Using gained time (if you’re lucky enough to have it) by @bexn91

Name: Rebecca Nobes
Twitter name: bexn91
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): MFL
Position: Second in Department
What is your advice about? Using gained time (if you’re lucky enough to have it)

  1. Be realistic – don’t think you’re suddenly going to be able to change the world. Think about the time you have and what you will be able to achieve.
  2. Don’t waste time – be clear about exactly what you want to do and try to stick to that plan. Not everyone gets gained time so make the most of it.
  3. Have a target in mind – Maybe there is an area of your subject knowledge you want to work on, or a scheme of work to update. Could you prepare resources to share with others?
  4. Try not to use it as extra PPA – personally I feel gained time is wasted if I just keep planning and marking as usual. I want to see results of the time I’ve had.
  5. Don’t put pressure on yourself – this is gained time after all. Get done what you need to, but don’t worry if it doesn’t all happen.

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