The Elementa team would like to extend a HUGE welcome back to school after the summer break.

Returning to school after the summer holidays can be an anxiety-ridden, exciting and frantic time for teachers. The new academic year can also be the beginning of a new chapter, starting afresh with a clean slate.

Reflect and review

Often, the summer holidays provide a good opportunity to reflect on the previous academic year. Was there anything that went particularly well? Are there any ideas or initiatives that you would like to implement this year?

Having assessed how successful you’ve been in your teaching, and re-evaluated areas that maybe you’re less confident in, it can be valuable to ask for advice from trusted colleagues. Also, it can be really beneficial to focus on some independent reading, which can often be a great source of new strategies.

Please see our previous post for further ideas that may be helpful: It is the end of the school year – congratulations! .

Be prepared

The start of the school year will certainly be smoother if you’ve got everything ready ahead of time. The more prepared you are, the better you will feel, so don’t leave it to the last minute!

The 2019-20 academic year starts now

So whilst for some the autumn term stretches out interminably, for many it is a fantastic opportunity to hit the ground running, eager to accomplish their goals.

Here’s to your success this year – we at Elementa look forward to working with you and helping in any way we can.