Beginning teacher support

The change from student-teacher to teacher can be demanding, which is why new primary and secondary teachers are offered additional support.

Under the Beginning Teacher Allowance, first year teachers are given mentors and time out of the classroom each week for advice and guidance purposes. In their second year, they also receive time out from the classroom, but for a lesser period. The school board is responsible for applying for the allowance on the teacher's behalf.

For more information, please see the Ministry of Education website.

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