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Our vision in creating this guide, prepared by the University of Western Sydney, was to provide beginning teachers with practical advice that assists them in the transition from University to the school environment.
Our objectives are:
Foreword by Steve James CEO;
“Starting out as a teacher can be exciting yet challenging - students to face, colleagues to meet, vital information to remember…so this handbook is an essential reference guide for you as a new teacher, as you negotiate your way around the requirements of school life.
Written by local teachers who recognised a need in this area, “Getting Down to Business” is packed with vital information and insights. Here you will find a wealth of knowledge to dip into, not only on the many aspects of joining a whole school community, but also the practicalities of starting work – from setting up your classroom to claiming deductions on your tax return.
Teachers Mutual Bank has been supporting teachers for over 40 years, so we understand the commitment you’ve made. As a mutual bank, we are specialists in financial services, who are also passionate about education.
We’re advocates for you. We’re here to give teachers and their families’ better options and ultimately, a better way of life. That’s why we put you first in everything we do. Teachers Mutual Bank is delighted to support this very practical guide to the world of working in schools, because like us, this guide is here to support you. We congratulate the University of Western Sydney on providing a much-needed resource for new teachers”