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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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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.

All Change!

Best practice for educational transitions

This text examines transitions within education – between year groups, key stages and schools – and how they can be managed and supported for the maximum benefit of the pupil.

An Ambitious Primary School Curriculum

Comprehensive guidance to support those involved in primary education in developing the curriculum to meet the requirements of the new Ofsted (2019) framework. 

Assessment

By Chris Atherton Series edited by Val Poultney

Written for teachers, this concise guide takes an evidence-based approach to Assessment, packed with practical advice on how to implement and evaluate various models.

Assessment: Getting it Right in a Week

A straightforward toolkit of ideas for effective assessment in the classroom for all busy teachers. 

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Behaviour Management: Getting it Right in a Week

Workable strategies, tips and advice for busy teachers who want to address low level disruption and improve behaviour in their classroom. 

Beyond Early Reading

Edited by David Waugh and Sally Neaum

An essential text for primary trainees and teachers focusing on a range of issues to develop children who can read into children who do read.

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.

 

British Values: Getting it Right in a Week

An easy and effective way for teachers to understand and embed British Values in their classrooms.

A Concise Guide to Education Studies

Explores key contemporary issues in education, featuring the latest theoretical perspectives and policies, aimed at supporting the professional development and understanding of those working or intending to work in the education sector.

Creativity: Getting it Right in a Week

Practical guidance on creative teaching, teaching for creativity and creative learning for all busy teachers. 

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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. 

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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. 

If you can’t reach them you can’t teach them

Building effective learning relationships

A book about putting learning relationships at the heart of your teaching; then everything else will fall into place including positive behaviour management, stress reduction, student engagement and pupil progress. 

Teaching and Learning in International Schools

Lessons from Primary Practice

Covers the full range of topics and teaching strategies to support all practitioners in an international school context.

Equitable Education

What everyone working in education should know about closing the attainment gap for all pupils

An essential guide for trainees and teachers providing an in-depth understanding of the complex issues related to the attainment of key groups of disadvantaged pupils, and practical strategies for addressing these gaps.

 

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Good Autism Practice for Teachers

Embracing Neurodiversity and Supporting Inclusion

An accessible guide for primary and secondary trainees and teachers, providing practical, evidence-informed ways to support neurodivergent learners that will also benefit all pupils.

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

An exploration of consensus across theory and practice

An essential and user-friendly guide to exploring the nature of creativity with ideas and practical strategies for nurturing pupils’ creative skills in primary and secondary schools.

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Using Cognitive Science in the Classroom

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read outlining the benefits and applications of cognitive science for the early career teacher and their pupils.