Friday 8th July 2011
The battle-axe of a tutor wasn’t quite as harsh and ‘matter of fact’ as I was expecting yesterday. I even caused her to chortle a little by saying, ‘I thought I’d give you extra to worry about over the summer holidays’. She was very helpful in explaining the options open to me for the second year of my degree.
Instead of taking a full year out now and having no money for a year, I shall start back in September and carry on with University until the baby is due. This will however have slight implications, mainly with the School Based Training which I need to pass to move onto Year 3. During the Autumn term I will be required to do a two week early years placement however some schools do refuse to take pregnant students so that could cause problems with finding somewhere to do the placement. I am rather optimistic and hope that the schools will be quite accommodating because I won’t be that far along in the pregnancy by then.
The other major placement I have is February to March where I will need to do a 6 week placement. It will be impossible for me to do this placement because I should be about ready to spit out the watermelon. Oh the pain! What I will need to do is find a school who will accommodate me on a 6 week placement in May onwards. Sounds simple but apparently a lot of school refuse to do this. So, I may have to get used to the idea that I have already failed the second year of the degree course. I refuse to be negative though and say why bother going back, I shall give it 100% and hope that I find a way to progress to Year 3.