What to do on your first day in a new job by @mr_englishteach

Name: Mark Roberts
Twitter name: @mr_englishteach
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Head of faculty
What is your advice about? What to do on your first day in a new job

  1. Be polite to people – annoying the caretakers/cleaners/receptionists/catering staff is a bad idea
  2. Don’t obsess about your room: set the desks your way, dump the worst mess and leave it for a while
  3. Don’t try to take everything in. Focus on the important stuff, not minutiae of every policy
  4. Attend extra ‘new staff’ events/training. It looks bad if you don’t and you’ll miss something important
  5. Listen to advice but ignore gossip; make your own mind up about pupils and colleagues
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