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SEND Work
SEND Work
  This is Kieran’s first hand account of his tough, tiring but extremely rewarding work in a SEND School and why every day is worth it.   My first assignment offered to me by Protocol was with a SEND school in Cambridge. I was extremely excited about getting work so quickly and having it available long term if I wanted it. Not having too much experience in SEND work I gl
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21/03/17
Lessons In A Squeeze - Short Story Edition
Lessons In A Squeeze - Short Story Edition
Stuck for a good read this #NationalStorytellingWeek? These are Jen’s 'go to' short stories for Primary and where you can order them.   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. Instead of being pani
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31/01/17
Pre Departure/Arrival and Getting Settled
Pre Departure/Arrival and Getting Settled
From Bathurst to Cambridge - Kieran and his partner did it and so can you, here's his journey and what he'd recommend to make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible.   My name is Kieran, I’m 24 years old and hail from the small town of Bathurst in NSW, about 3 hours west of Sydney. I’ve lived in Bathurst my whole life so picking up everything and putting
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25/01/17
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
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
Helping students to become ‘Real Life’ Ready
Helping students to become ‘Real Life’ Ready
In this entry Ray looks at the increasing expectation to tailor lessons towards everyday life skills and what employers really look for in an employee. In recent years there has been a movement from central Government aimed at addressing the gap which exists in vocational jobs and as a result, many apprenticeship schemes set up. In addition there has been a commitment to open more Studio
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13/12/16
5 Tips for Managing your Workload
5 Tips for Managing your Workload
Here are 5 brilliant tips from an experienced teacher to help you stay afloat during 2017. If you have some more remember to share them with us via the comments section. I have been teaching for 15 years, so by now I have got to grips with managing my workload. However even with my experience, every year I find myself swamped at some point, so here are my top tips to avoid allowing work
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12/12/16
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