Lizzie Merrell who won the NETT Award for The Most Inspiring Trainee Teacher. Lizzie works in Secondary Education.
“So far my experience as a NQT has been exciting and kept me on my toes! Returning to school after a long time away due to Covid and with so many new procedures has been tough at times, but it’s been fantastic knowing I’m part of such an amazing team of people including both colleagues and the pupils that I teach.
There are lots of added stresses to the role due to the current circumstances. However, there are many things that make the job so worthwhile. As a music teacher, there is nothing better than finishing the day having witnessed your pupils succeed or achieve something they may have never attempted before, and seeing the joy that music brings so many of my pupils is one very important reason as to why I really do love my job! “