This book is a direct, useful and practical guide with advice about everything from parent interviews, seeking promotion, to taking assembly and surviving Ofsted. Hazel Bennett writes engagingly and informatively about the things that really matter when you're training to be a teacher. Covering all the practicalities - from choosing the right course and getting into your first-choice college, through to finding the right teaching post for you and juggling a life with your new career - her advice is realistic and down-to-earth. Creative suggestions for planning mock lessons at college and strategies for surviving the dreaded teaching practice are included, as are tips for passing the literacy, numeracy and ICT tests. Quite simply the ultimate survival manual for trainees everywhere! This new edition is more accessible than ever and contains the latest professional standards.