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#CCTea Live: Finding your teaching job

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We are pleased to introduce our first #CCTea live stream.

“Finding your teaching job” in conversation with Thahmina Begum (Executive Headteacher) @MissTBegum and Yamina Bibi FCCT (Assistant Headteacher) @msybibi who discuss finding your teaching job, tips for preparing your personal statement, interview day, securing your new post and how to prepare for your new role.

This event was streamed live across:-


The Early Career Hub is our one-stop shop for trainee teachers, early career teachers, and those involved in supporting, coaching and mentoring those new to the profession. 

Whether seeking top tips on how to maintain a work-life balance and manage workload and wellbeing, or more specialised advice on key approaches in those first days in the classroom, we’ve got you covered. Content is helpfully linked to strands of the Early Career Framework, and includes accessible research articles on essential topics such as using technology, providing feedback and understanding how pupils learn.

Our Presenters

Thahmina Begum – Executive Headteacher, Forest Gate Community School and Cumberland Community School.  Before taking the role as Executive Headteacher of Forest Gate Community School (FGCS) and Cumberland Community School (CCS), Thahmina was Headteacher of FGCS which was judged to be Outstanding under the latest EIF framework in 2021 and 2020.  Prior to that, Thahmina led the English team at FGCS where progress was the best in the country in 2017 and has consistently been in the top 10 ever since.  Following the success of the English department, Thahmina has deployed the strategies used to achieve these excellent outcomes in other subjects across the school.  This has contributed to a sustained positive progress score for the school year on year.

Thahmina feels strongly that developing high quality teachers who are enthusiastic about their craft is key to achieving exceptional outcomes.  Expert teaching staff means happy and thriving students, who are supported to reach their potential.  Under Thahmina, the culture of professional development amongst staff is one of excitement and a relentless desire to support each other, celebrate success and keep getting better.

Yamina Bibi FCCT – Yamina is an Assistant Headteacher in an East London school with a wealth of teaching and leadership experience.  Yamina’s professional experience includes leading the TES English Team of the Year 2020, supporting ITT/ECTs as a Professional Mentor and developing all staff as an experienced coach.

Yamina is an accredited Consultant for Resilient Leaders Element and a Network Leader for #WomenEd London.  Yamina is passionate about sharing practice and speaks on a number of topics, including Diversity and Inclusion, Women in Leadership, and Teaching English.

In July 2021, Yamina was nominated for and won the Rising Star Award in Education and Academia.

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