So here goes:
Get organised – An academic planner will save you so much hassle. Ge one with enough
room per day to write down university deadlines, but also to be organised and professional on placement – so what lessons you have, staff meetings, Sports Day, events, etc.
be printing/photocopying expenses, interview clothes, travel expenses/car repair bills, nights out, Secret Santa, Money drains so fast and I’m not used to not earning!
opticians, etc. It is going to be hard to find time to fit them in later on. Schools will not take kindly to you needing time off!
something nasty. If you haven’t been working with children before, I highly recommend tissues, cold relief remedies, berroca or vitamin c tablets – you will get a cold and lots of them before you build up your immune system!
you behave in your private life may conflict with your
professional life. Remember you are a role model and need to be seen as such.
stock of cheap pens, pencils, rulers and erasers. I would also consider buying a printer, laminator and paper cutter. A USB stick is a must.
a treasure chest of useful materials and think where you are going to store it. It is amazing how differently you will view inanimate objects. Jelly beans for eating? No, they can be used to teach proportion!
cheap, washable trousers/skirts & tops. Most schools have a smart dress code.
family/friends/relaxation day and work on the other one. You will quickly burn out otherwise.
Here are some tips for your first day:‐
your first lecture is.
union(s) and pick up lots of free goodies!
names! You’ll meet lots of people ‐ but try to remember some of their names and take down contact numbers/emails.
Lots of love, Helen xoxo