Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473916402

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473916399

Category: Education

Page: 224

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"I found this book very informative. It is clearly set out and the chapters are clear. I particularly liked how you can test yourself on all areas then check the answers along with an explanation. At the end of the book is a honest account from someone who completed their QTS and I enjoyed reading this." - Stephanie Kane, Teacher Training Candidate "I will recommend this book because it is up to date and because it covers both literacy & numeracy skills tests. It explains coherently what the tests are for. It shows how rigorous they are and why they are important - showing how they impact practice even if not in the trainee's specialist area. Everything a potential ITT trainee needs to know is covered. and shows it is more than just about passing the tests. There are good practice questions. IN a nutshell - everything a trainee needs is here!" -Mrs Sarah Barton, School of Education, Portsmouth University If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, this is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. This second edition has been updated with added practice questions, and a new chapter with trainee and tutor profiles giving you up-to-date and focused insight into how to get into teacher training, and what it's like to complete the course. How to use this book The first chapter in this book will help you understand the context of the skills tests and direct you to useful sources where you can conduct your own research into schools and education. Having a familiarity with key terms and issues in education will prove useful both when approaching the skills tests and also at a later date when you apply for a training place. Subsequent chapters will outline the content and structure of the literacy and numeracy skills tests and offer you practice questions. Then there is a chapter designed to support your application to teacher training courses and provide suggestions and advice for the interview process. Finally, for this second edition a new chapter 'What is teacher training really like?' offers you real insight into intial teacher training from the point of view of the student and the tutor. About the authors Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Skills Tests.

Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers and Getting into ITT

Author: Bruce Bond,Jim Johnson,Mark Patmore,Nina Weiss,Geoff Barker

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1446281221

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post to arrive? Request your e-inspection copy today! If you are applying to teacher training in England, you must pass your Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers before you can start your training. This is your guide to how to prepare for, approach and succeed in the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. It takes you through how the tests work and includes hints and tips on what to expect and how to respond. It offers clear and concise guidance on revision and examples of questions so you can prepare for the tests and pass. Also included is essential information on teaching and schools, knowledge of which may help you pass the tests, and information on how to successfully apply to Initial Teacher Training (ITT) in England. Written by authors who have written questions for the test themselves, and published by Learning Matters, this is your essential guide to the Professional Skills Tests for Trainee Teachers. Bruce Bond has been involved in writing, editing, observing, reviewing and trialling the QTS Literacy Skills Tests for over 10 years. He has also been closely associated with the national development and evaluation of the Initial Teacher Training pilots in invidividual learning plans, mentoring, and teaching observation and practice. Bruce has over 30 years of experience teaching English and literacy in SEN, primary, secondary and further education sectors and is now an educational consultant and author of literacy assessments. Jim Johnson is an Honorary Fellow of Nottingham Trent University where, until his retirement, he led the English team in the Department of Primary Education. Mark Patmore was until recently a senior lecturer in mathematical education in the Department of Education at Nottingham Trent University. He is an Associate of the AlphaPlus Consultancy and has written for the QTS Numaracy Skills Test. Nina Weiss has worked in education for over 30 years. Since 2008, she has been authoring and editing the QTS Literacy Skills Tests. Nina currently teaches English and adult literacy at City and Islington College and is an external examiner for teacher training courses at the University of Greenwich and the Institue of Education, London. Acknowledgements We would like to thank the following contributors who responded to questions on applications and interviews to ITT, and shared their thoughts and comments, for the final chapter. Doreen Challen, Primary PGCE Tutor, Southampton Education School Jean Conteh, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education, University of Leeds Richard English, Programme Director for the Primary PGCE Course, University of Hull Suzanne Horton, Senior Lecturer in Primary Initial Teacher Education, University of Worcester Angela Major, Principal Lecturer in Education, University of Roehampton Ceri Roscoe, Assistant Head of Primary Programmes with particular responsibility for the BA Primary Education, Manchester Metropolitan University Debbie Simpson, Interim PGCE Primary Programme Leader, University of Cumbria The numeracy glossary is reproduced courtesy of the TA - Teaching Agency for Schools. Permission to reproduce TA copyright material does not extend to any material which is indentified as being the copyright of a third party or any photographs. Authorisation to reproduce such material would need to be obtained from the copyright holders. The publishers would like to thank the TA for permission to use the audio icon. This has been taken from the practice Literacy Skills Test on the TA website www.education.gov.uk and is the copyright of the Teaching Agency.

How to Pass the Professional Skills Tests for Initial Teacher Training (ITT)

1000 + Practice Questions

Author: Chris John Tyreman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749470224

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provides complete practice for candidates applying to study for teacher training and those aiming for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). The only book which combines all aspects of the test, including numeracy, literacy as well as the new reasoning questions, it covers basic practice as well as more challenging questions. It provides mental arithmetic training to help you answer questions confidently without the use of a calculator as well as realistic test practice. With over 1000 questions and detailed answers with explanations, How to Pass the Professional Skills Test for Initial Teacher Training (ITT) is the only resource you'll need to pass the exam and start your teacher training with confidence.

Passing the Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Mark Patmore

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1526447878

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Popular amongst aspiring teacher trainees and widely recommended by teacher training course tutors, this bestselling guide to preparing and passing the mandatory Numeracy Skills test is back in an enhanced new edition. This seventh edition includes more content to help you develop the Key Knowledge required to approach the test with confidence. Updated throughout and with new questions and set within contemporary contexts, this new edition will support you even more to pass! Along with a full practice test with hints and tips and answer commentary, this go-to guide outlines all of the requirements of the Numeracy Skills Test and explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need to ensure you are fully prepared to pass the test with confidence. With this guide you will be able to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the numeracy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test

Success! Passing the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers

Author: Jenny Lawson,Annabel Charles,Trish Kreft

Publisher: Critical Publishing

ISBN: 1910391034

Category: Education

Page: 296

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An essential book for anyone thinking of taking, or about to take, the Professional Skills Tests for Teachers. You must pass these tests before starting your course, and this up to date text tells you exactly what to expect and how to prepare for the latest versions of the tests. There is an emphasis on support and clear guidance throughout, along with plenty of practice material, so you can face the tests with confidence and succeed in your application. It provides: a guide to the variety of Initial Teacher Training (ITT) provision and routes into teaching a preparation timeline comprehensive coverage of both the numeracy and literacy tests an audit of your strengths and areas for improvement in literacy and numeracy example questions and answers, highlighting common errors, providing top tips for success, with theories and methods fully explained full practice papers plus test-taking and revision strategies discrete topics within the numeracy and literacy sections enabling focused learning, with explanations and hundreds of examples larger format pages, with topics covered across double page spreads for ease of use and more memorable learning.

Pass the Qts Numeracy Skills Test with Ease

2018 - 2020

Author: Vali Nasser

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781979924900

Category:

Page: 154

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For entry into ITT courses for 2018 - 2020 the contents have not changed from the previous years. This book is aimed at helping trainee teachers to pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test the first time you take it. If you feel that you need to improve your speed in the Mental Arithmetic part of the test and re-visit some areas in general arithmetic as well as statistics then this book will prove very useful to you. It covers all the areas required for the QTS Numeracy skills test. The only difference between this book and my previous book is that a few typos have been corrected. The author of this book is a specialist Mathematics Teacher with experience in both Consultancy work and teaching. He is intimately familiar with the QTS Numeracy testing as he was project manager at OCR working in conjunction with the Teaching Agency in implementing the initial phase of the Numeracy Testing project. Subsequently, he has tutored and taught mathematics and statistics in Schools as well as in adult education. Finally, the author's first book 'Speed Mathematics Using the Vedic System' has a significant following and has been translated into Japanese and Chinese as well as German. He hopes that his latest version of 'Pass the QTS Numeracy Skills Test with Ease' for 2018 -2020 will be beneficial to those who want to re-visit their maths for the purposes of passing the QTS Numeracy test.

Passing the Literacy Skills Test

Author: Jim Johnson,Bruce Bond

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473918758

Category: Education

Page: 144

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"This book is fantastic and has been purchased by many of our students who have subsequently passed the skill test." - Sarah Martin-Denham, Faculty of Education and Society, University of Sunderland All applicants to Initial Teacher Training in England need to PASS the QTS Literacy Skills Test before starting their course. This professional skills test is designed to ensure trainee teachers have a sound grasp of literacy skills such as comprehension and spelling and how to apply these in practice. This popular and widely recommended book outlines all of the requirements of the QTS Literacy Skills Test, explains the essential subject knowledge candidates need and includes practice questions for test preparation. This fourth edition, co-written by an author of the test itself, is updated throughout and now includes a full practice test, more practice questions and more question and answer commentary. This is more than a collection of practice questions. It includes advice, tips, test commentary and guidance to help students pass first time. It helps students to: familiarise yourself with the skills and knowledge to be tested fully understand the format and structure of the literacy skills test know what to expect on the day of the test HOW TO USE THIS BOOK For the purposes of the test, literacy is seen as comprising the four sections: Spelling, Punctuation, Grammar and Comprehension. Each section has its own chapter. There you will find an explanation of the knowledge required, examples of the features of literacy being tested and explicitly direction about what to do in the test. There are practice questions for each section. Chapter 5 is a complete literacy practice skills test for you to work through, and Chapter 6 contains answers and explanatory key points for all the questions in the main chapters, and for the practice test. Revision checklist You can use the checklist in your revision to make sure that you have covered all the key content areas.

Pass the QTS Skills Tests with Confidence

And ace your interview

Author: Tony Cotton,Dave Klemm

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317487575

Category: Education

Page: 212

View: 899

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Pass the QTS Skills Test with Confidence is the must-have guide for all prospective trainee teachers. It will provide you with the skills guidance, subject knowledge and confidence you need to pass the Literacy and Numeracy QTS Skills Tests, make an application that stands out and sail through interview day. Online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. The first section of the book introduces you to the tests and how to prepare for them, and covers the areas of knowledge tested. The second section offers advice to help you write a personal statement that stands out, make a successful application and get ready for your interview. Extensive online support provided on the companion website includes tests to audit your subject knowledge. Key topics covered include: Developing your exam technique Mastering the mental arithmetic test Succeeding in the written questions How to use spelling, grammar and punctuation correctly Successfully applying for teaching training courses Acing the interview Written by expert teacher trainers with first-hand experience of both interviewing candidates and helping students pass the QTS Skills Tests, this is an essential purchase for all prospective teachers.

How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literacy Skills Tests

Essential Practice for the Qualified Teacher Status Skills Tests

Author: Chris John Tyreman

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 074946254X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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All trainee teachers in England and Wales have to sit numeracy and literacy skills tests in order to achieve Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) which permits them to continue or start teaching. How to Pass the QTS Numeracy and Literary Skills Test is the only book available that includes both literacy and numeracy revision and mock tests. The numeracy section starts at a low level and includes a diagnostic test, a maths review, mental and general arithmetic practice, and revision of statistics. It gives the reader a good grounding in the skills needed to pass the test, particularly if maths has always been a weak subject. The literacy section includes practice material on spelling, punctuation, grammar and comprehension. It highlights the areas where people commonly have problems, and provides easy to follow explanations and practice questions and answers. This book comes with FREE audio files for mental arithmetic tests. To download them please visit: http://www.koganpage.com/qts

The Insider's Guide for New Teachers

Author: Sara Bubb

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780749441012

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Writing in an accessible, engaging style, Sara Bubb tackles all the essential 'need to know' topics for trainee or newly qualified teachers from the perspective of someone actually involved in training or teaching. This book features illuminating anecdotes and answers questions posed by individuals already in the process of studying or teaching. It covers the whole spectrum of experience - from meeting the standards to gaining qualified teacher status (QTS), to managing relationships at college and school. Maintaining a practical focus throughout, the book is peppered with handy checklists, case studies and useful tips. This will be an indispensable handbook for any trainee teacher needing advice and information.

The Last Lecture

Author: Randy Pausch

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401395511

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."---Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave--"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"--wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have...and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Choosing a Career in Teaching

Author: Florence Calhoun

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9780823932474

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 64

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Choose a Career in Teaching is a head start book, for telling most everything you need and how to get started.

Learning to Teach in the Primary School

Author: Teresa Cremin,James Arthur

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317800125

Category: Education

Page: 652

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Flexible, effective and creative primary school teachers require subject knowledge, an understanding of their pupils and how they learn, a range of strategies for managing behaviour and organising environments for learning, and the ability to respond to dynamic classroom situations. This third edition of Learning to Teach in the Primary School is fully updated with reference to the new National Curriculum, and has been revised to provide even more practical advice and guidance to trainee primary teachers. Twenty-two new authors have been involved and connections are now made to Northern Irish, Welsh and Scottish policies. In addition, five new units have been included on: making the most of your placement play and exploration in learning behaviour management special educational needs phonics. With Masters-level reflective tasks and suggestions for research-based further reading, the book provides valuable support to trainee teachers engaged in learning through school-based experience and through reading, discussion and reflections as part of a teacher education course. It provides an accessible and engaging introduction to knowledge about teaching and learning that every student teacher needs to acquire in order to gain qualified teacher status (QTS). This comprehensive textbook is essential reading for all students training to be primary school teachers, including those on undergraduate teacher training courses (BEd, BA with QTS, BSc with QTS), postgraduate teacher training courses (PGCE, SCITT) and employment-based teacher training courses (Schools Direct, Teach First), plus those studying Education Studies. This textbook is supported by a free companion website with additional resources for instructors and students and can be accessed at www.routledge.com/cw/Cremin.

Mentoring in Physical Education

Issues and Insights

Author: Mick Mawer

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135716463

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book examines factors surrounding the partnership between school-based training and mentoring in Physical Education. Contributors look at all angles of the collaboration between schools and higher education institutions, including: How mentor training programs are planned and the issues involved *Trainees' experiences of school-based training and mentoring *The needs of PE mentors in schools *A full explanation of mentoring Drawing on recent findings and the views of physical education teachers in the UK, Australia and the USA, the editor combines a wealth of information on factors which influence mentorship and the effectiveness of school-based partnership schemes.

The Early Years Teacher's Book

Achieving Early Years Teacher Status

Author: Leonie Abrahamson

Publisher: Learning Matters

ISBN: 1473917514

Category: Education

Page: 432

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If you are an Early Years Teacher Trainee, this book is written for you. It will help you to successfully achieve your Early Years Teacher Status and practice with confidence. This book guides you through what you need to know about Early Years Teacher Status step-by-step. It explains how you can work to meet each of the Standards and assessment requirements. The author addresses trainees’ common concerns about early years practice, study skills and meeting EYTS requirements, as well as giving many examples of the strategies that trainees found most helpful. The chapters explore each aspect of every Standard and indicator, with notes on theory, practical tips, case studies, activities and suggestions for further reading. This book helps you to: • understand all aspects of each Standard and indicator; • link your practice to the Standards; • understand the assessment requirements and how to strengthen your evidence; • plan and track your evidence; • complete your written assignments and create your portfolio with confidence; • develop the skills needed to take on a leadership role. This book also provides support for the mentor-mentee relationship and includes guidance for mentors, teaching activities for tutors and support for assessors. This book is a valuable resource for all those involved in EYTS and will be useful for: - EYTS trainees - their mentors - their placement tutors - course lecturers - EYTS assessors

Training to Teach

A Guide for Students

Author: Neil Denby

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473943752

Category: Education

Page: 424

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Teaching is a tough and challenging job and society demands more from its teachers than ever before. This new edition is an essential companion for those training to teach, providing an overview of important professional issues that all future teachers need to engage with in order to succeed in the classroom. Aiming to give you the confident start you need in the classroom, this third edition is equally valuable to those training to teach in both primary and secondary education, and includes: • New chapters on: inclusion; school-based training; creativity; and digital technologies • Increased coverage of behaviour management • A new feature outlining the relevant Teachers’ Standards at the start of each chapter The accompanying website https://study.sagepub.com/denby3e, has been updated to include additional material expanding on and complementing the contents of the book. This book is essential reading for professional studies modules on both primary and secondary initial teacher education courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, and on university-based and school-based training courses. Neil Denby is recently retired from the School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield and now works as an independent educational consultant.

Passing the ICT Skills Test

Author: Clive Ferrigan

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857252579

Category: Education

Page: 96

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All trainee teachers hoping to gain Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) need to pass a computerised ICT skills test. The test is designed to ensure all those qualifying as teachers have a sound grasp of fundamental ICT skills such as databases, word processing and the Internet and can apply these in their work both in and out of the classroom. This text outlines the test requirements and explains the basic subject knowledge essential to completing the test. The fourth edition is fully updated to comply with the latest TDA standards and includes new self-assessment questions.

Guide to the QTS Numeracy Skills Test

Author: Tom O'Toole

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781508524410

Category:

Page: 248

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This book is for everyone who feels that they need help with the QTS Numeracy Skills test. It is based on work in personal coaching helping people just like you successfully pass the test.Perhaps it is a long time since you last sat in a maths classroom. Perhaps you feel that your maths has got a bit rusty. Perhaps maths was never 'your thing' and you are worried about the QTS test. Whatever your reservations about your abilities, this book will give you the knowledge and confidence in your abilities to do the maths that you need for your professional skills test.In this book you will find:- A description of the QTS numeracy skills test including how to apply to do the test and what you need to do if you qualify for any special arrangements.- A set of instructions to help you find out how ready you are for the test and what topics need your special attention. This includes a wide range of hints and suggestions to help you answer the questions and complete the test more easily.- Clear explanations of each maths topic that you will have to do in the test together with 'top tips' to make the working out easier and quicker. There are worked examples and questions to test yourself on each topic.- Three full practice QTS numeracy skills test papers.- Detailed solutions to every question, allowing you to see how you could have tackled questions that you find difficult.- Access to further help should you need it.