Building Relationships in Your NQT Year by @TLPMrsF

Name: Rebecca Foster
Twitter: @TLPMrsF
Sector:  Secondary
Subject: English
Position: Lead Practitioner
5 Bits of Advice About:  Building relationships

  1. Smile and say hello. This applies to students entering your classroom or colleagues you pass in the corridor.
  2. Persevere. That class you’re finding a real handful right now could end up being your favourites before the year is done.
  3. Go to a few school shows etc. Don’t forget to tell students that you saw them and thought they were great (watch even the surliest year 11s try to supress a smile of pride).
  4. Observe your colleagues. Not only is this invaluable for seeing what’s going on outside of your own four walls but it’s great for developing a professional dialogue.
  5. Go to the pub. Go on.

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