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New and trainee teachers

Starting a new career as a teacher, lecturer or education professional can bring with it a lot of questions.


Filling in a Coloring Book Advice
School direct charter

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.

Group of school children raising hands in classroom Advice
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.

social media Advice
Social media

Tips for trainee members on using social media responsibly, including student contact on social media and privacy.

Children putting their hands up in the classroom Advice
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.

Female teacher giving homework back Advice

What to expect from classroom observations as a trainee teacher, including feedback, professional reviews and formal assessment meetings.

Teacher laughing with secondary school pupils Advice
Induction checklist

What you should know before you start your induction, the support you should expect during the induction programme, your timetable, raising concerns and professional development.

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Managing behaviour

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

Three secondary school pupils building DNA model Advice
Lesson planning

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

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