The last time you were in church might have been a tipsy midnight mass or a friend's wedding. But now you're a teacher, religion is back on the agenda.
Teacher trainers are set targets for recruiting top graduates
Induction can make or break an NQT, yet many don't read the statutory guidance and some schools get the induction year support and assessment wrong, causing the NQT undue stress and worry.
Dealing with disruptive classes can be very demoralising; especially for NQTs. You might get to the end of a trying year feeling that pupils no longer respect you.
Make no mistake, getting children to learn is simultaneously an epiphany of satisfaction and a process akin to sliding up a banister. Good behaviour is absolutely fundamental to good learning.
Keep your class rules short, simple and fairly general, while allowing yourself scope to expand. If they’re too vague, then they’re meaningless, i.e.
With all the mayhem at the end of the autumn term you may well have lost your grip on pupil behaviour. But the start of a brand new term offers a timely prompt to improve your performance.
Michael Gove told teachers at the National College annual conference: “By 2015 well over half of all training places will be delivered in schools whether through direct provision, Teach First, Scho
Plans are already in the pipeline for personality tests to ensure that only certain kinds of applicants win places on PGCE courses.
One of the things you're likely to be asked at your teacher training interview is your view on the key educational issues of the day. Of course the best way to stay up to date is to buy the TES every week but just in case you’ve missed a few issues here’s a guide to some of the education stories you really should know about.
We can’t give you all the answers, but the article links will give you jump off points to help you carry out further research.