Name: Jennifer Wilson
Twitter name: @jenjaynewilson
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: English teacher
What is your advice about? What to do before starting your first job
- Prepare a survival pack. Include tissues, hand gel, cough sweets etc. Keep it somewhere safe when you move into your new room
- Try and visit your new school to get copies of schemes of work etc. That way you can catch up on topics, new texts etc.
- Read widely about workload management and well-being (plug for #teacher5aday). Start your new job with healthy habits so you don’t burn out by Christmas.
- Don’t spend lots of your own money on lots of notebooks, folders, pens, stickers etc. A couple of things are useful but wait until you start to find what you need.
- Relax- people may say you’ll not have a life in your NQT year, but it doesn’t have to be that way. Enjoy your summer and recharge for a challenging but rewarding year.