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  • Getting Your First Job: The Interview

    Published 14/05/18, by Andrea Taylor

    This week's guest blog is provided by Jenny Wright,  one of our Recently Qualified teachers and former School Direct Trainee.  In this post she describes her experience of seeking her first NQT job and offers some words of advice to current trainees.

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  • What makes a great NQT Mentor?

    Published 11/05/18, by Andrea Taylor

    Being an NQT mentor is a hugely responsible but also rewarding experience for a teacher.  But what distinguishes a ‘good’ mentor from a ‘great’ one?  Our NQT Training Director James Siddle gives his top tips on what makes a ‘great’ mentor.     

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  • Three Big Top Tips to Start Your Career in Teaching!

    Published 20/04/18, by Andrea Taylor

    We are delighted to share a guest blog with you this week, from our friends at Decisive Element, Gary Toward and Chris Henley, authors of the 'Art of Being Brilliant' series and all-round good eggs. 

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  • Managing Workload: Finding the Balance

    Published 06/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    This week we welcomed back our cohort of NQTs for day three of their NQT Induction training.  One of the key themes of our training is managing workload and maintaining a healthy balance in life between the demands of work and leisure time.  Read more about our advice for sustaining a healthy balance in this blog post.

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  • What makes a great NQT Mentor?

    Published 03/05/17, by annaliese stanton

    Being an NQT mentor is a hugely responsible but also rewarding experience for a teacher.  The role requires mentors to perform many different roles; to be approachable and supportive, knowledgeable and fair, whilst having the confidence to tackle issues and have ‘difficult conversations’ if needed.  But what distinguishes a ‘good’ mentor from a ‘great’ one?  

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