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NQT Special: Five essential habits for NQTs

School leader Allen Hall shares five habits that he believes will make for a successful NQT year

Ding, Ding, Ding! NQTs make your way to your corners. It’s the end of your first term but it probably feels like you have just finished 12 rounds with Rocky.

You may (or may not) have a great support team in your corner telling you that everything is fantastic and that you look great, but you know it’s been gruelling.

The first term is tough but moving forward does not have to be. Use term two to start creating habits that can help you develop as a teacher but also create balance so you can enjoy teaching and have a life outside of school too. Here are five habits to build to help you succeed in your NQT year and beyond.

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