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10-11-2014

Susan looks back on her memories of being an NQT and offers her advice.  I’ve been teaching for over a decade, but I still remember that first year in the big wide teaching world. It is very much sink or swim. You are no longer supervised...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being an NQT


15-09-2014

For most of us, we are two or three weeks into the new school year. Susan has had a chance to think back on the first week and how it went in her new school. So I turned up, bright eyed, and bushy tailed to the first day. I feel blessed that my...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Week Back


10-12-2014

Lining up a long-term position for January and heading to an interview? Susan gives her advice.  I have been on my fair share of interviews, namely because I am pretty bad at them. They are in fact a sales pitch, and you are the product. So...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview Advice from Susan


20-06-2014

Thinking about working as a supply teacher? Susan can tell you what she thinks of it and why it suits her. 1. What do you love about doing supply work? Supply work gives you shorter hours, less planning, more flexibility. It's not always...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Susan


04-06-2014

Susan discusses the issues of being a supply teacher when you've been a head of department for 6 years.  I have been teaching for 15 years, which included six years as a head of department. I loved my job where I was for ten years, but...

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Category: Australian Teachers

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08-07-2014

Susan takes a moment to look back on her teaching year and the big changes that have taken place.  I started this academic year as a Head of Faculty full of motivation, enthusiasm and fantastic memories of travelling to Australia over the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Year In Reflection


25-02-2015

Susan discusses her experience of working as a PE teacher and being as inclusive as possible in her lessons.  My school is renowned for its excellent School Development Department (SDD), so much so that pupils travel across the borough to...

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Category: Australian Teachers

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22-08-2014

Susan gives up a recap of what she has got up to this summer. I usually count down the days to the summer holidays, after long terms, stressful exam preparations and just my body being in need of some R and R. As a supply teacher, this summer was...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Count Down


09-09-2014

Susan is off to a 'new' job. Heading off to a new job can raise a whole series of questions... and not often about teaching.  So this is my first new job (ignoring supply work this last year) for over ten years. With that comes the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The New Term


07-10-2014

Susan found herself volunteering for a school trip in her new job. She shares how the day went.  I've thrown myself right into my schools extra curricular provision. When an email came around asking for a volunteer to go gliding I responded...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Trips


17-06-2014

A day of supply can sometimes be tough and it's easy to be isolating. Susan has recently become a supply teacher and she reminds us that we can all have bad days, and that it's ok. I’ve been teaching for fifteen years, including ten years...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: We All Have Bad Days


02-07-2014

Susan was lucky enough to go to Wimbledon this year. If you have a day off she suggests you make the effort.  After a tough couple of weeks supply in about 6 different schools I needed a break!! So as it's Wimbledon fortnight I decided...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What To Do On Your Day Off


20-01-2015

Ever overheard something in your school playground and wondered what it meant? Susan has a few translated for you! A lesson in the youth of today I remember hearing the phrase 'she's havin beef' about 8 years ago and being completely...

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Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Youth of Today


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