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How to Succeed as a Newly Qualified Teacher

Learn management strategies and skills to support yourself as a newly qualified teacher in your first teaching post and beyond.

2,495 enrolled on this course

How to Succeed as a Newly Qualified Teacher
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study2 hours

Prepare yourself for the challenges and opportunities of life as a new teacher

Designed by educational experts at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Faculty of Education, this course will support you in the transition from teacher training to being a newly qualified teacher.

You’ll develop your abilities in independent critical reflective practice and learn ways to manage your workload to support yourself in your new role.

You’ll consider the potential issues you may face as a new teacher so that you feel ready to face the challenges of this rewarding career.

You’ll also create a teaching career-plan and learn the importance of celebrating your personal successes.

What topics will you cover?

  • How to prepare for your first teaching post.
  • How to develop professional self-reflection to continue securing your classroom practice.
  • Mentors and new teachers discuss the potential problems new teachers face.
  • Balancing workload, performative pressures and personal wellbeing.
  • Sources of support.
  • What if problems occur?
  • Lifelong learning. Celebrating success.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop skills in personal reflection as a transition to becoming an independent, qualified teacher.
  • Apply strategies to manage workload, performative pressures and gain support to survive as a new teacher.
  • Explore ways of celebrating personal success and developing a teaching career plan.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for all new teachers, whether you’re a primary or secondary teacher, or you teach in other settings.

This course will provide you with support for the transition from the training phase to being a new teacher in school.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Education and have been teaching more years than I care to remember!
I love all things in education technology and trying to predict how teaching will develop in the future.

I'm a Senior Lecturer in Education at Manchester Met. I love working with students of all ages and watching them learn new things. No day is the same and you never know what is going to happen next!

I’m a Senior Lecturer Education at Manchester Met. I love helping students develop their confidence and I have a particular interest in the emotional dimensions of teaching and learning.

Who developed the course?

Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester Met University has a driving ambition to discover and disseminate knowledge and make higher education as accessible and beneficial to all those with the passion and ability to succeed.

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