Early Career Advice by @MrJDexter

Name: John Dexter
Twitter name: @MrJDexter
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Chemistry
Position: Acting Headteacher
What is your advice about? Early career advice

1: Try not to worry about Ofsted. They might watch you for 20 minutes –  you teach exponentially more, get those right.

2: Keep up humour, enthusiasm and passion for your subject. It overcomes a lot of “stuff”.

3: Schools have systems, use them; but develop your own to help your teaching and their learning.

4: It’s not “Outstanding” every lesson, consistently good is fine. Pull out a great lesson regularly to remind you why you teach. Odd poor lessons happen.

5: Talk – to others, enjoy talking to others, listen, react, learn and keep talking, ask questions. This is to look after yourself.


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