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    Oh... that's not good news for me
    Oh no! My fingers are crossed for you!
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    Think I'm sickening with whatever my fiancée has been sick with recently. I don't know what needs doing if I'm sick. Do I have to set cover work? Or would my mentor step in and help? I'm really stressing out

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Oh... that's not good news for me



    Why don't they count?!
    They told us that any contact with students (eg. not delivering the class but still engaging with students) counts towards the teaching hours. Turns out this is not actually the case.

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    Today i embraced my inner cow. I have a year 9 group who ive been struggling with in terms of behaviour and have been told that i needed to harden up on them and use the sanctions policy. So one has detention on thursday, 2 others had to sit and wait till the rest of the group had left because they talked when i told them to stand up silently ready to leave. Feel like i might have made a point, just need to keep it up!
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    (Original post by ParadoxSocks)
    Think I'm sickening with whatever my fiancée has been sick with recently. I don't know what needs doing if I'm sick. Do I have to set cover work? Or would my mentor step in and help? I'm really stressing out

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    Take a look in your handbook or Emil your tutor to ask.

    Don't stress out, everyone gets ill sometimes! It's allowed.

    I would imagine that as a student you won't have to set cover work, unless you've already planned it in which case you may as well send it on! Perhaps write one or two sentences, no more, just listing the topics you planned to cover. Though if you have a medium term plan even that's not necessary.

    Really, if you're sick you shouldn't be setting any work even as a normal teacher, because you're too ill to work. But realistically there is a difference between being able to run off an email and being able to stand in front of a class for 8 hours!!! So people do tend to.

    XXX

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Really, if you're sick you shouldn't be setting any work even as a normal teacher, because you're too ill to work. But realistically there is a difference between being able to run off an email and being able to stand in front of a class for 8 hours!!! So people do tend to.

    XXX

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    (Original post by kpwxx)
    Take a look in your handbook or Emil your tutor to ask.

    Don't stress out, everyone gets ill sometimes! It's allowed.

    I would imagine that as a student you won't have to set cover work, unless you've already planned it in which case you may as well send it on! Perhaps write one or two sentences, no more, just listing the topics you planned to cover. Though if you have a medium term plan even that's not necessary.

    Really, if you're sick you shouldn't be setting any work even as a normal teacher, because you're too ill to work. But realistically there is a difference between being able to run off an email and being able to stand in front of a class for 8 hours!!! So people do tend to.

    XXX

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    I had to call in sick

    I've emailed uni as I'm supposed to and I also let the assistant head and my school mentor know too. I asked my mentor to let me know what I need to do now.

    I hate that already I feel guilty about not going but I can barely talk, barely hear and it hurt to walk from my bedroom to the bathroom this morning because my muscles are all hurting so much.
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    (Original post by Ratchit99)
    Today i embraced my inner cow. I have a year 9 group who ive been struggling with in terms of behaviour and have been told that i needed to harden up on them and use the sanctions policy. So one has detention on thursday, 2 others had to sit and wait till the rest of the group had left because they talked when i told them to stand up silently ready to leave. Feel like i might have made a point, just need to keep it up!
    I had to embrace my tougher side too, it was my year 9 class as well. It felt like the penny has dropped and that enough is enough, no more Mr nice guy!
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    Can I ask - a job I'm applying for wants all absence and dates listed on the application form. I've put down two weeks off this month cos I had an operation, but will they hold this against me? It feels unfair because it wasn't my fault!
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    I had to call in sick

    I've emailed uni as I'm supposed to and I also let the assistant head and my school mentor know too. I asked my mentor to let me know what I need to do now.

    I hate that already I feel guilty about not going but I can barely talk, barely hear and it hurt to walk from my bedroom to the bathroom this morning because my muscles are all hurting so much.
    It happens! I've had to call in sick a couple of times now. No one minds. I tend to find that teachers are off a lot! And my first placement mentor even admitted to me that she pulled a sicky for two weeks! Annoyed me because she was off for my uni observation!

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    (Original post by Airfairy)
    Can I ask - a job I'm applying for wants all absence and dates listed on the application form. I've put down two weeks off this month cos I had an operation, but will they hold this against me? It feels unfair because it wasn't my fault!

    It happens! I've had to call in sick a couple of times now. No one minds. I tend to find that teachers are off a lot! And my first placement mentor even admitted to me that she pulled a sicky for two weeks! Annoyed me because she was off for my uni observation!

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    I doubt it! you couldn't help it. and you should have some kind of documentation. If a person has had a lot of sick days in the past year for minor illnesses - colds etc, they might hold it against them then
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    I am going to start teaching ks2 maths, does anyone have any recommendations of books or websites I could use.


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    Does anyone know why some job applications say KS1/KS2 teacher or Foundation Stage/KS1 teacher? Are they just seeing who applies? They must have some idea of what they need if they are advertising?
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    I am going to start teaching ks2 maths, does anyone have any recommendations of books or websites I could use.


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    Yep. Mathematics Explained for Primary Teachers by Derek Heylock. Good book.


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    I'm taking a form soon and I see the form tutor every morning when I observe. She is really lovely but she sets me up in a bad mood every morning! She gives me a huge rant every morning on how she hates teaching and how if she was starting again fron my position she would get out whilst she can. I end up leaving form questioning everything and feeling really low! hopefully she will run out of things to rant about soon.

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    I doubt it! you couldn't help it. and you should have some kind of documentation. If a person has had a lot of sick days in the past year for minor illnesses - colds etc, they might hold it against them then
    Thanks. I hope not!

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    (Original post by diamondsky89)
    Does anyone know why some job applications say KS1/KS2 teacher or Foundation Stage/KS1 teacher? Are they just seeing who applies? They must have some idea of what they need if they are advertising?
    Often this is because the Head is happy to move staff about. So if they get an applicant who is strong in KS1 they may move a current teacher to KS2 to make the team work.
    Or maybe they need to make you aware that you could move from year to year and are not employed specifically for that age group.

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    (Original post by diamondsky89)
    Does anyone know why some job applications say KS1/KS2 teacher or Foundation Stage/KS1 teacher? Are they just seeing who applies? They must have some idea of what they need if they are advertising?
    In addition to the above it could be a mixed age class.

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    Can I have some advice? An application form is asking why I'd like to work in a boys school and I'm finding it hard to answer! I don't mind it being all boys, and I generally prefer teaching boys, but am struggling to think of a reason that is convincing rather than 'there aren't enough jobs to be picky! '

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    Another day off and I probably won't make it in tomorrow either

    I have awful teacher's guilt going on and I'm still worried that I'm not ill enough to be off but I'm definitely not well enough to teach since I can't hear my own voice or stand up for long. I probably did more school stuff yesterday than I do when I'm actually in school :/

    Today I have a sleeping puppy lounging on me. I'm going to take it as him telling me to rest since dogs are pretty good at recognising when people are poorly, right?
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    2 interviews down... first said the learning was too passive, second the exact opposite! I guess I need to find the balance which is hard in 20 minutes! Still, onwards and upwards!
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    Can I have some advice? An application form is asking why I'd like to work in a boys school and I'm finding it hard to answer! I don't mind it being all boys, and I generally prefer teaching boys, but am struggling to think of a reason that is convincing rather than 'there aren't enough jobs to be picky! '

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    That's a tough one! Is there any research into the benefits of same sex schools? That could be a good way to go... and that you agree with a same sex educational environment. *shrugs* Good luck!
 
 
 
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