I Will Survive! Managing Your Workload As An NQT #3

Surviving the summer term as an NQT!

James Stubbs

Surviving the Summer Term

At the beginning of this academic year I posted a short article each day in the first week of the autumn term.  These were basically an expanded form of a list of pointers I would give to Newly Qualified Teachers in my department as they were starting off.  It’s very easy to feel overloaded with information when starting in a new school (let alone a new career), and the daily lists were intended to guide them a bit, by saying ‘Don’t worry about anything else, today just concentrate on this, and tomorrow we’ll add a bit to it’.

So if this was you in September, I wonder how are you getting on now as you start the third term of the year?  Like the previous two, this term has its own set of challenges to keep you tired!  As exam classes get ready for their big…

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