This is an essential core text for all primary trainees and beginning teachers, covering the key kwledge, understanding and skills new teachers should have. It addresses all aspects of the Teachers' Standards and includes important and seminal research findings in relation to the content of each chapter, with a clear emphasis on evidence-based teaching. Theory and research are explicitly applied to practice, and there is a complete chapter dedicated to learning to use research. Other chapters cover subject kwledge and pedagogy, child development, planning and differentiation, assessment, behaviour management, special educational needs and disability, and professionalism. Clear objectives and professional links are provided at the start of each chapter, questions integrated throughout encourage the reader to evaluate, challenge and apply, and critical reflections clearly summarise and extend chapter content.
Jonathan Glazzard is Head of Academic Development at Leeds Trinity University. In this role he is responsible for the implementation of the learning, teaching and assessment strategy across all courses. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2015 for having demonstrated an outstanding contribution to learning and teaching in higher education. Prior to undertaking his current role Jonathan was Head of Primary Initial Teacher Training courses at the University of Huddersfield. He is a qualified teacher and taught in primary schools before moving into higher education.