I have a degree in aeronautical engineering and have worked an as engineer in the Army, the RAF and as a civilian in Africa, Germany and the Middle and Far East. I have used the maths I teach in my work so I can relate classroom maths to the world at large, surely a way of bringing "boring" maths alive?
When I considered a career in education I thought, perhaps naively, that it was an opportunity to give back something to society from which I had gained so much. I am the son of a coal miner and grammar school opened up a full, interesting and rewarding life; I would like the chance to relay to others what can be achieved without being particularly gifted but by hard work and determination.
I am entering a profession at the age when many are considering leaving. However, I believe that there is a place for me, somewhere. I shall continue to fill in the forms.
BRIAN FARMER 13 Burgin Close Foston Near Grantham, Lincs