Developing the Early Teacher
LIANNE ALLISON – The ANGMERING SCHOOL
One of our main jobs as colleagues of
early teachers is to build resilience!
(ideas from Felicia Wood from Kate Cairns
Associates Ltd )
“It’s okay to get
Strategies needed to build resilience:
How do we respond to any problems to help
(Ideas from Pat Black at Bath Spa University)
How did it make you feel?
What are the elements we can address immediately?
Stage 1 - Survival:
Coping/self blame/confusion/sticking to script/self
Clear guidance and specific suggestions.
Very direct and very clear.
Stage 2 – Early Optimism:
Implementing rules/ Beginning to question/ Not yet
managing all children.
Encourage to have a go at
things but continue to
Stage 3 - Embedding:
Routines in place/ Mastering Skills/ Self aware/ Self
Allow to make mistakes,
Move to Coaching
Stage 4 - Maturity:
Own beliefs, Own Style, Own Strategies.
Provide School-based professional development
where they can develop a support network!
Professional Learning Groups
Pedagogy Book Club
Subject Specific is so important!
Give them some reminders/strategies for
behaviour management when they’ve forgotten!
No collectives – “I hate my Year 8 class!”
What do they focus on?
Focus their extra time
They need to observe some teachers
that aren’t so good!!!!!
Check their skills in the main
areas and help them develop
by teaching each other!
Marking and feedback
This is one to support - Why? How? Quantity? Quality? Impact?
“Even Mary Poppins was only practically perfect!”