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NQT applying for middle leader role

Discussion in 'Professional development' started by NMorris647, May 18, 2011.

  1. Hi,
    I am coming to the end of my NQT year and I have applied for a middle leader role. It is called 'community, progress and achievement leader'. At my school we have vertical tutor groups in every tutor group and there are 5 tutor groups in each community. The role would involve me over seeing 2 communities so 10 tutor groups and mentor the students that are falling behind or not reaching their potential. I would also be expected to analyse data on FSM students and look at their achievement. Whilst mentoring students I would need to discuss their behaviour and achievement. I think this is similar to what the traditional 'head of year' would do.
    I will be entitled to a TLR, any ideas on what TLR i should expect to get, or ask for?
    Also most importantly any tips for the interview or ideas of what they may ask me?
    Many Thanks
    Nicola (stressed NQT)
     
  2. Hi,
    I am coming to the end of my NQT year and I have applied for a middle leader role. It is called 'community, progress and achievement leader'. At my school we have vertical tutor groups in every tutor group and there are 5 tutor groups in each community. The role would involve me over seeing 2 communities so 10 tutor groups and mentor the students that are falling behind or not reaching their potential. I would also be expected to analyse data on FSM students and look at their achievement. Whilst mentoring students I would need to discuss their behaviour and achievement. I think this is similar to what the traditional 'head of year' would do.
    I will be entitled to a TLR, any ideas on what TLR i should expect to get, or ask for?
    Also most importantly any tips for the interview or ideas of what they may ask me?
    Many Thanks
    Nicola (stressed NQT)
     
  3. I concur, curlygirly (although, of course what Nicola might not realise yet is that teachers in general are stressed a lot of the time!).
    I think the profession is doing itself a dis-service in many schools, where people are encouraged to be looking forward to the next step all the time. There are NQTs that I know and have known who are struggling to plan, teach and mark well, yet are doing extra-curricular activities all the time and being asked to think about their career progression.
    What's wrong with doing the job for a few years and doing it well!?
     
  4. I think it depends on the individual. Some NQTs are ready for additional responsibility almost straight away - and there is nothing wrong with that, in my opinion. However, there is plenty to learn and sometimes experience counts for a lot! If you feel ready, my advice would be to go for it. Good luck![​IMG]
     
  5. langteacher

    langteacher Occasional commenter

    if you are already stressed what is the point in adding to it?
     

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