Behaviour by @LearningSpy

Name: David Didau
Twitter name: @LearningSpy
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): Englsih
Position: uncertain
What is your advice about? Behaviour

1: Know the school rules and stick to them.

2: Never let pupils sit where they want.

3: Use agreed consequences fairly and consistently.

4: Never let pupils work off punishments.

5: Make 3 phone calls every day – talk about progress, not behaviour. More detail here: http://www.learningspy.co.uk/leadership/back-school-part-1-school-rules/

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Interviews by @LearningSpy

Name: David Didau
Twitter name: @LearningSpy
Sector: Secondary
Subject taught (if applicable): English
Position: Untenable
What is your advice about? Interviews

1: Find out as much about the school as you can in advance; if at all possible visit before you apply for the job.

2: Make sure you meet the colleagues with whom you will be working most closely. If they don’t laugh at your jokes now, they never will.

3: Ask your prospective head of department if you can look through their schemes of work and lesson resources. If they don’t have anything in place you might want to reconsider.

4: Ask what the panel believe they about good teaching. If it sounds dodgy, or at odds with your beliefs, don’t take the job.

5: It’s currently a buyer’s market. If you have other interviews lined up, don’t be afraid to tell the headteacher.