This book gives primary student teachers the professional knowledge required to succeed in the classroom and an understanding of how to develop their teaching skills throughout their teacher training course. Taking the key themes of the ITT Core Content Framework, this comprehensive book covers every major aspect of contemporary teaching and supports new teachers in reflecting on what good pedagogic practice looks like and how to develop this through observing and learning from expert colleagues. Case studies, based on real examples provided by headteachers and other experts, offer the chance to explore day-to-day teaching issues in real life. Critical tasks and question guides challenge readers to deepen their practical knowledge. This is essential reading for all students on primary initial teacher education courses including university-based (PGCE, BEd, BA with QTS) and school-based (School Direct, SCITT, Teach First) routes into teaching.