The Newly Qualified Teacher’s Handbook is an essential companion for all new teachers. Practical, comprehensive and lively, this invaluable guide covers all aspects of your first crucial months and years, and will set your teaching career off on the right track.

This updated and expanded second edition is the first book to draw on the new Induction Regulations for NQTs for September 2008 onwards. It gives tried and tested advice on everything you need to know, from induction to inspection, from getting your first job to continuing development. New features include a revised first chapter covering key areas of concern for trainees and NQTs, the updated statement of professional values and a comprehensive appendix detailing the code of conduct for teachers and further reading and references. Areas covered include:

  • finding jobs and coping with them
  • the interview process
  • easing stresses and difficulties
  • staffroom politics and etiquette
  • what makes lessons effective
  • the latest legislative requirements
  • professional development and looking after the future.

The Newly Qualified Teacher’s Handbook is an indispensable survival guide for all NQTs and trainees who want to sail swiftly and successfully through the first years of their teaching career.


chapter |21 pages


chapter 1|21 pages

Applying for jobs

chapter 2|18 pages

Succeeding in interviews

chapter 3|23 pages

All about induction

chapter 4|24 pages

Joining a school

chapter 5|27 pages

Behaviour management

chapter 6|22 pages

Being an effective teacher

chapter 7|27 pages

Work/life balance

chapter 8|13 pages

Working with colleagues and parents

chapter 9|21 pages

Tutoring and beyond

chapter 10|13 pages

Non-teaching commitments

chapter 11|12 pages

Continuing professional development