If you could go back in time and give your NQT self some advice, what would it be?

To all the wonderful early career teachers in our sector,

You have entered a career in which you are paid to transform the lives of the most incredible children. What a privilege! You are determined to make a difference, and the education sector is full of inspiring colleagues who will guide and support you along the way. In this book, we introduce you to some of them. Written by the Academy Transformation Trust family and friends, this book is a collection of letters by teachers to their ‘NQT selves’ – tales of successes and challenges in their first year of teaching, offering practical tips to support you to thrive in your early career at the chalkface.

The Academy Transformation Trust will be donating their royalties to Education Support. About Education Support Education Support is the national charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of everyone working in education. Our free and confidential helpline is open 24/7 and staffed by qualified counsellors. It is available to anyone who works in the education sector, or who did in the past. In 2020 our helpline supported almost 10,000 teachers and education staff who needed to talk. Call us on 08000 562 561. We’ll listen. Our financial grants service provides emergency, short-term help for teachers and education staff who are in financial crisis. Since 2016 we have paid £1.3 million in grants to over 1500 people working in education. Find out more at www.educationsupport.org.uk/helping-you/apply-grant