6 weeks into my School Direct course. Professional placement in a month. Been spending 1 day a week in my placement school as an enhancement and another in a different cluster school doing various workshops and observations. Presentation at the end of October on a lit review (due January) and have not even started thinking about my reflective practice essay which is due next year. The first fortnight was a bit of a blur and I wondered if I had done the right think packing my job in to pursue this but now I feel like I have a handle on everything and can't wait to get into school. That being said I am tired, very tired. Working 6 days a week (3 uni, 2 in school, 1 library day on the weekend) My PP1 is going to be a class of 16 mixed years 3,4 & 5 which is going to be challenging but I will learn a lot in a short time my mentor said! Power to the PGCE students!!