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#CCTea Live: Finding your teaching job

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.

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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.

Learn more about the Chartered College of Teaching

Early Career Hub – 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. 

Early Childhood Hub – The Early Childhood Hub hosts content by, and for, early childhood education practitioners, with a focus on pedagogy and practice in early childhood education.

Research Hub – The Research Hub hosts summaries of academic and practitioner research as well as reports that Chartered College of Teaching members have contributed to.  You can also find a list of opportunities to participate in external research projects and access a range of tools to support you in your research engagement journey.

Video Hub – The Video Hub hosts short classroom practice videos, filmed in a variety of settings, and recorded interviews with a range of teachers, leaders and educators.  Members will also find, and be able to access, ‘on demand’ recordings of our previous webcasts and events.

Impact is the termly journal of the Chartered College of Teaching.  It connects research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators.  It supports the teaching community by promoting discussion around evidence within the classroom, and enabling teachers to share and reflect on their own use of research.

Learning Hub – The Learning Hub is your home for professional learning and development. You will find links to bitesize CPD units and details of other available courses.

Chartered Teacher Status is a professional accreditation that recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, offering a career pathway that is focused on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.  As a professional accreditation, Chartered Status builds on individual practice, priorities and interests and can be undertaken at your own pace, up to three years.

Fellowship (FCCT) was established to recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers and school leaders.  It is a formal mark of their achievements, skills and expertise as a teaching professionalNominate a colleague for Fellowship today.

The Chartered College of Teaching & Teacher Tapp Podcast – A collaboration between Teacher Tapp and the Chartered College of Teaching in which we look at hot off the press data on various topics concerning teaching, learning, and teacher development and ask teachers to comment on the findings by reflecting on their own experiences.