I think with all the stress of making sure you are ticking all the right boxes, that the lessons are covering the correct objectives and that the children are actually LEARNING that creativity during the PGCE year is actually way down the list. I'm usually very creative but whilst trying to jump through hoops I feel like I can't get the creative juices flowing as much as I would like. Others watch me and think I am creative, but I know I could be 'better'. At the end of the day if the children are engaged and challenged and learning lots then the lessons don't have to be all-singing-all-dancing in the creative stakes. Sometimes the creativity can overtake the learning which is not what we are there for!