Early Career Area

Webinar: Preparing for your NQT year

We had teachers from different stages and phases of their career ready to answer all…

Early Career Area

Webinar: Making the most of your summer

The Chartered College of Teaching hosts a Q&A for early career teachers to ensure you…

Early Career Area

Early career diary: Reflecting on my first placement

Before my training began, I saw that social media was awash with teachers talking about…

Early Career Area

Early career diary: My journey into teaching

I knew I wanted to pursue special needs teaching from an early age. My decision…

Early Career Area

Early career diary: Research-informed practice for beginners

I would like to suggest starting by making your burgeoning classroom practice research-informed. During my…

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Early career diary: Overcoming the challenges of my training year

I heard about a football training room in which balls could come through various holes…

Early Career Area

Ready, steady, teach: Finding your first teaching job

You already know that teaching is stimulating, often exciting and uniquely rewarding. It requires many…

Early Career Area

Ready, steady, teach: Securing your first teaching job

Key staff meet to grade applications and share judgments with governors in a shortlisting meeting….

Early Career Area

Ready, steady, teach: How to thrive in your first years

Congratulations if you have secured your first teaching post! Be prepared – the next few…

Early Career Area

An introduction to cognitive science

Cognitive science is the study of the human mind. It is difficult to study and…

Compact Guides

Research-informed practice: A framework

Research-informed practice is about trying to make beneficial changes to your teaching, and trying to…

Compact Guides

Research-informed practice: Asking the right questions

It’s important to develop well-formulated and answerable questions when you start to look at research…