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New professionals development at the NEU

As a student or trainee teacher, the National Education Union (NEU) believes that you should have access to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) at every stage of your career.

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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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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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