NQT Q&A with Clairebear74

What type of school do you work in?

Secondary School

What’s your favourite part of teaching so far?

When children tell me I have made a difference.

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Good enough is good enough.

Can you recommend a good teaching book?

Anything by Craig Barton or Doug Lemov (Teach Like a Champion was my bible!)

Favourite tools, software, or equipment?

My interactive whiteboard and my visualiser. Snip and Sketch is a lifesaver of a tool!

Who inspires you and why?

My SLT link Rob, he is always so cheerful and positive, his can do attitude blows away any doubts someone might have.

When did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

When I was three years old playing school with my Teddy bears.

How do you unwind outside of work hours? What helps you to switch off?

I’m a big gamer, computer games are my big escape and it gives me something to talk to the kids about!


Claire is a secondary school teacher based in Bradford, West Yorkshire.


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