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Theo....I have got a job

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by InformedConsent, Jul 11, 2012.

  1. InformedConsent

    InformedConsent New commenter

    On my 4th interview I have secured a full time teaching position. I will be teaching a Year 6 Class from September 2012. The school is given a notice to improve by the Ofsted.

    I have been invited on Friday for half an hour to meet the pupils at the school.
    I am confused regarding what to prepare for the meeting with the pupils. I am not asking you to plan for me, but I need some points which I could look at.
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Congratulations on securing that full-time position.
    As to the meeting the pupils, half an hour isn't long. Sounds more like a general 'meer the school' than a 'half hour with your future class. If it <u>is</u> the latter, half an hour on a Fri. afternoon isn't going to be much time to do too much and they'll probably be quite tired so don't have too high expectations.
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    Firstly - Well done on getting that job! [​IMG]
    It sounds as if the half-hour might be spent in the classroom, but I wouldn't have thought you would have to direct the activity - merely be a guest in the room with a friendly hello and a chance to move around the room chatting to the children.
    Just in case though, there is a nice idea here for 'A Recipe for Me' which might be a good chance for the children to tell you something about themselves,
    You can adapt the idea to something that is easily done in the half hour. You don't need to print the templates - it could easily be done on one side of A4 plain paper. Look in the ice-breaker section and if they write a paragraph it could be about what they are looking forward to in the new school year.
    If you don't use it on your visit it may be useful for the start of the year. [​IMG]
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    You're a star, a twinkly star! Well done to you, InformedConsent!!!!!
    Super, super, super!
    Now go and read this thread (you've been just DYING for me to tell you that!) - bump it when you have read it.
    Got a Job Offer? What to do now . . .
    *** Do read it - very important to get everything right! ***
    And some really helpful ideas there from Marlin!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme click here or contact Julia on advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions

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