Teaching is a tough and challenging job and society demands more from its teachers than ever before. This new edition is an essential companion for those training to teach providing an overview of important professional issues that all future teachers need to engage with in order to succeed in the classroom. Previously known as How to Achieve your QTS, this second edition is equally valuable to those training to teach in both primary and secondary education and aims to give students the confident start they need in the classroom. Features new to this edition include more balanced primary education coverage, and four new chapters on: child protection issues, teaching pupils with English as an Additional Language, cross-curricular teaching issues and your first teaching post: applications, interviews and induction. The accompanying website (www.sagepub.co.uk/denby), has been updated to include additional material expanding on and complementing the contents of the book. Neil Denby teaches at the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield.