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Learning and contributing

As a trainee, you have a lot to learn but also a lot to offer. Do not underestimate the contribution you can make while you are on placement in respect of your enthusiasm, insights, fresh ideas and talents. Tired and jaded teachers are happy to feed off your zeal, providing you don’t come across as supercilious. If you are in your final school experience, it is particularly important to establish a reputation as someone that is an active learner and will make a good staff member during the induction year.