Driving your development

This module of short films is designed as a practical toolkit for new teachers to support you to survive and thrive applying for and into your first history teaching post. We'll be covering all of the major aspects of successfully applying for your first history teaching post and how to thrive in your first year. 

All of the films offer short targeted advice from a variety of perspectives including new teachers, experienced teachers, senior leaders and teacher trainers. We'll be adding to these over the coming months so keep checking back for new films!  

This resource is FREE for Secondary HA Members.

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Applying for your first post

  • What to include in your application letter
  • What HTs are looking for when they recruit ECTs
  • How to do well on your first-post interview day (1)
  • How to do well on your first-post interview day (2)

Into your first post

  • Making the transition from ITE to ECT
  • Tackling the first few weeks
  • Time management and organisation
  • Auditing and improving your subject knowledge
  • Surviving and thriving as a history teacher of colour
  • Setting effective cover for the first time
  • Effective use of TAs
  • How to cope when the tech fails
  • Creating an effective timetable