Name: Greg Ashman
Twitter name: @greg_ashman
Subject taught (if applicable): Maths/Science
Position: Teacher / Head of Maths / Head of Research
What is your advice about? Behaviour in tough schools
1: Poor behaviour can wreck NQTs. If a school doesn’t have a clear behaviour policy then don’t accept a job or leave if you’re already there.
2: Always use a seating plan. Even if nobody else does.
3: Ask a colleague for incidents that have happened and imagine what you would do in that situation. This helps you make quick decisions and highlights what you don’t know.
4: Put these scenarios as hypotheticals to senior staff. Follow sensible advice but if they suggest these scenarios won’t happen if you plan good lessons then leave.
5: Keep detailed records because there will be a lot to track. It also helps when people claim you haven’t followed something up properly.