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#1 joanna-marie

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 03:41 PM

Hello!

I have been lurking this site for at least a year now as a PGCE student (shamelessly stalking for ideas!) and, having finally secured a job for Sept, I am now an NQT. Are there any others out there who may have been hiding in the shadows also? It'd be lovely to speak to others in the same position!

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#2 Kat Kearey

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:36 PM

Me!!! I'm a bit of a lurker here too. I'm so excited about starting in September ... but not so excited that I'm not enjoying the summer break!

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Posted 28 July 2011 - 04:53 PM

Hello! Nice to meet you. Which area are you in? I'm North East. Loving the summer holiday too!

#4 Kat Kearey

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:48 PM

Hello! Nice to meet you. Which area are you in? I'm North East. Loving the summer holiday too!


Likewise! I'm at a fantastic school in Guildford. I'll be going in at some point to decorate my classroom before the real work starts! Will you have a tutor group?

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 04:53 PM

I'm North East.

LOTS of HTDF folk in this area, including a few heavyweights (professionally, of course, not literally) who I'm sure will be more than delighted to help.

#6 joanna-marie

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 11:23 AM

I will have a tutor group Kat, but year 10! Slightly concerned about going into an established group to be honest but it'll be fine. Year 10 is an interesting year.

John - great to hear!

#7 Kat Kearey

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Posted 11 August 2011 - 08:04 PM

I'm going in to decorate my classroom in a suitably historical fashion soon. Anyone know where I can get some free (or extremely cheap) historical posters, postcards, etc?

Edited by Kat Kearey, 11 August 2011 - 08:06 PM.


#8 Rachel3888

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Posted 15 August 2011 - 09:34 AM

I'm an NQT too ....and going to be the only history teacher in my school! scared much!?! ....I'm in the North East too!

....about posters etc ...I got loads of postcards from the HA at conferences etc and for posters I got all mine on a trip with my placement school to Eden Camp ....they don't have an online shop but you can ring and mail order - I got about 12 WW2 posters in a promotion for about 1 each :)

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Posted 16 August 2011 - 01:27 PM

I'm an NQT too ....and going to be the only history teacher in my school! scared much!?! ....I'm in the North East too!

....about posters etc ...I got loads of postcards from the HA at conferences etc and for posters I got all mine on a trip with my placement school to Eden Camp ....they don't have an online shop but you can ring and mail order - I got about 12 WW2 posters in a promotion for about 1 each :)


Thanks Rachel, I'll give that a try. You are brave! Is it a small school? My mentor at my placement school was the only specialist history teacher there, but lots of other teachers volunteered to take Y7 and Y8 classes.

#10 Rachel3888

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Posted 18 August 2011 - 01:43 PM

No its got around 1000 pupils so means I have all of y10-13 and only 2 y9 classes, while the rest of the dept (geographers mainly) have to do y7&8 history ....It's not great for recruitment but I can't fit any more in with the NQT reduced timetable (which I'm sure isn't actually reduced enough!!) haha!

Hope all goes well for you from september, I'm getting a little nervous now but I've written my schemes of work for all my year groups so should be ok (I hope!)
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#11 Kat Kearey

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:15 AM

No its got around 1000 pupils so means I have all of y10-13 and only 2 y9 classes, while the rest of the dept (geographers mainly) have to do y7&8 history ....It's not great for recruitment but I can't fit any more in with the NQT reduced timetable (which I'm sure isn't actually reduced enough!!) haha!

Hope all goes well for you from september, I'm getting a little nervous now but I've written my schemes of work for all my year groups so should be ok (I hope!)
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Wow Rachel, good for you! I'm sure you're more than up to the task or they wouldn't have hired you. Best of luck, and let us know how it goes!

#12 Tom Taylor

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Posted 27 December 2011 - 10:26 PM

Good luck Rachael.

To echo the previous enquiry, does anybody know where you can get posters etc at a cheap price? - as I am also about to redecorate my department.





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