The new school year is nearly upon us and it’s nerve-wracking for any pupil but imagine being the teacher! Yes, starting in new surroundings can be a daunting prospect for even the most confident teacher. Which is why we have put together some ‘pearls of wisdom’ to ensure you get off to a flying start.
Sometimes as teachers we’re faced with difficult scenarios outside of the classroom. One of the most nerve-racking and tense situations is when speaking with an angry parent. It can be especially difficult for new teachers who may never have encountered it before. However, it does get easier as you become more experienced and fortunately, it happens infrequently. Furthermore, there are techniques that you can use to manage the situation effectively.
Teacher retention is and has been a major issue in the UK education system for some time. A report by the House of Commons Committee found there to be a failure to meet teacher recruitment targets over the last decade and the number of teachers leaving the profession is at record levels.
What’s it like to work in a nursery?
Connex provides excellent early years staff to nurseries throughout the UK and in fact, we like to think we’re pretty good at it.
You may have a number of reasons for looking to be a supply teacher. Perhaps you’re a newly qualified teacher and you’re looking for more experience in the classroom before finding a permanent job or the stresses of a permanent full-time teaching post is taking its toll; maybe you’re looking for a break from teaching but would still like to stay involved.