National Priorities for Trainee Teachers

This page provides you with practical resources and information to support the development of your expertise in the key priority areas identified by the government.

Managing Behaviour

DfE Ensuring Good Behaviour in Schools Links to government advice on how to promote good discipline.

Getting the Simple things Right Government behaviour expert, Charlie Taylors checklist on how to ensure good behaviour by all pupils.

Advice On Bullying

Stonewall, Initial Teacher Training Stonewall site designed for ITT on how to prevent and tackle homophobic and transphobic bullying.

Wisekids Advice for schools on fighting cyber-bullying.


DfE Law on Bullying at School.

Anti-Bullying Alliance Advice for schools on various types of bullying and includes online training resources.

English As An Additional Language (EAL)

National Association for Language Development in the Curriculum The NALDIC site with advice on teaching pupils for whom English is an additional language.

Teaching and Learning Techniques For use with EAL pupils by NALDIC.

Developing Quality EAL tuition (DfE) The DfEs strategy on supporting EAL pupils.

EAL strategies.


National Numeracy.

Information for everyone about promoting numeracy through education, by National Numeracy.

Family Learning site Advice on supporting children with numeracy at home and at school.


The UK Literacy Association gives practical advice for the advancement of education in literacy.

National Literacy Trust.