Writing in an accessible, engaging style, Sara Bubb tackles all the essential 'need to know' topics for trainee or newly qualified teachers from the perspective of someone actually involved in training or teaching. This book features illuminating anecdotes and answers questions posed by individuals already in the process of studying or teaching. It covers the whole spectrum of experience - from meeting the standards to gaining qualified teacher status (QTS), to managing relationships at college and school. Maintaining a practical focus throughout, the book is peppered with handy checklists, case studies and useful tips. This will be an indispensable handbook for any trainee teacher needing advice and information.