Sue Cowley gives classroom-management advice to two new NQTs Oldknow Junior is one of the largest junior schools in the country with a five-form entry and over five hundred pupils on roll. This programme follows two NQTs embarking upon their first term of work.
Simrit Riat and Vicky Rutherford met as trainee teachers and now begin their teaching careers as colleagues and friends teaching Year 3. We’ll see how they are able to support each other and show how the school supports them. Oldknow Junior is a challenging inner-city school recently emerged from special measures. Most of the pupils are from a Pakistani or Bangladeshi background and almost all speak English as an additional language. Headteacher Bhupinder Kondal talks about the challenges that lie ahead for Simrit and Vicky and reveals her hopes and expectations for their first term as new teachers. Sue Cowley takes a look at Victoria at work in her Year 3 classroom, discusses with both NQTs some strategies for the classroom, and she involves the NQTs in some voice coaching.