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Newly qualified teachers and students in training now have their own discussion forum on the TES website (

Launched this week, it forms part of the range of teacher forums on the TES virtual staffroom. Want to share induction experiences or ask fellow NQTs how they tackled a problem? Here is your best chance for an open exchange of views. Simply go into the Staffroom on the TES website and select the NQT forum.

At the same time, you can get tips from more experienced teachers from our other open teacher forums, covering subjects from art to special needs. Every curriculum area is included, along with specialist interests such as early years, governors, relations with parents and school inspections. Staffroom also gives you an opportunity to join Book It, the TES readers group, while the website Library opens up the TES electronic archive, enabling you to find every article that has appeared in The TES since 1995.

There are online versions of each week's TES and each month's TES Primary and Online magazines, and each week's jobs section can also be accessed from the website. In fact, if you email it with the kind of jobs you are looking for, it will email you back every time one that meets your specifications is placed in the paper.

Learnfree (, also from The TES, gives access to the teachers' forums and provides a range of free downloadable teaching materials.

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