Dear James, Having been unemployed since qualifying in June, I have finally been offered a maternity cover with a Year 4 class and start on 5th December! I'm really excited, but also very nervous, especially as it feels quite odd taking over the class 2 weeks before the end of term. I've already spent one day in school with the class and their current teacher and managed to find out a fair bit, but am going in again on Tuesday and could really do with some advice on the most important things I need to find out and get sorted, as well as ideas for how to make the transition smooth for the children (and perhaps a bit easier for me!) when it actually comes to it. I'm really feeling the break out of the classroom since June at this point! Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer!