Written by a Head of Department who managed to achieve an Outstanding grading from Ofsted 8 weeks in to her NQT year. With a unique down-to-earth writing style, this book will provide NQTs with the practical advice that they need to help quell those September nerves together with a touch of humour to make the book highly readable and engaging.
The book is written in direct response to the feedback of NQTs who suggested that the period before starting a first job in teaching - the time when you can think of nothing but the sheer horror of standing in front of a classroom of unruly children is terrifying. The text tackles the real-life issues that worry new teachers, with a focus on the period before starting the first job. The timeline within the book will take you right through from the summer before starting, to your second year and beyond.
The book will be the complete guide that every NQT (whether primary or secondary based) needs, giving advice on all aspects of school life from the practicalities of setting up your classroom and talking to parents, right down to strategies for planning, assessment and continuing professional development, as well as some real-life stories from teachers who have been there and survived their NQT year.