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Five top tips for NQTs starting teaching in September

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Emma Turner delivering a presentation in front of a powerpoint reading 'NewEd 2019'

Congratulations and welcome to the best job in the world! To help you get off on the right foot, Emma Turner wants to give you some hints, tips, and information to consider before you begin your new adventure with your own students.

"Real flexible working means recognising that life happens" - thinking flexibly in school

Emma Turner and her children

As many of us work from home during the current coronavirus lockdown, it might be easy to think that this is what constitutes flexible working. But real flexible working is not a reactionary way of planning a working schedule, it is a carefully crafted blend of the demands of work and life.

Taking on a new challenge - making the move from PE to maths

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Photograph of tom Collisgaw

Teacher subject specialism training (TSST) is a free programme, available to non-specialist teachers interested in expanding their knowledge and skillset to teach maths, physics or modern foreign languages. It can help increase confidence, subject knowledge and pedagogy.

Improving Pupil Premium attainment means following the evidence and focusing on classroom teaching

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Pupils and the headteacher from Springfield Junior School posing with their Pupil Premium Award

Daniel Jones, Assistant Head teacher at Springfield Junior School, Ipswich, explains why their Pupil Premium approach focuses on classroom teaching Springfield Junior School is part of the Research School network. A third of our pupils at Springfield attract pupil premium. …