Common mistakes (and how to avoid them)

Discovering what does and doesn’t work during your first year will mostly be down to trial and error. Here, Katy Pembroke offers her tips on how to sidestep a few of the basic pitfalls

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Your NQT year is all about learning – and that doesn’t apply only to the children. You will be on one big learning curve yourself for the next 12 months, and it is inevitable that you will slip up along the way.

Making mistakes is all part of the process but there are some basic errors that it pays to avoid. Here are the six most common pitfalls that NQTs make, plus some advice on how to sidestep those banana skins.

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