After 10 years, it is amazing to look back on all of the interesting turns life has taken, and to realize that many of them were completely unplanned, unpredictable and, for that, lovely. College dorms and apartments were janky slums. Ditto my first college campus area apartments managed by a slumlord who only cared about collecting rent.
Alamy Jamie Clelland, geography subject lead and joint acting head of humanities, Wollaston SchoolNorthamptonshire From my NQT year I set myself two goals; firstly that within five years I wanted to be a head of department and secondly I wanted to teach in two schools. I am in my fifth year of teaching now and have achieved both.
Experience is important in any responsibility in a school, though waiting for it to happen sometimes isn't enough. Most schools offer plenty of opportunities in the form of small responsibilities or teaching and learning responsibilities TLRs. My advice is to take them.
Finding a mini promotion gives new challenges and allows you to take ownership of something and make it your own. I was able to get a responsibility in my second year to do with extra curricular activities and the Duke of Edinburgh awards scheme, and also volunteer on various other projects to do with the virtual learning environment VLE and a house role.
Rather than make big jumps between positions these smaller steps allow you build up to larger responsibilities, and also show a clear progression in your career.
So what happens next? Well I've been planning for the end result from day one.
Unless you have your future all mapped out, this annoying interview or even networking event question can be difficult to answer. The Harvard Business Review recommends strategies like focusing on. In five years, I hope to have settled into the community and become a staple in your teacher’s lounge! I also hope that in five years I will have found my "niche" within this school system and community. No that question is not where do you want to go to college, what are you doing after high school, that question would be where do you see yourself in ten years. As I reflect on my childhood I have many dreams and aspirations that I would like to accomplish within the next ten years of my life.
I want to be a headteacher and I know the route I want to take, but do I have another five year plan? It definitely becomes more complicated from the position I now have, mainly thinking about how long do you have to teach before you can move into senior leadership?
This is an unknown area for me, but I feel like the cycle starts again.
I am taking opportunities and gaining experience in a new school so that over the next five years I can apply for jobs that I feel I am capable of and probably some that might be just beyond me — most schools love ambition. Whatever stage you're at in your teaching career, and wherever you want to go, I believe you can follow the same path.
Be enthusiastic, have the students' success at the centre of your teaching, and enjoy it. Ultimately that is what makes a great teacher at any position on the ladder. Gary King, assistant principal and ICT teacher, Tavistock College I am currently working through the third year of my five year career plan.
During this period I have progressed from middle leadership into senior leadership; I wanted to be in a position where I could make a difference at a whole college level. I believe that it's extremely important to balance loyalty with aspiration and not be perceived as over ambitious or ambitious for the wrong reasons.
Colleagues can react to this is in a negative way. I think it's crucial for teachers to devise a career development plan such as this. It helps you to map out your proposed intentions. However, like any good lesson plan, don't be scared to deviate from it when other opportunities arise.
I have instigated continuous professional development opportunities for myself but I have also had the support from the principal of my school, who believes in nurturing future leaders. I consider this support and belief is essential in one's career development.
I have undertaken numerous internal and external CPD opportunities closely linked to my aspirations. Without these development opportunities, I would suggest that my career progression could have been restricted.
As I move towards the end of my five-year plan I now need time to embed, consolidate and measure the impact of my work, particularly in terms of outcomes for young people. I feel that not only is this important evidence for my own progression but also to build sustainable systems for others when I make that move, as good leaders grow more leaders.
Ultimately I have an aspiration to become a headteacher within the next 10 years.Asked me my 5 year plan, I said I see myself as a manager of this department/group after becoming lead analyst within my group in years and helping others on my team achieve their personal and professional goals while we work together to meet deadlines and progress the team.
No that question is not where do you want to go to college, what are you doing after high school, that question would be where do you see yourself in ten years.
As I reflect on my childhood I have many dreams and aspirations that I would like to accomplish within the next ten years of my life. Jul 15, · A simple way to answer this question would be: I definitely see myself employed within this company for the next five years and beyond.
I feel as though your company and I share some of the same. Opening My Letter From My Past Self. Back in , on February 10, I wrote two letters to myself.
The first letter was to my future self one year from then, on February 10, I do not really think about what will happen in five years time. My goal is to become a pharmacist, and to do a good job day after day.
I may think about career growth later, but it is not on my mind right now. Where Do I see myself in Five to Ten Years? This question I struggle with, thinking of the future and where I see myself is hard. Five years can easily go by fast, but on paper it was a challenge.
Talking about the present is much easier to elaborate. You never really know the outcome. Setting new goals in place to become more successful.