This refreshing new book provides stimulating assistance to subject specialists, whether you are a new teacher of science in the early years of professional development, on a PGCE course or in your induction year. It is also suitable for subject leaders with mentor responsibilities and Advanced Skills Teachers undertaking specialist inset and teaching support. Recognizing that new teachers often feel disempowered by the subject expertise they bring into teaching, the book not only covers the training standards for NQTs and the Induction Standards but takes you beyond this by fully exploring issues relating to subject knowledge in learning to teach. Divided into three sections the areas covered are: * framing the subject - defining subject knowledge and focussing on questions about science as a school subject * teaching the subject - looking at pedagogical, curricular and pupil knowledge * science within the professional community - focussing on the place of science within the widercurriculum and the teaching community. An addition to theTeaching School Subjects 11-19series, which aims to provide stimulating assistance to subject specialists by helping them find ways of thinking about their specialties, how to teach with it and how to engage with what pupils learn through it.