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Advice on returning to teaching

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rachelfred2010 Wed 13-Jul-16 17:06:27

I'm a qualified primary school teacher and was doing a lot of supply work before I left, 4 years ago, to have my youngest son. I hadn't really planned to return, but life doesn't always work out the way you plan, and I do need to return... And I am absolutely terrified! 😰 I used to enjoy (mostly) supply work, and I always had plenty of work. It would give me the flexibility I need to be able to meet my family's needs, but I feel so out of touch. I feel as if I've forgotten everything - I just haven't thought about teaching in 4 years!! I'm wondering how much I've missed in 4 years. I need to get up to date, but have no idea where to begin. Google has not been massively helpful. Any suggestions would be really appreciated. TIA

SherryRB Tue 19-Jul-16 11:41:12

How much about the actual teaching could have changed in just 4 years? How much change would you expect to see moving from one school to another (presumably what you did as a supply teacher). How much changes when the Year Head moves on or a new Head of School joins? Do you know primary school teachers that you chat to over a coffee or meet up for lunch? I'm sure you're not the other person going back to teach who has those worries and concerns.

Doowrah Thu 18-Aug-16 21:05:50

Hi there...I am a primary teacher and am going back on supply in Sept. Nowt has changed that much you will be absolutely fine. Peak at the 2014 National Curriculum if you are really worried and get to grips with the Learning without Limits vocabulary.E.g. Emerging,Beginning,Working Within ,Secure etc. Good luck.

Doowrah Thu 18-Aug-16 21:06:44

P.S. You may want to post in the Staffroom to get more traffic.

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