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Working effectively

Unit 3


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Teaching is an incredibly rewarding career, but to ensure longevity, teachers should ensure that they are working as effectively as possible. This session explores how class teachers can make the best use of their time, working effectively to complete important tasks such as planning and marking. Sue Drury shares strategies that have worked well for her during her long career in the primary classroom. From being organised to setting clear start and finish times to your working day, this invaluable advice can help teachers manage their large workload.

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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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