James Stubbs

Happy New Year!

This is a short series of posts intended really for NQTs starting in their new schools this week, but they may also be useful if you’re moving schools this September and it’s been a while since you were in the situation where everything around you was completely new.  The start of the Autumn Term always comes as a shock to the system for all of us, but for those starting out there is, of course, the added pressure of knowing that you need to know much more than you do, but being so overloaded with information you don’t know where to start!

As a Head of Department, I had the privilege of supporting around 18 NQTs over the years.  It became clear a long time ago that those first few days were crucial to how confident they felt as teachers (they almost all felt overwhelmed on the…

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