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My First Day in a SEND School
My First Day in a SEND School
Your first day anywhere can be nerve racking. Adam shares with us his first day in a Special Education School and how he found the experience. As a supply teacher we've all been there, that 7:30am phone call asking if we're available for work that day. Sometimes it's straight forward, a school or even a class you've done before, sometimes it's a bit more tricky, a key stage you've not taught b
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14/07/16
5 Daily Survival Tips for TA's
5 Daily Survival Tips for TA's
The nature of daily supply often means you have to make an educated guess as to what will be expected of you that day, especially if it's a school you've never visited before! Emma breaks the essentials down into her top 5 tips to make your day as stress free as possible.  Let’s face it, going into a new school is pretty daunting, particularly when doing ‘day to day&rsquo
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11/07/16
The First Day
The First Day
After making the big move from London to Birmingham for an opportunity she hoped would get her on the path to become a teacher, was it the job Jenny thought it to be? Had she made the right decision? Looking back now, I laugh to think that my biggest concern when I woke up was about what I would wear that day... Under the impression that I would be working with a 'mildly
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06/07/16
5 Golden Rules For Working With TA's
5 Golden Rules For Working With TA's
In this entry, S.L. Coyne gives us five golden rules to help maximise the benefits of having a TA in the classroom.  As a supply teacher it is very important to make a good impression, do your very best, and get along with everyone. If you are fortunate enough to have a teaching assistant in your class, and many of us do, then it is crucial you are simply excellent! After working in ed
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01/07/16
Top Tips – SEND and Parents
Top Tips – SEND and Parents
Laura, one of our regular CPD trainers, has this tip about interacting with parents for anyone who is new to working in SEND on supply. Part of our ongoing 'Top Tips' series, covering all aspects of education and recruitment.
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28/06/16
Finding Your Niche in Supply
Finding Your Niche in Supply
Do you have increasingly less time for yourspecialist subject? Nigel shares with us his experience searching for his perfectrole. Do you have increasingly less time for your specialist subject? Nigel shares with us his experience searching for his perfect role.Depending on your personal agenda – and to a greater extent the agenda of the institution calling on your skills, it is possible
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28/06/16
The Other Side of the School Gates
The Other Side of the School Gates
 It wasn't until Olivia had children of her own she realised she wanted a career in education. In this entry she gives us an insight into 'how' and 'why' she came to that decision. Children changed my life. Not just the dramatic change in circumstances you find yourself in, no sleep, nappies, constant googling to reassure yourself that everything is 'ok'. I suddenly felt a philanthropic
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23/06/16
A Cover Supervisor Debut
A Cover Supervisor Debut
First days don't always run smoothly however Sean shares with us his great first experience as a Cover Supervisor and his tips to ensuring it goes to plan. So not only is this my blogging debut but recently I had my first ever booking as a Cover Supervisor in a Secondary School! Having coached football for a number of years at Secondary age the prospect of my first booking as a Cover Supe
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21/06/16
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