"Every new teacher worries about managing workload! This timely and essential guide really helps. It's much more than a guide, it's like having a daily mentoring dialogue sharing the insight and considered reflections of an experienced practitioner. This book is chock full of ideas, examples and practical tasks - wrapped in memorable metaphors (Goldmining; Packing Saddles; Buckaroos) to engage early career teachers. It will strengthen the confidence and professional self-identity of the teacher as well as the pragmatic balancing between work and life required to succeed."
Margaret Mulholland, Association of School and College Leaders -

Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools

"This is a gem of a book. It demystifies behaviour management in the classroom through a series of reading, reflection and practical tasks, supplemented with case studies, which walk the reader through the theory and practice of positive behaviour management in a way which is entirely accessible and engaging. An essential read for any early career teacher. We will be ordering copies straight away!"
Rachael Warwick, Executive Headteacher, Ridgeway Education Trust and ASCL President 2020-21

Teaching Early Years

"Offers a comprehensive, insightful, and engaging exploration of what it means to be an Early Years teacher. The passion for Early Years learning and teaching, including the unique elements of working with young child, are captured well through each chapter. There is a helpful balance of exploration of EYFS documentation and expectation, alongside developing practitioner skills, knowledge and disposition such as building relationships, creating an effective learning environment and nurturing each individual.
A strength of the book is the range of reflective activities, which have been creatively constructed to enable the reader's engagement in thinking carefully about the topics explored. The top tips are an excellent way to help get any ECT started in their Early Years career!"
Dr Rachael Paige - Deputy Head of School, School of Education, University of Worcester

An essential addition for any trainee and Early Career Teachers reading list or Initial Teacher Training library.

Edited by Emma Hollis, Executive Director of NASBTT

The Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers provide accessible, carefully researched, quick-reads for trainees and Early Career Teachers, covering the key topics they will encounter during their training year and first two years of teaching. They complement and are fully in line with the ITT Core Content Framework and Early Career Framework and assist ongoing professional development by bringing together current information and thinking on each subject in one convenient place.

Teaching Primary Foundation Subjects - James Coleman

10. Teaching Primary Foundation Subjects

Understanding Your Role in Curriculum Design and Implementation - Henry Sauntson

Understanding Your Role in Curriculum Design and Implementation - Henry Sauntson

Teaching Early Years - Colin Howard and Lorna Williams

Teaching Early Years - Colin Howard and Lorna Williams

Professional Behaviours - Colin Howard and Rachael Paige

Professional Behaviours - Colin Howard and Rachael Paige

Using Cognitive Science in the Classroom – Kelly Richens

Cog Science Book

Assessment - Alys Finch


Mental Well-being and Self Care - Sally Price

Mental Well-being and Self-care pic

Special Educational Needs and Disability - Anita Devi


Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools – Patrick Garton


Workload: Taking Ownership of your Teaching – Julie Greer

Workload - Taking ownership of your teaching

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