November 15, 2011

Plod

So like yeah, awesomeness. NQTism is the bees knees.

I tell you something GTP'ites, it is the way forward. It really has prepared me for this year. Workload isn't so bad, but the added responsibility and sense of awareness regarding the progress being made by your classes is massive. We've just completed the first exam session of the year for my year 10 and 11 classes. There are now grades, predicted grades, target grades, possible grades, challenge grades, predicted grades, wait did I say that already?

In this mental world of teaching driven by a letter 'C', there has been some real focus on me and my middle/lower GCSE set groups to do well in these resits. I look forward to the results.......

Other than plodding along, imparting wisdom, not a lot has gone on. First parents evening next week, I am running science club this Friday and helping with some Physics CPD tomorrow night for non-specialists. I've arranged a couple of visitors to come into school to talk about careers and promote science generally as being totally amazing. I have written 172 reports already in my first 9 weeks at KESH, which is pretty intense. I have managed to be very positive; I guess this is what kids want. I have had some year 10s thank me for my kind words (those reports were based on me seeing them for 5 lessons).

The new school build has started in earnest now. The contractors delivered their portakabins and offices today. My classroom, also a portakabin, shook every time a lorry or crane drove by. Will be a fun two years in my caravan that is for sure.

Take it easy, work efficiently!


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