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Expectations of Teachers in UK Schools

We all know that UK schools love Australian Teachers right, but let's stop for a minute and think why?

What exactly do Australian Teachers do that make them worthy of such a high accolade , everybody knows that the atypical Australian harbors qualities of endurance, courage, ingenuity and mate ship, but as teachers they have also been found to be caring, hard working, reliable and have solid behaviour management.

So what can you do to maintain the good rap of your fellow Aussie teachers in UK Schools?

As a Daily supply teacher or contract (long term) teacher you are expected to cover for the teacher who is absent by ensuring that the children have a worthwhile educational experience ,in a safe, stimulating environment, while in your care and providing support for the school. Protocol Education, want the teacher to feel confident and valued and the school to have confidence in our teachers.

• Dress professionally and neatly, no jeans, t-shirts or trainers
• Arrive on time, latest 8.30am
• Be prepared, take relevant work, in case nothing has been left by the teacher
• Mark all work you do with the class
• Introduce yourself to the teacher next door, in case you need support
• Ensure you get to know the layout of the school and timings of the school day e.g. assembly, lesson timetables, break times and lunchtimes
• Ensure you get to know school procedures e.g. registration, late arrivals, the school's classroom routine (when/how pupils are allowed to leave the classrooms for toilet breaks) details of any particular pupil issues
• Be polite and courteous to pupils, parents and all school staff
• Utilise good behaviour management, including the school behaviour policy
• Never leave your class unattended or send a child to stand outside the classroom - if you have to, refer them to the teacher next door
• Have an up to date knowledge of the National Curriculum e.g. Foundation Stage, The Numeracy and Literacy Strategy, Subject Knowledge
• Tidy the classroom at the end of the day, and write a note to the teacher letting them know what you have done that day
• Complete the assignment you have agreed to take on.

Let's face it, the better you are, the more schools will use you, the more work you get and the more future work you create for your fellow Aussie cobbers

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