This book is essential reading for your year as a primary newly qualified teacher (NQT). It provides support through advice, reassurance and practical strategies, and encourages you to critically reflect on your experiences so that you can get the most from your induction period. Term by term, the book guides you through the transition from trainee teacher to becoming a confident class teacher responsible for the organisation, management and learning of the pupils in your charge. All aspects of life in the classroom are considered, from the practicalities of setting up and resourcing the classroom and creating displays to more strategic level thinking about leading learning and wider school responsibilities. The text tackles key issues such as classroom organisation, homework, writing Individual Education Plans, record keeping and the use of data for tracking pupil progress, and engaging with pupils, parents, colleagues and outside agencies. The final section focuses on the end of induction and what lies beyond for your future career in teaching.