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How to Become a Primary School Teacher: For Aspiring Teachers, Trainee Teachers and NQTs by [The Future Teacher Foundation]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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The Future Teacher Foundation was created to help new and aspiring teachers get their careers off to the best start possible. They now also provide advice and innovative teaching resources to primary school teachers and educators of all levels of experience available from the TES website.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1368 KB
  • Print Length: 178 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499262523
  • Publisher: The Future Teacher Foundation Publishing; 4 edition (4 Feb. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00CA8XWMI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #177,183 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How to become a primary school teacher is not perfect (more on this later) but it is still a fantastic book and an essential read for anyone thinking about teacher training or already on their teacher training course.

To start with the drawbacks, there is not enough information for NQTs, the book is mostly for aspiring teachers and trainee teachers – this is why it loses a star for me. However, despite this the information that is in here for NQTs is very good (and genuinely useful advice that every teacher needs to know e.g the social aspects for one) but proportionately doesn’t represent justification for being in the title of the book.

Now the good points: It is basically the perfect introduction to teaching and the modern education/primary school world. It is easy to read and easy to understand, with a pleasant and lightly amusing writing style – perfect for the subject matter. This is a book about how to become a primary school teacher, not a formal, dry essay on education or pedagogy. It just has everything you need to know about the process of becoming a primary school teacher: not just the application process but the process or journey of personal and professional development needed to become a successful and inspiring teacher.

The information is gender neutral, whilst the book is intended for women (as shown in the readable preview introduction text) the contents are valuable for either gender. Don’t be put off if you are a man and want to read a paperback this book is as much suitable for you as it is for women really.

Overall a MUST read book for anyone thinking of or interested in how to become a primary school teacher and set their career off on the right foot – not so much for NQTs looking to purchase unless you need to improve your social skills or need some help dealing with colleagues, parents etc.
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Excellent book with some invaluable information but more focused on working towards getting onto a teacher training course than for those already on it. Shame about the odd spelling mistake/printing error.
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After reading this book, I feel that I am equipped with the knowledge to help me make informed decisions about the application process, teaching and learning in a primary school and fitting into the school environment. An excellent read!
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Really great introduction to primary school teaching. It gives great advice on the job, funding, qualities, routes into teaching and loads more.

The tone is easy to access and an enjoyable read. Really good book :)
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As someone who is planning to make a career switch from being a lawyer to key stage 1/2 primary teaching, this book really has provided me with so much information about the job and what it involves. I know I'm making the right decision about my future now and this definitely what I want to do with my life. Thank you very much I'm so excited about doing this job!
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I've just applied to teach Primary and found this very useful. Gives you lots to think about and actually made me laugh out loud in places. Loved this book!!
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This book helped me to realise why I want to teach. Not quite sure about the teaching boys bit. ( a bit sexist maybe) but definitely a five star rating.
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I will start with the content: It was ok. The information was generally helpful and I am glad to have to hand the information regarding various teacher training routes. It was poorly written for a book dedicated to education but I understood what they were saying so can let that slide.

However...

The first thing I read in the introduction after spending a portion of my hard-earned TA salary was... 'This book is aimed primarily at females'. Not the most helpful thing to read when the title certainly gave no indication that to be a Primary School teacher is to be female. Yes, I was aware of the book entitle 'How to become a male primary school teacher', but I am disappointed that this book being female-oriented was not made (much) clearer, if indeed it even needed a gender-divided strategy. It simply adds to the stigma surrounding males in the Primary School and keeps alive the assumption that Primary School Teacher = female. A product of a female-dominated profession or a contribution to the cause? I would suggest both.

As I say, there is useful information to be held onto but I will not be purchasing the male alternative any time soon and will be looking elsewhere for my Professional Development.
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