Michael Craven, Author at The NQT Partnership

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How to handle poor behaviour as an NQT

Inevitably, as a teacher, you will encounter poor behaviour in the classroom and the communal areas. At first, as an NQT you may find it difficult to know how to handle it. You will refer back to the theory you learned during your PGCE year and apply it in many instances effectively.

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Top 5 resources for primary NQTs

It’s time to head into the classroom! Your brain is full of wonderful PGCE theory that you’re just itching to put into practice. You’ve found a school, appointed a mentor and have been planning for weeks what your lessons will look like,

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The challenges you will face in your first year of teaching

As with any new job, there is a steep learning curve when you first start. This is no different as an NQT. Many of the challenges you will face in your first year will feel mountainous and difficult to overcome but would probably seem minor to a more experienced teacher.

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Why NQTs are moving to London

Did you know that 95% of the people we place into schools in London aren’t actually from London? It seems like every NQT and his/her dog/cat/hamster is moving down to London to teach and we know why.

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10 tips for surviving and thriving in your NQT year

Here at the NQT Partnership, we want to help you as much as we can in your first year as an NQT. Our support doesn’t stop when we find you a job but it continues throughout your first year.

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Five tips for your first year of teaching

Planning your first term

So you’ve finished your PGCE and (with the help of the NQT Partnership) you’ve secured your perfect position in your dream school.

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Five ways we help NQTs

You know what? Finding your first teaching job is not easy. You’ve come off the back of a year of intense study and some practical experience straight into to the deep end. Your lecturers have said ‘fly my pretties, now is your time to shine. I release you!’ Or something along those lines anyway, maybe they just said ‘good luck’ or ‘go and set the world alight, champ’. OK, OK, maybe not as patronising as that. But you get the gist.

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How to write an NQT personal statement

Hey! Thanks for coming to our page about how to write a personal statement as a teacher. This is a topic which has been covered by loads of websites so we appreciate that you’re reading it here, on the NQT Partnership website. This is designed for NQTs who are applying for their first jobs at schools, not for the PGCE.

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Teacher interview: How to get the job

The interview is your chance to shine but it can also be a difficult thing to prepare for. Follow our top tips and you’re on the right path.

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Finding your first teaching job

So you’re looking for your first teaching job? Don’t worry, it doesn’t have to be a difficult process and in this blog we provide some useful hints and tips to help get your teaching career off to a flying start.

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