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How do you become an outstanding primary teacher?

That is the question that every trainee, teacher and teacher educator tries to answer.

Becoming an effective teacher involves developing an identity and an excellent understanding of both theory and practice. Our books discuss theory in context, include case studies and encourage discussion to help you achieve outstanding results in school.

 

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Surviving and Thriving as a Primary NQT

Essential reading for your year as a primary newly qualified teacher (NQT), providing support through advice, reassurance and practical strategies, and encouraging you to critically reflect on your experiences to get the most from your induction period.

 

Key Concepts in Primary Science

Audit and Subject Knowledge

Essential reading for all primary science trainee and beginning teachers who want to strengthen their science subject knowledge. 

Ability-grouping in Primary Schools

Case Studies and Critical Debates

This book links theory, policy and practice in a critical examination of ability-grouping practices and their implications in primary schools, with particular reference to primary mathematics.

Learning Teaching

Becoming an inspirational teacher

An essential and aspirational read for all beginning teachers, with a clear focus on learning in order to help you become an OUTSTANDING TEACHER who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy.

Your Primary School-based Experience

A Guide to Outstanding Placements

An essential companion for all primary trainee teachers, whatever their training route,focusing on the school-based experience. It provides both practical strategies and opportunities for reflection, so trainees are challenged to critically evaluate their learning in order to improve attainment.

Inclusive Primary Teaching

A critical approach to equality and special educational needs and disability

A fully updated equality- and child-centred approach to inclusive teaching, essential for all primary trainees.

Beyond Early Writing

Teaching Writing in Primary Schools

This essential text for primary trainees and teachers examines the key skill of writing beyond the earliest school years, including issues of children’s writing attainment, boys’ relative lack of success and teachers’ lack of confidence in modelling writing.

 

Supporting Primary Teaching and Learning

A key text for all those studying on Foundation Degrees in supporting primary and early years teaching and learning, and particularly those working at levels 4 and 5

Primary Inclusion and the National Priorities

Key Extracts from Inclusive Primary Teaching

This Critical Focus contains key extracts from Inclusive Primary Teaching: A Critical Approach to Equality and Sepecial Educational Neeeds with a focus on the national priority areas for schools.

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Digital Literacy for Primary Teachers

A new text on digital literacy for primary trainees and teachers, completely up to date for the new primary curriculum and computing programmes of study.

Enriching Primary English

This essential text provides ideas for trainees and teachers to extend both their own teaching and their pupils’ learning in primary English through creative approaches and enrichment strategies to promote best practice and outstanding teaching.

Practical Ideas for Teaching Primary Science

Aimed at trainees and teachers, this up to date text addresses primary science teaching in light of the new primary National Curriculum and the latest Teachers’ Standards, providing creative, inspiring and practical ideas and approaches for teaching the full range of science topics. 

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A Critical Guide to the SEND Code of Practice 0-25 Years (2015)

A practical guide to the SEND CoP for trainees, teachers and other health and social care professionals working with children and young people who present with special educational needs or disability. 

Staying Mentally Healthy During Your Teaching Career

Comprehensive guidance and workable, evidence-informed strategies to support the mental well-being of all those teaching in schools and colleges.

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Mental Well-being and Self-care

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on mental well-being and self-care for all early career teachers. 

 

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Assessment

Edited by Emma Hollis By Alys Finch

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on assessment for early career teachers, linked to the new ECF. 

 

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What Every Parent Should Know About Education

How knowing the facts can help your child succeed

A walk through all the most important issues in education, comparing commonly-held beliefs with simple summaries of the evidence, providing you with clear, jargon-free information. 

Relationships Education for Primary Schools (2020)

A Practical Toolkit for Teachers

Enables and supports teachers to deliver the content of the new statutory guidance for relationships education in primary schools, operational from 2020. 

In the Zone

Helping children rise to the challenge of learning

In the Zone argues that challenge is an essential element of true learning, without which there can be no progress. It brings together supportive materials to encourage teachers to reflect on their present practice, take sensible risks with their teaching, and understand the importance of enjoyment and engagement for both teachers and pupils.