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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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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.

 

Essential Guides for Early Career Teachers: Workload

Taking Ownership of your Teaching

An accessible, carefully researched, quick-read on managing workload and productivity for all early career teachers. 

 

Evidence-based Teaching

A Critical Overview for Enquiring Teachers

A concise guide to evidence-based teaching, offering practical advice on how to implement it and evaluate its success.

Getting into Primary Teaching

Edited by David Owen and Cathy Burnett Series edited by Andrew J Hobson

Essential reading if you are considering making an application for primary initial teacher education or preparing to begin your programme.

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.

How do expert primary classteachers really work?

A critical guide for teachers, headteachers and teacher educators

An essential text for anyone interested in teaching primary school children, including teacher educators, classteachers and headteachers, critically examining what constitutes outstanding or good teaching of children in the primary years .

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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. 

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Strength-based Practice with Children and Families

Focuses on using a strength-based approach when working with children and families; based on the belief that there are always strengths in the most challenging of situations.

Thinking for Primary Writing

Improving Children’s Writing Through Creative Thinking

This book provides a framework for teachers to develop, through their planning, a cognitive pedagogy of writing that develops writing quality and achievement.

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.  

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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.