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Active Plenary for Supply Teachers
Active Plenary for Supply Teachers
Are you starting a supply position this September? Paul offers some ideas on keeping students on the learning track and being prepared for everything. Supply? It’s just babysitting isn't it? Students are not really learning anything. Right? Spending sometimes only a matter of minutes with a class you might never see again can feel like you’re only there to pass the time, but of c
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10/08/18
Making and Saving Money during Summer Holidays
Making and Saving Money during Summer Holidays
It’s the summer holidays! No more getting up early and no more classroom duties. Also, no more payslips for a while. What can you do with these few weeks to make a bit of extra cash and get yourself prepared for September? Making Money1. Spare room? Become a student host. Remember to check your home insurance arrangements if you do this. 2. Check out this long list of possi
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02/08/18
From a Supply Teacher: 8 Things I Wish Teachers Would Do
From a Supply Teacher: 8 Things I Wish Teachers Would Do
"We all know class teachers do a tough job. Some of us are supply teaching to get experience so that we can join them - and some of us have been there, done that and got the badly-signed T-shirt in washable felt-tip. Either way, we know that they work very hard, and so no one expects perfection. We’re all human." - Jo Here are a few things we wish class teachers or schools would do to
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27/07/18
Interview Tips from a Supply Teacher
Interview Tips from a Supply Teacher
As a long term supply teacher I probably experience job interviews on a more frequent basis than most people. We replace staff teachers for any period requests that the right candidate is fully qualified and capable to cover all aspects of school life. We need to be able to maintaining the same ethos, as well as good grades. Interviews can be a simple micro lesson observation or a more ‘f
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16/07/18
Supply Teaching: First Five Minutes
Supply Teaching: First Five Minutes
As any teacher knows, the first five minutes of your new class in a new school are critical and daunting, indeed with any new class, even in a familiar school. We want to build positive relationships, remain professional, set boundaries, learn personalities, and above all, get students learning. And the first five minutes can make or break this. The start can be smooth, organised, relaxing, fu
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05/07/18
When Your Class Makes You Want To Quit
When Your Class Makes You Want To Quit
Let’s face facts, if you are a teacher in any school there are days when you just want to quit your job and get on the first boat to Spain. Most generally, this is because you have one of those classes that could most aptly be described as a menace to one’s mental health. The class that will not be quiet long enough to give you the time of day. Rather than exiting the classroom
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29/06/18
Why I Chose to Teach Through Protocol Education
Why I Chose to Teach Through Protocol Education
Ray has been getting supply work from us for more than 9 years. He wrote this genuine blog about deciding between multiple agencies and why he has been loyal to Protocol Education since the beginning. As soon as I gained Qualified Teacher Status I was bombarded with Recruitment agency requests to sign up with them. Initially, I signed up with four agencies, two large companies, one medium and a
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21/06/18
Five Things You Need To Know About Living In A New English City
Five Things You Need To Know About Living In A New English City
"I moved part-time to England last year and have been lucky enough to live and work in a range of cities around the country. I arrived in the UK with no employment lined up, not knowing anyone and not really knowing what to do with myself. Within a few months I not only had a job within education, but I understood the public transport system, discovered my favourite grocery stores and even starte
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15/06/18
CPD REC Investors in People UKAS