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lostinteaching47 Sat 26-Oct-13 08:26:50

Hi everyone,
I've recently secured a job and would like to make the best possible impression and become part of the wider school community.I thought I could offer to set up and run a club, I mentioned this at my interview and the head seemed keen.I have never run a club before and do not have any particular talents more interests.My interests are in nature, I know the school has an Eco club and in gardening.I also like baking. My confidence was severely dented at my last school where I was only there for a year but I had a really stressful time and one of the criticisms leveled at me was that I didn't contribute anything to the school, which on reflection was true but I was concentrating hard on my class!
I see this as a completely fresh start and for me to try and be the type of teacher/person that I want to be and know I can be.It's only a temporary position initially but I want to demonstrate that I can add value to their school and I'd like to be kept on.
Can anyone share the type of clubs they have run or have at their schools? I have experience in KS1.I am not very arty but like the sound of perhaps running a club or perhaps a maths games club but would have no clue really how to start.I am a returning teacher so do not have much experience of being part of a school.I know the school I will be joining does not run many clubs at the moment and I cannot see from their website any current clubs and obviously that would be something I would be finding out when I start.I thought I could offer to assist in a club currently running to begin with but perhaps have some ideas for potential clubs.


Kayakinggirl86 Fri 01-Nov-13 11:16:17

I run a around the world club. The first week the pupils made there pass ports (lots of templates on tes). Then after that every week we have "visited" different countries. We usually sample some food from that country, do a tradition craft from that country, and play a game to do with that country. For exam

Kayakinggirl86 Fri 01-Nov-13 11:22:59

Sorry hit send to soon- stupid phone.

For example. Next week is china week. So will be attempting to use chop sticks, silk painting, sampling some food, and playing Chinese whispers.
The week after is Italy. So they will be designing their dream pizza, comp to see who can build the tallest leaning tower, and eating some food.

Jinty64 Fri 01-Nov-13 11:40:35

Gosh! The "around the world club" is a great idea ds3 would love that. Ds3 goes to regular after school club from 14.45-1800 as I work. He spends most of that time doing "art". He loves glueing, sticking, junk modelling, etc. a craft club would be great.

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