With more teachers finding it increasingly difficult to say no, Julian Stanley explores how NQTs can politely turn down additional requests on their time.
How do you say no as an NQT?
Qualifying as a teacher is a uniquely exciting and terrifying time. There is the freedom to begin the career that you have been working so hard for, but you are suddenly on your own, fully responsible for a class, often without the support and back up you have been accustomed to during training. You are also probably wanting to impress your employer and colleagues, so saying yes to everything you are asked, while trying to manage a complex workload.