5 Must Do’s For The First Day …

September is coming around fast and, as an NQT, one of the biggest worries is always what you should do in the first few days.  Somehow those first days feel so much more worrying than the other days, mainly because…

Classroom Checklist – 7 Quick NQT Tips And Tricks

You’ve done it! You’ve set up your classroom.  The display boards are backed, there are appropriate headings and you’ve not put too many laminated posters up. You’ve put all the tables into the same size groupings, set up a reading…

Could Teaching Abroad Benefit Your Career?

There are many ways to progress in your teaching career. From chasing those promotions to seeking management opportunities, there are some wonderful development opportunities to help you reach the top of your field. Another route you can take for your…

5 Important Questions To Ask As An NQT

So you’ve got a job for September and you’ve been asked to go in for a Meet the Teacher day or a handover day which is really exciting. BUT….what on earth do you want to know or find out? For…

5 Fabulous Meet The Teacher Day Activities

Meet the Teacher Day! One of my most favourite days of the year.  It always feels as though it holds so much promise for what is to come and wipes away all of the mistakes of the previous year (and…

Mrs Wordsmith : Making Words Fun!

One of the biggest issues I found when I was teaching Key Stage 2 children, was that they have a tendency to use a lot of repetition in their word choices.  I, along with numerous other teachers, have spent many…

Clicker 7 : Supporting Writing For All Children

One of the biggest challenges facing teachers today, and it hasn’t changed in the 10 years that I have been a teacher, is finding high quality resources which support children’s learning in a way which is not onerous to the…