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Top Tips for completing a NQT Term as a Supply Teacher
Top Tips for completing a NQT Term as a Supply Teacher
It’s normal to feel out of your depth in any new role and to help fellow NQT’s in their first year, Ami has passed on her tips to make sure you stay on top of things. After completing my PGCE Teacher Training Course in June 2015, I decided to embark upon the route of becoming a Supply Teacher. It was a difficult decision, as many of my PGCE colleagues had secured NQT positions in
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01/12/16
Essex Schools' Praise for Protocol Education
Essex Schools' Praise for Protocol Education
Protocol Education's Chelmsford Primary and Secondary teams have received three terrific testimonials from schools across Essex recently.  Here's what the schools had to say: "Protocol has been providing us with long-term agency supply staff for the past 4 years and more recently daily supply.  I have found all the staff extremely helpful.  In particular, I have found I
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25/11/16
Two Fantastic Testimonials from Leeds Schools
Two Fantastic Testimonials from Leeds Schools
Two Leeds schools were recently moved to write testimonials for the outstanding service they have received from Protocol Education's Lizzie Mounsey. Here's what they had to say: 'Lizzie has taken the time to build a strong working relationship and is on hand 24hrs a day' “I have worked with Lizzie for the last 3 years and I have been impressed with her professionalism and dedication to s
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24/11/16
Working at an EBD School in Special Measures
Working at an EBD School in Special Measures
 EBD schools can be particularly challenging, Megan gives us a run down of the 10 things she discovered helped her to make the most of her time in one. I spent the final term of the school year working at an EBD school in special measures, meaning that it would be converted into an Academy by September 2016. I have learned a lot since being at this school, particularly a lot about myself
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24/11/16
What I've learned about Supply Teachers & Safeguarding
What I've learned about Supply Teachers & Safeguarding
Safeguarding within an educational setting is vital and in this blog Jen gives you important links to help you stay informed and up to date with safeguarding guidelines.   Safeguarding, as a supply, can be a minefield. When you visit a new school 5 days a week, with an endless cycle of 30 different children, sometimes 3 different classes within a day, the faces of individuals can blur
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22/11/16
Lessons in a Hurry - Picture Book Edition
Lessons in a Hurry - Picture Book Edition
It's always good to have a couple of lesson plans up your sleeve for those times no lesson plan is left for you. This is how Jen makes sure she's always prepared.  Imagine the scene, you had a call from a school at 8:45, after the rush to get there (having gone the wrong way 3 times), you reach the classroom, red-faced and flustered only to find that no planning has been left for you. Ste
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17/11/16
The Best of Both Worlds – Supply Versus Permanent
The Best of Both Worlds – Supply Versus Permanent
There are positives and negatives to any job and in this blog, Ray tells us why he personally favourssupply work over a permanent role. I have written before about my enjoyment of being a supply teacher, it gives me total freedom and a way to experience different schools. Of course there are draw backs such as not being able to help students through their exams and not keeping your subject sk
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15/11/16
How is it Best to Deal with a Class When You're on Supply?
How is it Best to Deal with a Class When You're on Supply?
  Have you tried different types of behaviour management onyour classes in search for the most effective? Thomas gives us an insight intowhat he’s tried and what’s worked for him.   We all know supply teaching can be tough sometimes.Sometimes it can be a walk in the park, don’t get me wrong- it’s not always atough slog while clock-watching until 3pm. In fact
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11/11/16
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS