How Do You Manage Your Time And Workload In Your Training Year? By Hemal Trivedy 

Firstly, if you’ve got this far, I’m glad you’re seriously considering teaching maths. When I was thinking about changing career a lot of people told me how much work the training year would be. It is a busy year but, in all honesty, it’s been a manageable workload and not as bad as everyone made out. 


My Top Tips 

1. Get organised – whether it’s diarising in outlook, one note, Trello or a good old-fashioned diary. Planning and organising will be essential. 

2. Use existing resources – I’m lucky enough to have a school with some existing lesson plans. I’ve also asked friends for their plans too. Tap into existing lesson plans wherever possible and GoTeach is a great resource. In your first year don’t expect every lesson to be perfect. 

3. Ask for help when you need it – If you are feeling overwhelmed ask for help. I’ve had periods where I have been stressed and the response has always been really supportive. You’re not alone. 

4. Remember to take breaks – you need to look after your wellbeing. Be it sports, friends, meditating or taking a bath. Make sure you look after your physical and mental wellbeing.  

5. Reflect on your growth – remember to look back and think about all the positive contributions to young people you’ve made as well as your own development. 

My year so far has been challenging but so much fun. I’m so glad I made the decision to do my teacher training and looking forward to getting my own classroom next year! 

By Hemal Trivedy 



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