We’ve put together some tips from some of our CAS Community teachers to help you get prepared and start off on the right foot:
- Ensure you have good working knowledge of Office, this is going to be essential for preparing lessons, resources and tracking process
- Use a planner and look out for times that will be particularly demanding both personally and professionally, this will enable you to manage your time effectively
- Before you start, get as much information as possible from your provider. Highlight key dates such as assignment deadlines and school experience in your planner
- Research key terms that you’re not familiar with, look at example and consider how you could incorporate these into your own practise
- Understand the curriculum and what will be expected of you to deliver - this will also help to identify potential areas within your subject knowledge that you may need to brush up on. CAS is a great place to look for free resources, attend some events and get some additional training
- Undertake a skills audit to highlight the subject areas you need to focus on developing
- Get organised, prepared and start prioritising your workload - things will get very busy so being on top of it will really help.