Information overload in your first week as an NQT? This will break it down a bit.

James Stubbs

Things you need to find out today:

  • Designated person  Who is the designated person in your school who you have to inform if a pupil discloses something to you which needs passing on?  Remember never to guarantee confidentiality to a pupil.

Things you need to do today:

  • If you touch it, deal with it   Paperwork (if it hasn’t already) will now start to come at you from all directions.  Resolve to deal with it as soon as you touch it and then you can forget about it before you…. forget about it.
  • Homework timetable  When you know the homework nights for each group, plot them on your own timetable and also when you plan to take each group’s books in.  Always leave a free day between setting it and taking it in so pupils can come and ask you for help if they need to.  Work it…

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