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Word round the campfire: what they're saying...

"We expect a bit more graft from NQTs because they're new to the job and are meant to be all keen and perky, and not yet cynical and depressed."

A teacher on NQTs (the TES online staffroom )

* "I'm absolutely loving it. I really think teaching is one of the best jobs in the world."

An NQT (TES online staffroom) * "I need kids to realise that I'm a teacher, that I'm not just here for a joke. It's about letting them know I'm not to be messed with."

Caroline, Manchester art teacher, on getting used to life as an NQT

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