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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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  • Why You Should Encourage Your Teachers to Tweet

    Published 26/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    While there is no reliable way to measure the number of teachers using twitter, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that this platform is fast becoming an essential resource for teachers of all phases and sectors around the world.  A quick search of ‘why teachers should tweet’ returns a number of different testimonials from teachers reporting that the use of twitter for professional purposes ‘changed practices’, ‘renewed enthusiasm’ and even ‘improved wellbeing.’  With so many teachers now using twitter regularly to engage in debate and discussion, to share resources and to access the latest news, events and developments from across the educational world, it would be difficult to deny its potential power.  Read our 3 reasons to engage with twitter below…

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  • 5 Ways you can (and should) engage with education research!

    Published 20/03/18, by Andrea Taylor

    Read this post for 5 simple ways that all classroom teachers and school leaders can become more evidence informed.

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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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