Going back to school for a new academic year can be a mixture of emotions for teaching staff, some may be feeling excited for a new challenge, some may be nervous for the new term. You may be asking yourself questions like ‘have I planned enough?’ ‘is it too late to get organised?’ Don’t worry, we know how to help! Take a look at this short read to understand why you can relax during the lead up to the new term.
Reflect and Relax
Some may laugh at the thought of being relaxed while we’re heading for the new term, but it is a very important part of going back to school. Nobody wants to start the new term stressed do they? It’s also important to reflect on the past academic year and see what you could change and improve on. Take a look at some ways you can relax your way into the new term!
Everyone who is returning to school knows organisation is key, it may be boring to keep hearing, ‘are you organised for the new term?”. Or perhaps stressful to some who feel unprepared, but don’t worry here are some easy ways you can prepare yourself and buy suitable tools to use in the new term!
Use diaries, whether this is on your phone, laptop or written planner diaries make being organised 100% easier!
Have your bag of supplies ready for the new term in advance.
Create a checklist, again any phone, laptop, or planner a checklist enables you to prioritise tasks, it’s also very satisfying to tick completed tasks off.
Set personal goals you would like to achieve this year.
Plan how you will balance your work and school life! This is crucial as it is important to dedicate time for yourself and discover ways to relax that are suitable for you!
Being Prepared Mentally
You may feel physically prepared as a teacher with your organised classroom and perfectly laminated sheets, but it is crucial for you to feel prepared mentally. We know sometimes educators
may feel overwhelmed in the classroom and we understand the importance of being mentally prepared, look at our short read on ways to deal with mental health as a teacher.
If you’re interested in more ways Aspire People can help teaching staff, take a look at the Aspire Blog today. We offer tips and ways into teaching for staff such as: Qualified Teachers, NQTs, Teaching Assistants and Cover Supervisors. Did you know Aspire People offer up to £250* for recommending staff to us? Or if you’re interested in registering with Aspire People, for more information on how we can help get in touch with us today!