The Association for Science Education

Working with colleagues

A dispute between colleagues, lack of enthusiasm for team meetings and a promoted colleague... What techniques would you employ to create a positive team?

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You must be a member to download this article *new* A colleague not will to engage with school support programme

How do you re-motivate a colleague after a series of unsatisfactory lesson observations?

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You must be a member to download this article *new* A colleague not willing to participate in weekend intervention classes paid

To what extent would you insist on colleagues contributing to (paid for) work out of normal teaching time?

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You must be a member to download this article A struggling NQT

What would you do if your NQT was really struggling?

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You must be a member to download this article A technician’s complaint about an NQT

What action would you take if a technician complained about an NQT's ability to issue of chemicals?

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You must be a member to download this article A dispute between two technicians

How would you tackle the situation if two of your technicians were suffering from a 'personality clash'?

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You must be a member to download this article Being made a principal teacher of sciences

You have just been appointed as a new overall Principal Teacher of Science. How would you restore team spirit?

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You must be a member to download this article A parental complaint about a supply teacher

A colleague is off long-term sick and a parent has complained about the supply teacher, a respected former colleague. What would you do?

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You must be a member to download this article Having only one candidate for a post

You have one applicant for a teaching post. Should you appoint? 

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You must be a member to download this article Colleagues were very negative about departmental meetings

How would you restore the enthusiasm of a team who are negative about departmental meetings? 

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You must be a member to download this article A colleague made it clear that he would not be attending all meetings

What action would you take if a colleague does not attend all departmental meetings?

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You must be a member to download this article The previous head of science was promoted to senior management

The previous head of science is now on the senior leadership team and keeps 'interfering'. How would you approach this situation?

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You must be a member to download this article A science link governor seemed rather out of touch

Your science link governor seems very out of touch. How would you improve the situation?

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You must be a member to download this article Unprofessional behaviour

A colleague discusses the work of a colleague with others in an unprofessional manner. What would you do when told of the situation?