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NQT Special Edition: Advice from year 2

28 June 2017

Last year’s NQT diarist for SecEd is now in his second year of teaching. He advises on what this year’s NQTs can expect when September – and their second year of teaching – arrives


Six tips for effective lesson observations

7 June 2017

To help reduce workload for both observer and observee during lesson observations in mathematics, Lucy Rycroft-Smith offers six evidence-informed best practice tips


A workload audit: Thirty key questions for your school

24 May 2017

We all know that teachers work well beyond their designated hours, but just how can schools help to adjust the work/life balance for their staff? Drawing on the government’s Workload Survey and expert working groups, Suzanne O’Connell poses 30 self-evaluation questions for senior leaders


The secrets of a happy staffroom

24 May 2017

A vibrant staffroom can make a huge difference to a school. Head George McMillan gives Liam Donnison his perspectives on leading a happy and motivated school team


Advice and guidance for NQTs – free download

6 December 2016

SecEd has published its latest NQT Special Edition, which is now available to download as a free eight-page pdf featuring a wealth of best practice advice and guidance, practical tips, and wellbeing support for new teachers across the UK.


NQT Special Edition: You are not alone!

23 November 2016

Most NQTs will have doubts and stresses as they face the challenge of their first year in teaching. Julian Stanley offers some reassurance and some tips to help you survive


NQT Special Edition: Advice from year 2

23 November 2016

Every week, SecEd’s NQT diarist reports on their trials and tribulations in the classroom. For this special edition, we asked last year’s diarist, who is now in their second year at the chalkface, to offer some advice to this year’s NQTs




Tips for managing workload and stress

6 July 2016

Given the pressure of the teaching role, being able to manage stress is crucial. Kathy Oxtoby seeks out some tips and advice on ways to de-stress and manage stress both at work and at home, and when and where to seek support



Stress: Keeping your head above water

16 March 2016

As a headteacher, James Hilton fell victim to the huge stress that can affect many school leaders. He now spends his time helping education professionals to recognise and overcome the symptoms of stress. It is a theme tackled in his new book. We invited him to offer some advice to others






NQT Special: Looking after your wellbeing

25 November 2015

The Education Support Partnership is a charity dedicated to helping teachers cope with the demands of the job. Chief executive Julian Stanley advises on how NQTs can safeguard their wellbeing


NQT Special: Advice from the second year

25 November 2015

Last year, SecEd readers followed the trials, tribulations and successes of our NQT diarist. Now in her second year of teaching, she offers her advice for this year’s NQT cohort


Are you #NotQuittingTeaching?

4 November 2015

The retention of our NQTs is a key challenge facing today’s education system. Julian Stanley looks at some of the problems and introduces the #NotQuittingTeaching campaign


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