Adam’s First Days as an NQT!

First day Inset – meet the rest of the team and get a general sense of our aims for the year. Get nervous about teaching after all the summer off (maybe I have forgotten how to teach).  Meet teachers from other departments and other NQTs/ITTs. Get my schedule and start visualising calling on people to […] Read more »

New Year Resolutions

This month starts a New Year, the year I become a teacher (hopefully), and with a New Year comes New Year resolutions. So, with our Programme Leader banging on about making sure we have time out to maintain our work-life balance and our wonderful wellbeing afternoon before the Christmas break, the message finally sunk in […] Read more »

Teachers’ Standards

Throughout your training year and then your teaching career, you will be continually assessed against these Teachers’ Standards. Teachers’ Standards 2012 This document gives you the rationale behind them, the changes in 2012 and lists the standards in full. Think about evidence you could collect now which will support your progress. Please email me with […] Read more »

Sunday morning. The day of rest. Sort of.

I am definitely relaxing right now, laying in bed, writing this blog and quite enjoying the next 30 minutes before the day actually has to start. We are eleven weeks into the course, and I think it’s going pretty well. Trainees all across the course have started to fall into natural patterns of rhythm, identifying […] Read more »

Game on

It hardly feels like two months ago that my alarm went off at 6:30 for my first day as a trainee teacher. Suit? Check. Tie? Check. Name badge? Check. Readiness for whatever the day would throw at me? Hmm, maybe not quite. But now, with two months’ experience under my belt, things are taking shape […] Read more »

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