Interview with Gary Pennick, design and technology teacher
Age 28. Comes from Whitby, North Yorkshire.
Did you originally set out
to be a teacher?
You were happier studying on
a more general course?
Why did you decide on teaching?
How did you get into it?
Then a teaching qualification
And now you're doing it for
What's the best thing about
what you do? Would you
say teaching was a good career to go into?
What about the bad bits?
And the financial rewards?
They do grow with your experience; they're not that bad.
Of course I know people who are working as graphic designers
and earning more but it doesn't tempt me. I enjoy what I do
and I'm happy with it.
Have you any advice for someone
considering a career in teaching?
And do you look forward to