Posted on 5/07/2016 by David Owen
With September just around the corner, Uniform Education have lots of new graduate teachers heading over to the UK to work in London and the Home Counties [and further afield] to begin their teaching careers. The below article shares some useful & practical tips in how to enjoy and survive the first year whether a supply teacher in London or a teacher on a permanent contract in Hertfordshire these tips apply.
Surviving the tough times
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The first year is bewildering. Staff meetings are peppered with acronyms and other teachers talk as if you are intimately acquainted with procedures that you’ve probably never heard of. When this happens, it is tempting to nod sagely and feign comprehension. But don’t. If you pretend you’ll only get more muddled as the year goes on. Nobody will mind that you don’t know what they’re on about. They’ll remember what it feels like to be new. Be honest and ask for help.