Surviving your first term by @helenbradbury4

Name: Helen Bradbury
Twitter name: @helenbradbury4
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): History
Position: Head of Department
What is your advice about? Surviving your first term

  1. Smile not in a manic way but in an approachable way.
  2. Fake it till you make it, be confident with your classes. Act like you expect them to follow your requests don’t appear surprised when they do.
  3. Observe as much as you can. It is the best way to see policies in practice.
  4. Find an ally preferably two, one in your department and another outside it.
  5. Don’t be scared of asking questions if you aren’t sure of what is expected. Everyone was in your position once.
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