Below is a list of introductory texts on learning as an NQT, originally offered to University of Oxford PGCE students for the course’s Professional Development Programme. These may also be useful starting point for newly qualified teachers or experienced teachers who want to improve their own practice.

Coleman, J

The nature of adolescence (4th Edition)
Routledge, 2011

Coleman, J and Roker, D

Chapter 24 “The United Kingdom” in Arnett, J. Adolescent psychology around the world
Psychology Press, 2012

Coleman, J and Hagell, A

Chapter 1 “The nature of risk and resilience in adolescence” in Adolescence: risk and resilience
John Wiley, 2007

Graham, P

Chapter 9 “Schools: the solution or the problem?” in The end of adolescence
Oxford University Press, 2004

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