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Getting to know your school

Unit 1


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Starting at a new school can be daunting for an NQT or recently qualified teacher. Sue Drury, a teacher with over 20 years in the primary classroom, gives valuable advice on information that a new teacher should gather to ensure a smooth and successful start in a new school. From reading important policies and long term plans, locating resources and getting to know the school community, this session reminds the viewer to gather information gradually to avoid becoming overloaded and settle quickly into the role of classroom teacher.

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Sue Drury

Sue qualified as a primary teacher in 1999. Teaching pupils from Year 1 to Year 8, she has held a variety of positions including maths and English subject leader, year leader, and assistant headteacher. Sue has mentored students and NQTs, offering guidance and advice using her years of experience.

About the Course

Sue Drury draws on 20 years of teaching and mentoring experience to run through everything you need to know for your early career years - from how to communicate with parents to planning lessons, surviving observations and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

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