With an emphasis on developing a reflective, resilient approach that will ensure both effective teaching and teacher well-being, Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School covers key issues that may be encountered in the day-to-day practice of teaching in the secondary school. With evidence-based practice at the forefront, this volume allows new teachers to avoid common pitfalls of teaching and it will help provide a new-found confidence within the classroom.

Including a wide range of tasks that will help guide and demonstrate successful practice, this book covers topics and concerns such as:

  • Building relationships within teaching
  • Managing and responding to change
  • Becoming an inclusive educator
  • Working to improve classroom climate and pupil behaviour
  • Assessment, homework and marking
  • Inclusion of digital technologies and ICT
  • Looking after yourself and your professional development

Surviving and Thriving in the Secondary School can be utilised to help support and provide ideas on specific areas of concern, or it can be read as a continuing professional development (CPD) companion, allowing practice to be developed and refined. Written by world-renown experts in the field, this volume provides support for all newly qualified teachers and is an essential resource for the first year of teaching and beyond.

chapter |5 pages


BySusan Capel, Julia Lawrence, Marilyn Leask, Sarah Younie

chapter 1|7 pages

Beyond your initial teacher education

Staying in teaching
ByKate Reynolds

chapter 2|12 pages

Managing constant change

ByLizana Oberholzer

chapter 3|11 pages

Mentoring and being mentored

ByTrevor Wright

chapter 4|10 pages

Thriving in your subject department

BySteven Puttick, Nick Gee

chapter 6|11 pages

Role of the form tutor

ByAlexandra Titchmarsh

chapter 7|20 pages

Every teacher is a teacher of English

ByPaul Gardner

chapter 8|12 pages

Every learner counts

Learning mathematics across the curriculum
ByJennie Golding, Rosalyn Hyde, Alison Clark-Wilson

chapter 9|20 pages

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education

ByNatasha Bye-Brooks

chapter 10|15 pages

Becoming an inclusive educator

Developing your practice as a mainstream teacher of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
ByMark Pulsford, Sana Rizvi

chapter 11|14 pages

Working to improve classroom climate and pupil behaviour

ByTerry Haydn

chapter 12|12 pages

Understanding learners’ primary experiences and transition

ByBrian Matthews, Lyn Matthews

chapter 13|12 pages

Learning beyond the classroom

ByMark Chidler, Elizabeth Plummer

chapter 14|13 pages

Improving pupil progress through quality questioning and talk

ByNikki Booth

chapter 15|15 pages

Assessment, marking and homework

ByHelen Cassady, Barry Harwood

chapter 16|11 pages

Making the curriculum your own

ByChris Shelton, Julia O’Kelly

chapter 17|20 pages

Digital technologies

Pedagogies and classroom practice
ByAndrew Csizmadia, Jon Audain

chapter 18|11 pages

Leadership and management

ByRachel Peckover

chapter 19|17 pages

Researching your teaching

ByEira Wyn Patterson

chapter 20|13 pages

Looking after yourself and your professional development

ByDerek Boyle