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How to Thrive in Your First Few Years of Teaching

A practical course for NQTs and RQTs which builds the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to maximise both enjoyment and performance as an early career teacher

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Suitable for: NQTs, RQTs or teachers who’ve taken a break and are returning to the profession will benefit from this course which provides a safe and supportive environment for skills development and idea sharing.

Phases suitable for:

  • Primary
  • Secondary

Course Reference: 8390WW
Price: £299.00 + VAT or hold in-house
10am - 4pm Book Now

Teaching can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world. This course aims to support those early in their career to stay connected with the reason they entered the profession and develop the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to thrive. It’s a day of both personal and professional development tackling everything from lesson planning to behaviour management to life-work balance.

  • Create and deliver lessons that work well but don’t take all night to plan
  • Recognise and rescue lessons at risk of de-railing
  • Understand and build on your teaching style to get the best from your learners
  • Identify your professional development aims and explore how to progress them
  • Develop positive working relationships with support staff, colleagues and leaders
  • Enjoy your job and strike a manageable life-work balance


Planning – Long term Plans and Lesson Planning – How do I get all that planning done when I have no time?
  • Working with others to share the planning
  • Built in assessment and TA direction to simplify planning
  • Plan your week, month, term and year so you can see the pressure points
What does a good lesson look like and what tips my great lesson into a disaster?
  • What makes a great lesson?
  • Hooks and motivation, flexibility and creativity
  • Know who to turn to for help
My place in the school. How do I ensure I am seen and not overlooked without being over worked?
  • Who is there to help you, and who might not be so helpful?
  • Duties, events, extra-curricular activities and the core job
  • The classes I teach this year and next year - do you have a long term plan?
Do all teachers work 70 hours a week and every weekend or is there more to life?
  • Time management in school
  • You can eat an elephant - one bite at a time
  • Priorities vs the bright and shiny things to do - don't forget the day job
  • First in last out – No friends, no life, burn out

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