The NQT Year

I’ve just completed my first book!

This is for all newly qualified primary school teachers in Ireland, giving you some tips and tricks on all aspects of teaching in Irish primary schools.

I really hope you enjoy.

Why did I write it?

I have worked as a mentor for NQTs since 2015 and I helped set up the Professional Support Team (Droichead) in my school in 2017. Through my blog and social media (Facebook and Instagram), I have supported countless NQTs and found there was a massive jump from college to becoming a full time teacher. My hope is that this book will give lots of tips and support throughout the NQT year and beyond.


What will you find in it?

The book is 345 pages long and covers the following areas;

  • Teacher Wellbeing
  • Confidence
  • Jobs
  • Subbing
  • What should I have done before September?
  • The first day, week, month
  • Essentials shopping list
  • Resources
  • Probation (dip/droichead)
  • Planning
  • Timetable
  • Thematic planning
  • Collaborative planning
  • Child protection
  • Classroom Organisation
  • Corrections
  • Classroom Management
  • Transitions
  • Differentiation
  • Supporting children with additional needs
  • Working with an S.N.A.
  • Working as a Special Education Teacher (S.E.T.)
  • In class support
  • Assessment
  • Parents
  • The photocopier
  • Staffroom/Staff relations
  • Reports

There are also planning templates for mainstream class teachers and support teachers too.

Who is it for?

The book is written with NQTs in mind but I think all teachers will find something useful in it.



The price is €15 and available to download below.


NQT Resource Bundle

Lots of people have been asking about my resources that are mentioned in the book so I’ve put together this bundle worth over €40 and they will be available for the discounted price of €15. (Saving €25 if you bought each resource individually)

Photos and details of what is included are below.