SLT by @Cherrylkd

Name: Cherrylkd
Twitter: @Cherrylkd
Sector:  Special School
Subject: History
Position: Assistant Headteacher
5 Bits of Advice About: SLT

  1. SLT are not Gods in ivory towers. Do not be afraid of them. Ask their advice on teaching and forge a good relationship.
  2. Listen to the advice from SLT and take it on board. Tell them if they are causing you undue stress, they should help you.
  3. Invite SLT in to watch you teach. Get their requirements for observations right from the very start.
  4. If you think they may be wrong about something discuss it with them. They will appreciate your honesty and thoughts.
  5. Remember they are in charge of your career at the moment. Get their advice on appraisal targets to help structure your career.
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Workload by @Cherrylkd

Name: Cherrylkd
Twitter: @Cherrylkd
Sector:  Special School
Subject: History
Position: AHT
5 Bits of Advice About: Workload

  1. You will never get to the end of your ‘to do’ list. Don’t even try. Prioritise and re prioritise.
  2. Don’t do anything on the first time of asking no matter who asks. Chances are the new initiative will be forgotten or changed.
  3. Don’t go in early and come home late or you’ll burn out, do one or the other. Don’t work more than one afternoon at weekend.
  4. If you are getting overwhelmingly stressed talk to your mentor or a middle leader. If no joy go to SLT, they have a duty to look after your well being.
  5. Don’t struggle and remember you are not alone. There are plenty of ITT mentors and NQT mentors on Twitter willing to help.