Easter workshop success!
Over the past 12 months, CER Education has understood the challenges that newly qualified teachers (NQT’s) have faced as they step into their new teaching careers, adapting to virtual interviews and remote teaching for much of the school year. As schools return to some normality, CER wanted to reach out and offer as much support as possible to new teachers and provide some useful resources and learning strategies that can be taken into the classroom. Over the Easter break, CER hosted a number of exclusive virtual NQT workshops, which focused on offering expert advice for supply roles, how to survive your first year as an NQT and what you can expect from your first teaching role. The workshops were delivered by qualified primary and secondary teachers, Charlotte Critchlow and Chris Mahon, who are experienced practitioners at their resourcing and candidate Care Hub based in the Newcastle CER office. Trainee teachers from North West universities, including Liverpool Hope University, Edge Hill University, Liverpool John Moore’s University and local SCITT’s have taken part in the interactive workshops with over 70 NQT’s in attendance on each of the sessions ran throughout the month of April. This workshop has followed the huge success of free CPD courses, which took place during the last school break in February. These included sessions such as managing workload, wellbeing, behaviour management, plus, mock interview days with an expert interview panellist to offer feedback on interview techniques.