School of the Month – Let’s Meet Mr Jefferson

Hadrian Park Primary School is our featured school this month and today we meet Mr Jefferson.

Our year 6 pupils asked the questions and Mr J gave the answers!

Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher?
Yes from 12 to 13.

What’s the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?
Seeing how the children progress.

What’s the most challenging thing about being a teacher?
It’s quite a long day.

Could you guess how many students you have taught?
Around 56 students.

What’s your favourite subject to teach?
Science because its practical and children tend to enjoy it.

What makes a good teacher?
Patience and enthusiasm.

Who was your favourite teacher when you were at school and why?
Mr Roundtree, he was very energetic and funny.

For any young people reading this, why should they consider a career in teaching?
Every day is different.

When you’re not teaching, what do you do to relax?
American Football, Runs (goes to the gym)

Do you have any hobbies?
Play football, walks and play games

Why is Wallsend ‘special’ to you?
Hadrian Park Primary School is where I first became a teacher and taught my first classes.

Any thing else that you would like our visitors to know?
It’s a very supportive school with wonderful staff and children.

Tomorrow we meet the staff in the office.