Andy Hassan is a full-time secondary history teacher based in Swindon, UK, with an MEd in Educational Leadership. He is the creator of History Bite, short history videos for revision and learning. You can follow him on twitter @andyhassan1985 and keep up with the latest from History Bite on @historybite.
The teaching profession has been shaken this year by enormous numbers of PGCE teachers having been under lockdown without access to months of valuable class-based experience they would otherwise have received. The upcoming NQT year for these new teachers is going to be challenging, strange and mentally trying. Having recently gone through my own NQT year, I’ve assembled a list of the 5 things this year’s NQTs should take note of for saving time and energy in this unpredictable first year of teaching.