Robert Aitken, ex-teacher and education technology specialist at ONVU Learning, has some advice for the NQT in your school…
Step one is complete; you’ve found an NQT job for next year. It’s only natural to feel a little scared by the prospect. You’ve spent the last year training and now it’s just you at the front of the class, and there are 30 students staring back. There’s no need to panic though. Here are eight ways to build confidence as an NQT and to be your best self.
Successful Difficult Conversations in School: Improve your team's performance, behaviour and attitude with kindness and success
by Sonia Gill (£14.00, John Catt Educational Ltd)
Most heads have been there – when it comes to discussing those difficult issues with staff, parents and pupils you sometimes wish someone could have the conversation for you.
Luckily, QA Education has five copies of this useful how-to book to give away.
When I was 11 years old I knew that I wanted to be a primary school teacher. It wasn’t just the influence of having parents as teachers (they didn’t put me off!) I just knew that I liked doing pretty much everything. I loved learning and I loved the day-to-day variety of being busy doing different things at school.