Name: Rebecca Foster
Position: Lead Practitioner
5 Bits of Advice About: Building relationships
- Smile and say hello. This applies to students entering your classroom or colleagues you pass in the corridor.
- Persevere. That class you’re finding a real handful right now could end up being your favourites before the year is done.
- Go to a few school shows etc. Don’t forget to tell students that you saw them and thought they were great (watch even the surliest year 11s try to supress a smile of pride).
- Observe your colleagues. Not only is this invaluable for seeing what’s going on outside of your own four walls but it’s great for developing a professional dialogue.
- Go to the pub. Go on.