Newly qualified teachers are complaining about being given tough classes and timetables that they routinely struggle with and as a result they are being turned off the profession. ‘According to Tom Bennett, the government’s behaviour management tsar, newly qualified teachers are frequently chucked “in at the deep end” when it comes to challenging classes. Writing on Twitter, he said the practice of giving new teachers the most challenging classes "needs to stop". “The hardest classes need the most highly skilled teachers,” he wrote. “‘Getting the easy class’ should no longer be seen as a perk.” Speaking to Tes, Mr Bennett said NQTs often told him their timetables were unfairly loaded with more challenging groups. “New teachers being given more challenging classes is still a very common thing. I frequently encounter NQTs who tell me they've been saddled with a full timetable and tough classes,” he said.’ https://www.tes.com/news/should-we-keep-sending-nqts-over-top What are your views about the issue? Did you teach challenging classes when you were an NQT? Is it better for new teachers to learn this way by dealing with difficult classes early on in their career to see if they sink or swim?