When you arrive in England at the beginning of a new school term you might be a little excited, a little nervous or even anxious about what is ahead. When you are placed in a teaching job with Point To Point you are automatically invited to our termly Induction Day.
About Induction Day
Induction Days are held every term at the Australian Centre on the Strand, London. This full-day event is your chance to meet and greet with other educational professionals from overseas and is the opportunity to make some new friends.
Point To Point work with exceptional education leaders from around the UK. Academy Trust CEOs, Executive Principals and School Leaders volunteer their time to cover in-depth topics and all you need to know about teaching in England. Client Schools and Trusts that partner and successfully recruit teachers from overseas are always willing to assist in making the relocation and transition as smooth as possible for you. The topics that the guest speakers include:
Induction Day Programme
A typical induction event timetable looks like this
Arrival, coffee & croissants
Welcome to working in the UK with Point To Point
Presented by Chris Bowler, Education Director
Raising standards in schools and academies: Lessons from a successful academy trust
Julie Taylor, CEO TDA Trust
How to manage pressure and still be a great teacher!
Marking English assessment and comparison with marking
Kellie Robinson, Point To Point
Behaviour management in an English secondary school
Claire Porter, Debden Park High School
Practical matters: settling in and lines of communication
Point To Point
Making the most of your holidays
Top Deck Travel
Plenary & Closing remarks
Why is it important to attend an Induction Day?
Whether you are new to teaching or not, moving to England and starting a new job and life is a massive feat and if it was easy everyone would do it. At Point To Point, we recognise that all teachers from all walks of life need to feel supported and nurtured. You are important to us and we offer this day to provide you with another layer of knowledge and support that will help you succeed in your new teaching position and life in England.
Networking with likeminded people, knowing what to expect and how to organise yourself in a way that will make this adventure professionally and personally rewarding.
Having a strong and positive mindset and being surrounded by positive and inspiring people will benefit you in so many ways!