Get ready for your teaching career with this essential book, which will help you prepare for and make the most of your teaching practice in a variety of education settings. As well as giving advice on the more practical aspects encountered on teaching placements, such as lesson planning and assessment, the main focus of Surviving your Teaching Practice is to consider the wider yet critically important issues that you are likely to face during your placement. In student friendly language, it covers all the main areas of teaching practice including: Professionalism Preparing yourself for your Teaching Practice Relationships The QTS Standards Explained Time Management Reflective Practice Formative and Summative Reviews Visits and Observations Dealing with Failure Throughout the book there are lots of practical hints and tips to ensure that your teaching practice goes smoothly - as well as advice on what to do if it doesn't. There are valuable insights into how you can meet the QTS standards plus guidance on collecting the appropriate evidence to help you achieve QTS.The author includes exercises based on real life experiences to enable you to reflect on some of the scenarios you may be faced with, so that you can consider how you would feel and what you would do in a similar situation. Together with additional self assessment tasks and tips for teachers, this book will give you the confidence to excel during your placement and is a resource that you can return to time and again for support. Ideal for anyone who is training to teach either on a PGCE or through any other training route, this book will help you succeed on placement and become the best teacher you can.