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Help..... going from a challenging, low state achieving to a high achieving state school

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Seekingadvice123 Thu 25-Aug-16 19:52:26

I am getting more and more stressed out about this. Really don't know how to manage this type of transition and am terrified I will not be up to achieving 80% + A* to C....... Has anyone else been in this situation? Having sleepless nights now that we are due to go back next week and their results today were amazing.

noblegiraffe Thu 25-Aug-16 20:58:50

It's not you that achieves 80%+, it's the kids.

Look at the results for last year and see how many high achievers they have compared to your current school.

Are you going to be just teaching, or managing?

Seekingadvice123 Thu 25-Aug-16 21:56:59

Both Giraffe

noblegiraffe Thu 25-Aug-16 22:56:04

Well they're already achieving 80% so it'll be a well-oiled machine in terms of SOW, interventions, data scrutiny, identification of target groups. Just keep doing what they were doing.

In terms of the kids you'll probably have classes stuffed with nice, biddable bright kids who have been well-taught, with interested, helpful parents.

angeldiver Thu 25-Aug-16 22:59:38

If they didn't think you were a good teacher who could fit into their school, they wouldn't have employed you.
As noble has said, the foundations in learning are already there, do what you do and do it well and you'll be fine.
Good luck smile

superram Thu 25-Aug-16 23:01:12

I got 90% pass-my best year ever (despite the national falls). I would like to take all the credit but I can't take the credit for one fab student predicted a d that worked his socks off to get an a ( much appreciated for my progress 8). You will be fine. I do need to work out how to up my A*s, only predicted one and they got it but feel there was a few kids I should have bumped up a bit. Don't worry-there is a reason they are high achieving!

mineofuselessinformation Thu 25-Aug-16 23:07:07

Just make sure you have the latest data so you can pitch your lessons at the right level - and do the same for your managerial role, keeping on top of progress for the colleagues you are managing.
It might take you a while to get your feet under the table so to speak, but you should inherit good SOWs etc from your predecessor.
Unless you're going to be teaching at a completely new level to your previous experience (which I doubt), you should be fine. smile
Oh, and keep an eye on any developments in your subject that you should be aware of, from the POV of your management role.

Seekingadvice123 Fri 26-Aug-16 07:33:25

Thanks all...... really helpful. smile

monkeysox Sat 27-Aug-16 08:47:25

Remember. Kids are kids no matter where you work. flowers

GinandJag Sat 27-Aug-16 11:56:13

What is it that you are worrying about, OP?

If it's stretching the top student, remember you still know more than them and they need you. You may need to up the pace of your teaching as you will get through more in a lesson. This means a bit more planning. They will probably write a lot too, so longer marking.

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