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How do you become an outstanding primary teacher?

If you’re a trainee, teacher and teacher educator who wants to further their understanding, develop their teacher identity and know how to apply this to practice, our wide range of books have the tools you need. Our books contain an abundance of theory, research backed with case studies and discussion points so you can achieve exceptional results. 

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Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Understanding and Developing Positive Behaviour in Schools

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on developing positive behaviour for all early career teachers. 

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. 

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

 

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.

 

Nurturing Creativity in the Classroom

An exploration of consensus across theory and practice

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

Good Autism Practice for Teachers

Embracing Neurodiversity and Supporting Inclusion

Designed for primary and secondary trainees and teachers, this accessible book provides practical, evidence-informed ways to support neurodivergent learners that will also benefit all pupils.

Learning to be a Primary Teacher

Core Knowledge and Understanding

This fully revised essential guide gives all primary trainees and early career teachers the key knowledge, understanding and skills they need to succeed. 

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Professional Behaviours

How to develop the personal and professional skills and behaviours you need to be the best early career teacher you can be.  

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Effective Teaching for Anxious Learners

Seen, Safe and Supported

This book provides teachers with a window into the minds of learners with anxiety, as well as practical strategies and advice that will empower them to adapt their practice to better meet the needs of these learners.  

The Best Outcomes for Young People

Lessons from a PRU Headteacher

Practical ways for Pupil Referral Units, APs and mainstream schools to work in partnership to secure the best outcomes for students. 

Creating a Trauma-informed Classroom

Shows teachers how to build trust and improve learning outcomes for those children and young people affected by trauma.

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A Whole School Approach to Mental Health and Well-being

Targeted strategies for developing a whole school approach to mental health provision, emphasising the importance of creating a whole school culture which promotes a positive attitude towards mental health. Now completely revised to be relevant for a post-pandemic world.

 

Understanding Neuroplasticity and Neurodiversity in the Classroom

A Handbook for SENCos and Teachers

Edited by Anita Devi and Sue Jagger

A research-based text that explores how an understanding of the intersection of neurodiversity and neuroplasticity can inform teaching strategies for pupils with SEND.

Climate Education and Sustainability in the Primary Classroom

Our World Their Future

An engaging guide for primary school teachers to empower them to integrate climate change and sustainability in their teaching.