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I will be flying to India on 13th September to begin 8 months of volunteering in the NE of India in West Bengal. I will be working with a charity who operate in 13 schools in this fairly isolated, rural area.

For those of you who don't know me, I am a qualified teacher with 9 years experience of teaching and managing the care and education of children, primarily between the ages of 2 and 7, in both the UK and abroad - most recently in Mongolia.

My role in India will have three main priorities. Firstly, I will work with classroom teachers (all local) to help develop their spoken English, planning, interactivity of lessons and resourcing. Secondly, I will work to assist the Head of one school with long term goals and the direction of the school. Thirdly, I will conduct centralised training for teachers of a number of the schools on things such as phonics, classroom management etc. This will involve travel to the different villages.

It is a hugely exciting, if slightly daunting oppo…