1 teacher 5 questions: Mrs M

This week’s teacher snap quiz, features Mrs M, a nursery teacher in Norfolk.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Don’t try to reinvent the wheel! Some of the old ideas are the best (and the simplest) for getting children engaged.

What do you wish you had known when you started teaching?

Delegate tasks where you can to support staff and share the workload with colleagues when you get the opportunity.

Tell us one thing you would change about teaching, and why

The ‘accountability’ that leads to a negative performance management process. Teachers should be encouraged to take risks and be supported by management to make decisions that are in the best interests of the children they teach.

What’s the best thing about being a teacher?

Building relationships with so many young people and helping them to succeed.

Describe your life as a teacher in 5 words.

Creative, structured, fun, eventful, surprising.

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