistakes - to me, it is the only way to learn. I enjoy rugby and most of my interests stem from there. I exercise regularly to keep in shape as rugby is a physical game and was very pleased to find out the University of Brasilia - UnB had a team I could join. I also watch all the rugby I can and have usually done coaching when and where I can in past schools and clubs. I am even doing some at UnB which has certainly been stretching my Portuguese. Enjoying rugby has also instilled a love of competition in me so I love to play any competitive sports and then enjoy training accordingly - I am yet to find a popular Brazilian sport I am any good at though so, I am open to suggestions! I do also enjoy the traditional reading before bed, but often find my reading choices: History, a little Economics or anything else that makes me feel somewhat knowledgeable, can be hard to follow with a sleepy head - alas, I continue to do so anyway.