Career Mistakes

14th December 2012 at 00:00

Withdrawing from circulation

Jack was a young technology teacher in a big secondary school. His department had its own specialist building across the car park from the main block. At breaks and lunchtimes the small group of teachers and technicians stayed in the department to have their coffee and packed lunches together. Jack felt obliged to join the group, but was aware of being shut out of the social and professional buzz in the main staffroom.

What is the right thing to do?

Every teacher needs to be firmly on the radar of as many people as possible across departments and in senior leadership. From the start, Jack should have set up a routine of visiting the staffroom frequently enough to get to know a wider range of colleagues.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now