Putting together an assembly for parents

As a teacher you may have the responsibility of putting together an assembly for the parents and/or carers of the children to come and watch. When creating your assembly you need to consider the age of the children and how they may react to the situation. If it is a reception class for example then you need to make sure that they do not have too many lines to remember and that you are on hand to prompt them should they get stuck. Children often like showing work that they have created so adding in a section where they can... Read More »

Managing your time in the classroom

As a teacher, you will already be aware of how precious your time is. When planning lessons you may not be able to estimate how much time you will need to spend explaining the task, as some children may need a little more help in understanding what they need to do.  In this situation it is advisable to give all the children a good understanding of what is required of them and then spend a little bit of extra time with a smaller group of children or on a one to one basis with those that need a little extra... Read More »

Supply teaching

Supply teaching is when you are asked to cover a classroom as a teacher. Supply teaching can be done for a short period i.e a day or even half a day or it may be required for a longer terms, such as to cover maternity or long term sick leave for example. A supply teacher will often find that their role varies from school to school and often even from class to class meaning that sometimes they will be working off lesson plans that have already been given to them and other times they will be responsible for planning the... Read More »

Requirements for Substitute Teachers Cambridge

If you have just completed your studies in the education field in Cambridge, it is time to start looking for a job now. There are many vacancies available in the modern times, but at the same time there are also many graduates who have flooded the market too. One of the ways that you can enhance your chances of getting a permanent teaching job is by working as a substitute teacher. However, it is worth noting that there are requirements that you need to meet in order to work as a substitute teacher. Here are some of the requirements substitute... Read More »

Support for teachers

Teaching is a very stressful job and stress is the number one cause of many teachers leaving the profession within their first year. Stress can be caused by a disruptive class. Teacher not having control and therefore not dealing with situations as they should, too much workload and not enough support from head teachers or colleagues. If you are a teacher and are feeling under pressure in your current job then there are places you can go and people you can speak to, to get support and advice. The NUT _Nation Union for Teachers have recently set up a helpline... Read More »