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NQT timetable?

Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by amye_prendergast, Aug 24, 2019.

  1. amye_prendergast

    amye_prendergast New commenter

    Hi everyone!
    Bit of a weird one, but I'm starting my NQT year, like, next week (eek) and I haven't had my timetable yet. I'm not sure if this is normal? I emailed the school earlier this week to ask about it but I've not had an response! I know it's been results day, but I'm panicking now because I haven't heard anything from them all summer!
    My question is, is this normal? Will I be given all the information on the first day back, or should I email again?
    Thank you!
  2. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    I think it's normal for some schools to be less organised than others. There may be reasons for it, it depends on the school, department and subject I suppose.

    Did you attend an induction day, with all the other new starters, in June/July?

    From what I can remember from my own NQT year, I think I didn't get my timetable until the first day of school. I'm an English teacher, so on the new starter induction day in July I was told which texts each year group would be studying in the first term, but SOW weren't ready at that point as there were changes to KS3, 4 and 5 that year.

    The first day of school is INSET, so you'll be told then. It won't give you much time to prepare, but until you know the students there isn't much point making detailed preparations anyway.
  3. amye_prendergast

    amye_prendergast New commenter

    Ok thank you! No I haven’t been to an induction day or anything like that, but I did get an email from them in June to tell me which texts I would be teaching. Guess I’ll just have to wait until the 2nd then!
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  4. Corvuscorax

    Corvuscorax Star commenter

    its normal when you are new to the school to just turn up on the first day and be told stuff. Not all schools of course, but many
  5. Over_the_hill

    Over_the_hill Star commenter

    Remember to change your name when you post on here though! And good luck!

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