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3 Moving on: prioritising your development needs

3.1 Overview

Now you have seen how an evaluation of skills and experience can help you reflect on your own personal perspective about your current work situation, you can move on to consider your development needs and how these should be prioritised. Now try Activity 2.

Activity 2

Timing: 0 hours 30 minutes
  1. Read ‘Teacher early professional development: the context’ by Banks et al (linked below). As you read, compare your experience as a beginning teacher to the experiences related in the reading and make brief notes.
  2. When you have finished the reading, reflect on what you have read using the following question, and any others which you can add yourself, to stimulate your thinking.

    • What was your own experience of support as you made the journey from beginning teacher to accomplished practitioner?

Click on the link below to read ‘Teacher early professional development: the context’

Teacher early professional development: the context [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]


We all have quite different experiences of the support we received in our early teaching. Your personal experience is likely to have shaped the way your career has developed. Keep summary notes of your reflections and the outcomes of any subsequent discussions.


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