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Resources for student and trainee teachers

Welcome to the NEU! Whether you’re starting your training in a school or at university, the National Education Union is here to support you throughout your teacher training and your career.

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Newly qualified and trainee teachers

Advice, tips and publications for newly qualified and trainee teachers on starting your teaching placement, lesson planning and behaviour management as well as frequently asked questions. 

Advice

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School Direct trainee teachers

The National Education Union has produced this 22-point checklist as a guide for School Direct trainee teachers setting out the minimum expectations for their teacher training year.

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Legal Responsibilities

Like others on the way to gaining QTS, you may be feeling anxious about your legal position while in the classroom. This brief summary should help you understand your rights and responsibilities.

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The role of a mentor

Advice for trainee members on the role of a mentor, how to work best with your mentor and what to do if you feel you are not being supported.

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Managing behaviour

Advice for trainees on managing behaviour in the classroom, including physical and social contact and infatuations.

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Lesson planning

Advice for trainee members on lesson planning, timing and pacing, and tips on how to save time.

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NQT pocket guide

What to expect on your teaching placement, including advice on what you should and should not be asked to do in the classroom.

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NFER on Apprenticeships

The NEU supports proposals to help young people access apprenticeship programmes but this report lays bare the disproportionate impact those reforms are having on younger apprentices.

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