It was breaktime and Stephen Brierley was hoping to catch up on some marking. He was a new teacher in an 11-16 comprehensive and keen to make use of every spare moment of preparation time.
Colleagues including mentors, TAs, headteachers
1 Be clear about who is in charge of you in your various roles. If you’re a form tutor, your ‘boss’ for that area might be the head of year.
Okay meetings are no one’s idea of a good time. Most are held after school when you’re feeling frazzled. But these platforms for discussion are essential for all concerned.
How do you break into a circle of teachers who are really close, especially if you recognise they would not sit next to you? Thanks
The role of a Teaching Assistant is crucial; they help facilitate independent learning and give pupils more autonomy.
It’s seen as hallowed space. Some even bar children from entering.
There will be a variety of different people who will sit in your classroom from time to time.
It's highly likely, at some point during the early stages of your teaching career, that you'll be working with a TA (teaching assistant), LSA (learning support assistant) or CTA (classroom teaching
I work in an FE/sixth form college. My line manager (HoD) and his line manager (AoL) are ineffectual and disorganised which affects my colleague and I in terms of workload.