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Career development: Where are you headed?

Is this the year when you will make that next step up the ladder? Or are you set on staying as you are? Gerald Haigh offers some advice

How do you feel as you start the new school year? What challenges lie ahead? Ofsted? A difficult timetable? New exam regulations? There’s too much to take in at once, that’s for sure, and meanwhile there are children to be taught, right here and now, and they do tend to push most other considerations to one side.

Let me remind you, though, of the old seafaring rule which says: “One hand for the ship, one for yourself.”

At sea, it’s a principle that can save your life. In school, it reminds you always to be conscious of your own health and welfare – and an important part of that involves having some idea of, and control over, where your career is headed.

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