Twitter name: Ms HJS
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Position: Leader for teaching and learning
What is your advice about? Essential survival skills for the first year
1: Magpie ideas. Visit other people’s classrooms, listen to conversations in the staff room and steal what works.
2: Spend 5 minutes at the end of the day identifying 5 things that went well. Choose one thing you will try to develop. Just one.
3: Ask questions. Schools are busy, complex organisations so you need to be proactive in seeing out information.
4: Think about your unique selling point. What is it that you bring to the classroom? Be proud of being you.
5: Pace yourself physically. Don’t say yes to everything, say I’d like to in the future.