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Languages - The Doorway to Wisdom
Languages - The Doorway to Wisdom
This entry was written by Emma prior to the European Day of Languages on the 26th of September. With over twenty years working in education as fully qualified teacher, and coming from three generations of a family that are or have been educators working with very young children to adults, Emma has plenty of experiences to share.  It is the early 90s in an overheated and over-lit room, at
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25/09/17
Managing Behaviour with Jillian McCalla
Managing Behaviour with Jillian McCalla
Maddie, Protocol's new Aussie Supply Teacher, attended one of our Behaviour Management Workshops and decided to share her experience. Last week we were invited by Protocol Education to attend a free workshop about behaviour management in UK schools at their head office in London. Former primary school head teacher, Jillian McCalla, delivered the workshop. The core message that Jillian conv
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22/09/17
Testimonial: From Australia to Cambridge
Testimonial: From Australia to Cambridge
Nathan is an Aussie teacher who has recently moved to Cambridge and decided to share his experience and tips.   After five years of Supply Teaching and temporary assignments in Australia I grew rather weary of not having my own classes. Further than that, I wanted to further my career knowing that the experience should reap rewards when I did want to return to my home country. I chose P
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19/09/17
Protocol Testimonial: From Perth to London
Protocol Testimonial: From Perth to London
Ellen is a Grade 3 Teacher who moved from Perth to London to pursue her teaching career. She had some nice words to say about working with Protocol. Teaching in the London had been a long time dream of mine since the beginning of my teaching career. I was unaware that in the UK many teachers are hired through agencies, there came the difficult decision to picking which agency I felt was be
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15/09/17
An open letter to all TAs
An open letter to all TAs
One of our bloggers, Ray, has written this letter for the upcoming National Teaching Assistants' Day as a thank you to all the invaluable support Teaching Assistants had given him.    ‘There is a feel good factor when everything slots neatly into place and this is the difference that a Teaching Assistant makes.’ I met my first Teaching Assistant (TA) on my first day as
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13/09/17
Protocol Testimonial: Erin (New Zealand)
Protocol Testimonial: Erin (New Zealand)
Erin is a registered nurse from New Zealand, but when she headed off on her OE, she went down the education path and was a popular classroom support worker in London. Find out her top tips for making the most out of your travels....   What made you decide to work in England? I was really ready for a new challenge and a change of scene. My partner had set himself up in London working thr
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08/09/17
Teaching assistance from Teacher Assistants
Teaching assistance from Teacher Assistants
One of our bloggers, Ray, has written this entry for the upcoming National Teaching Assistants Day as a tribute to the hard work TAs do and the different roles they adopt.    As a supply teacher, TA’s (Teaching Assistants) are invaluable and as school budgets are reduced, they are also a rarity these days. Whenever support staff enters the classroom the first thing I need
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06/09/17
Aussie Dollar vs British Pound
Aussie Dollar vs British Pound
  Mitch Jones is Protocol Education’s NSW-based consultant working with Australian teachers in their move to the UK. In his latest blog he chats about the exchange rate and what the fluctuating numbers mean for you. For anybody who has been keeping an eye on the currency markets recently (such an exciting pastime...) you would have noticed a steady increase in the Aussie dollar aga
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18/08/17
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS