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This accessible book is an essential companion for students on an initial teacher training course. The book guides the reader through the new QTS standards required to teach, and includes coverage of recent legislation such as Every Child Matters. This user-friendly guide includes group exercises and key reading to help give students the confident start they need in the classroom. There is also an accompanying website for the book which includes effective lesson plans.
Chapter 1: Qualifying to Teach: An Introduction
Qualifying to Teach: An Introduction
Welcome to the teaching profession and the start of your journey to gain your Qualified Teacher Status (usually just referred to as QTS). By now you have probably chosen to teach either primary or secondary, probably intend to teach in England or Wales, and already know in what subject you will specialise. You may already have a degree and be intending to use this to teach a specialist subject; alternatively, you may be taking an undergraduate degree in Education.
You have recognised that the rewards of teaching far outweigh the hard work and effort that goes into training and into becoming an effective classroom practitioner. More than that, though, you have also accepted that you are about ...