Going into the classroom marks an exciting time ahead, but you may also feel apprehension. You certainly won’t be alone in this. Knowing where to turn for help and advice before you start will enable you to thrive, not just survive. 

Regularly updating knowledge and skills can help you remain competent, effective, and innovative in your role. When your practice has these qualities, you are more likely to feel inspired, inspire others and teach effectively, thus enabling your learners to achieve their best.

To help you prepare for your teaching career, the NEU will be running a range of webinars to give you the confidence and skills in classroom practice, as well as hearing from experienced and award-winning LGBT+ Teachers and organisations on the scope and pivotal role LGBT+ inclusion has in today’s modern schools and the role you as educators can play in challenging systematic racism.

All the webinars are free to NEU as is membership to the NEU for all trainees and students. You can join online here

  • Starting out: SEND learners - academic strategies for responsive and adaptive teaching

    Meeting the wide range of needs and abilities in your class can be daunting as a trainee. In this session we will focus on easy to implement adaptations to your whole class teaching.

    Date: Monday, 9 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here 

  • Supporting EAL learners and welcoming refugees

    This session will raise awareness of the practical and theoretical issues surrounding the achievement of ethnic minority pupils including pupils with English as an additional language, both those new to English and more advanced learners.

    Date: Tuesday, 10 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12:15pm

    Register here 

  • Learning to say No

    Especially at the beginning of our careers, we may be tempted to say yes to everything. This Learning to Say No session will give you the tools to push back and be effective at standing your ground.

    Date: Wednesday, 11 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here 

  • Turning the page on poverty in the classroom

    This session will look at what is happening to child poverty across the UK, including the causes and who is most at risk. We’ll explore the impact of Covid-19 on families and children, as well discussing the link between poverty and education.

    Date: Thursday, 12 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here 

  • Behaviour for better learning

    We will focus on how it feels to be the student that always fails and how it feels to be bright and bored, as well as exploring ways we can understand our students better to promote excellent behaviour for learning.

    Date: Tuesday, 17 August,

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here 

  • Winning LGBT+ inclusion in 2021

    LGBT+ inclusion is about confidence, and we’re here to build that within one another. Come to our session and build understanding as well as feel pride in your commitment to LGBT+ inclusion

    Date: Wednesday, 18 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12:30pm

    Register here 

  • Intersectionality in education

    How do all our parts, our intersectionality, impact how the world sees us and how we see the world?

    In this session we will explore what intersectionality means and what good practice looks like within an educational context.

    Date: Thursday, 19 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

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  • Creating an inclusive school environment

    Throughout the workshop, we will discuss why and how teaching and non-teaching staff in schools can positively impact the inclusion of children and young people in their care and address the importance of building an inclusive culture.

    Date: Monday, 23 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here 

  • Starting out with creativity (for NEU members only)

    Hywel Roberts will be your guide through the world of teaching, looking at the following topics, and many more:

    • Student investment
    • Compelling curriculum
    • Being creative
    • Sleeping well at night

    Date: Thursday, 26 August.

    Time: 10:30am - 12pm

    Register here