You might be looking at job sharing in your school so you can balance demanding priorities. It can be a useful way to achieve an effective work/life balance with an increasing number of teachers, senior leaders and headteachers job sharing throughout the UK.
It’s been reported that there seems to be a significant increase in classroom violence and abuse aimed at teachers by pupils and parents over the last few years. Is this a reflection on a society, the way we treat front line workers and how does it compare to other sectors?
Lead practitioners will model excellent practice, sharing their skills and experience with other teachers. You might be interested in taking on a lead practitioner role at your school or may already be in post.
You may be a teacher moving to work in a new school or starting supply work. All teachers and school staff will need to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Your school or supply agency will apply for an enhanced check on your behalf.
You may be wanting to progress onto the upper pay range (UPR) or eager to know how to progress within the UPR. The School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Documents (STPCD) outlines the criteria for teachers in maintained schools to access the UPR and pay progression information.
You will be well aware of the Teachers’ Standards if you have trained to be a teacher since 2012. They will be referred to during lesson observations, the appraisal process and any disciplinary or capability procedures you may be subjected to.
You might feel you are required to complete too many lesson plans, are being asked to upload plans onto the share drive each weekend or are unsure of what lesson planning expectations are from the Department for Education (DfE) or Ofsted.
The Charity Commission has published guidance for charity trustees on how to spot serious incidents and how to report them. This will be applicable to independent schools which are charities with an income over £25,000.