New Teacher Webinars
The NASUWT is committed to providing FREE CPD to our newly qualified teacher members as part of our overall package of support.
Our annual new teacher follow-up programme took place online on Saturday 21st November. All the webinars were free to NASUWT NQT members and delegates received a certificate of attendance for each webinar they took part in to add to their CPD portfolio.
NQT Professional Development Day
We have made two recordings available for members to watch again.
The November programme
We hosted five FREE 1-hour webinars for our new teacher members that included CPD sessions and an expert Q&A panel.
|9.30am||NQT Q&A panel - see Question Time for NQTs video above|
A panel of leading education policymakers will answer your questions:
|11am||Dealing with trauma in pupils|
Even in the most normal of times, teachers will encounter pupils who have experienced trauma or are living with mental health problems. Covid-19 may have contributed to an increase in incidents of this nature. Nicola will help you identify when there might be an issue and teach you skills for how to engage and support those pupils. Nicola is a behaviour management consultant/teacher and has over 17 years of experience working in a variety of settings, including mainstream and special needs schools. During this time, she has developed a reputation for successfully managing the most challenging classes and pupils, as well as motivating and inspiring staff to help implement change and ensure sustainability.
|12.30pm||Looking after your voice and mental health in the winter|
Katie is a voice coach and wellbeing specialist who will teach you a range of techniques for protecting your voice from the changing climate and safeguard your mental health during the winter months. With the current challenges posed by Covid-19 and the restricting of support networks, it has never been more important for teachers to ensure they take time to focus on their own mental health and wellbeing.
|2pm||Virtual learning/blended learning - see Remote education and blended learning video above|
National Official (Education)
Blended learning poses many challenges for teachers and pupils, particularly as there is limited evidence on how to implement it effectively. The NASUWT has set out advice on blended learning approaches that are consistent with NASUWT policy. Darren Northcott is the NASUWT National Official for Education and has been integral in the development of this policy. Darren leads on education policy for the NASUWT, which includes consulting with Government and other relevant educational bodies and organisations.
|3.30pm||Time management for teachers|
This session will focus on equipping you with skills and techniques to help you cope with the significant workload that sometimes accompanies the NQT, probationer or beginner teacher year. It is specifically designed to focus on the needs of teachers and the distinct challenges that can accompany the profession.
Earlier in the year, our wide-ranging programme of webinars also included sessions designed to look at specific issues of interest to new teachers, with subjects including:
- Effectively managing classroom behaviour
- How stress affects the voice and what you can do about it
- NQT Induction: your rights and responsibilities in the context of Covid-19
- E-safety: issues with using e-communications for NQTs
There were a number of opportunities to take part in each of the webinars, which were exclusively available to NASUWT NQT members. Below, you can catch up with two we recorded.
Induction in the Context of Covid-19
E-safety for Newly Qualified Teachers