Primary NQTs

Follows the biggest learning curve in the profession as various NQTs begin their careers and face new challenges as well as new rewards. What support can they access and how can they excel?

There are 15 videos in this series.

15 mins Assessment and Lesson Observation
This programme examines the hopes and fears of two primary NQTs, David Freeborn and Sandra Abdulai-Saani, as their teaching skills are put to the test in the second term of their induction year.
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15 mins Lesson Planning on the Web
Expert Alan Howe gives two newly qualified primary teachers the task of planning a Year 3 lesson on rocks and soils.
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15 mins Early Days
Follow newly qualified teachers Tara and Rosie as they embark on the first week of their induction year in teaching. Both have opted to teach at inner-city schools in London, a major change from their previous teaching practice and a factor that is certain ...
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15 mins Managing Behaviour
Managing Behaviour follows newly qualified teachers Tara and Rosie on the first week of their induction year in teaching. It provides insights into the typical phases and problems that most NQTs go through, highlighting common behaviour management issues.
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15 mins Practical Tips 1
Sara Bubb, TES columnist, author and senior lecturer at The Institute of Education, draws on her years of experience and breadth of knowledge to provide answers to NQTs' common problems.
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15 mins Practical Tips 2
Sara Bubb, TES columnist, author and senior lecturer at The Institute of Education, draws on her years of experience and breadth of knowledge to provide answers to NQTs' common problems. These include voice management, behaviour management, health, planning ...
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15 mins Work/Life Balance
This programme explores the pressures of workload for two newly qualified primary teachers, Tara and Rosie, after the Autumn half-term break in their induction year. They discuss the typical phases and problems that most new teachers experience, and they ...
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15 mins Settling In
This programme captures the excitement and the pressure of the lead up to Christmas for two newly qualified teachers, Tara and Rosie, in their induction year. We gain insights into the typical phases and problems most new teachers encounter, highlighting ...
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15 mins Fit to Teach: Food and Fitness
This programme provides much-needed nutrition and fitness advice for two primary NQTs, Ross Higgins and Irene Lindsay. Both have different problem areas.
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15 mins Fit to Teach: D-Stressing
This programme provides much needed stress and time management tips for two primary NQTs, Ross Higgins and Irene Lindsay.
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15 mins Getting There
We follow two Primary NQTs, Sandra Abdulai-Saani and David Freeborn, as they refine their skills in all aspects of their teaching, from behaviour management to PE, as well as focusing on their specific assessment targets.
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15 mins Testing Times
It is the summer term and after a tough and tiring induction year, our two London-based primary NQTs, Jody Todd and Lucy Timmins, are close to the finishing line.
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15 mins Passing Out
It is the end of the NQT year and the final stretch of teaching before the summer holidays for Lucy Timmons and Jody Todd, our two Year 6 and Year 5 NQTs.
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15 mins From One Thing to Another
A day in the life of any teacher can be hectic but for newly qualified teachers, learning how to deal with the many transitions of the school day can present a real challenge.
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15 mins Working with Others
Newly qualified teachers (NQTs) have to contend with a great deal. Not only are they faced with the challenges of teaching, they must also learn to work successfully with their colleagues outside of the classroom.
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