Fiona Dunlop: Integrating new teachers into an experienced staffroom – pleasure or pain

New teacherStarting work in a new school can be daunting for any teacher and particularly difficult for less experienced teachers. As managers, it is our responsibility to make this as stress free as possible for the teacher, the staff room and the students. This workshop addresses the gulf between teaching practice as part of a pre-service course and the reality of teaching a full timetable and additional administrative tasks. It considers the types of challenges which can arise and focuses on how to minimise teacher, student and management stress to allow the integration of new staff to go as smoothly as possible.