How to feel like an old hand as a newly qualified teacher

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Winter is giving way to spring and, sure as eggs is eggs, the summer will soon be with us. So, what does that bring? The promise of sun, sea and sangria for many. Lie-ins and lazy weekdays. And for newly qualified teachers (NQTs), there’s also a bucket-load of anxiety as they look ahead to leading their own class in August.

It’s a daunting prospect and, despite considerable – and hopefully valuable – initial teacher education, nothing can quite prepare you for your NQT year. This week, probationer teacher Glen Fraser shared his top tips for newbies.


1. Prioritise quality, not quantity

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