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New Years Resolutions - Teacher Style
New Years Resolutions - Teacher Style
Another year another set of resolutions...but are you struggling to stick to them? Be honest! Think back to all of the New Year's Resolutions you can remember making in your life and see how many of them you've actually managed to keep. I'm going to guess that it's probably not very many. It's nothing to worry about. In fact, the vast majority of people will never keep the resolutions they mak
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17/01/17
Daily Supply Myths: debunked
Daily Supply Myths: debunked
We’ve all heard them! In this blog Clare addresses some of the most common myths and rumours surrounding daily supply work and how she deals with any problems that arise.   There are so many myths surrounding the working day of a daily supply teacher. Not exciting myths involving dragons, unicorns and handsome princes...but more along the lines of unfriendly schools, horrendously
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12/01/17
CV Tips for Trainee Teachers
CV Tips for Trainee Teachers
Writing a CV for your first teaching job? Our Senior Branch Manager for Kent, Daniel Goodwin, has these useful tips for anyone keen to secure a great first teaching role.   Your CV could be the most important document you write in your search for your first teaching job. It is your chance to stand out from every other NQT in the market. Here are my top tips for writing your first teachi
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11/01/17
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part Three
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part Three
In Class - Take ControlGood classroom management stems from a lot of different factors, consistency being a very significant one of these. By definition starting a job in January means the pupils won’t have had consistency. It is a challenge, but not an insurmountable one. First things first, from the start it’s essential that you establish rules, consequences, and procedures. Idea
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04/01/17
Looking Forward to a Flexible and Assertive New Year
Looking Forward to a Flexible and Assertive New Year
In Lyn's first entry of 2017, she discusses the need for flexibility and assertiveness within supply teaching. Since I retired from full-time teaching I have calculated that I have worked in a supply capacity in about forty schools. Prior to retirement I worked in the same school for seventeen years. I never thought that I 'knew it all’. Any teacher, even if a member of the le
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03/01/17
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part Two
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part Two
First Week - Manage Your ExpectationsPerhaps the biggest key to success is going in with the right mindset and keeping your expectations realistic. When starting a new job in January, the school you are working for are going to be really grateful that they have someone in place that they like to provide stability and on-going continuity. So the school wants is someone to come in and focus on t
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03/01/17
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part One
Starting a Job Mid-Year - Part One
We know that starting a job during the middle of the year can be tough, you’ve got a lot to do and not much time to get it done in. Don’t worry, we’ve come up with this guide (and some top-tips) which will save you time and help you focus on making the first crucial weeks of your new job a success so you can provide the stability and continuity crucial to the success of your p
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02/01/17
Top Tips – Accepting Offers of Help
Top Tips – Accepting Offers of Help
When you're starting a new role, it's natural to try to impress by acting like you have everything under control from day one. But if you’re starting part way through the year, you don’t always have a lot of time available to find your feet. Simon, one of our London SEND consultants, has a top tip for teachers who find themselves in this situation: make sure you accept offers of h
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19/12/16
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