I am super excited about starting my NQT year in september after a 'year' on supply. As I have hardly had any supply work I feel quite out of the loop which is making me overthink everything. I've decided to create a checklist of things I have/am going to prepare. Please feel free to add your own comments/advice. As I am a secondary NQT some things will not be relevant to primary NQTs but it doesn't really matter. - Buy stationary and something to store it in - box? - Buy boxes/baskets to store each classes books in (easy to carry/take home/keep together) - Buy lots and lots of folders - Label folders - NQT, KS3, KS4, KS5, BTEC etc - Make a cover folder for when absent/on course (after doing supply I appreciate how important this would be and how helpful for supply teachers) - Make sure printer is working and buy lots of spare inks - Make sets of traffic light cards (afl) - Buy a big egg timer for time limited activities - Sort out all resources (paper based and on computer) - Find CEPD from PGCE and file in NQT folder - Print the core standards for NQT - Make/think about seating plans or desk arrangement - Make/think about student tracking documents - Buy teachers planner (school may give) - Buy stickers/stamps - Buy thermos mug for the commute/use in classroom - Buy a cork board/white board for at home (make notes, write important memos etc) - Buy white board pens (as they always disappear!) This is all I can think of for now but I'm sure I'll be adding things very soon! Hope this helps, don't forget to add your own!