What are the benefits of becoming a teacher?

Over the last few months teaching has been extremely different to the normal routines that everyone was used to. Many teachers have had to give up their holidays to come into school and teach the children of key workers. Hopefully this summer, they will finally be able to relax a little and enjoy time with their own family.   need to have a lot of patience to become a teacher and have a passion for learning and helping children. You may decide that you only want to work with primary school children, or perhaps you would rather go into adult... Read More »

Home learning in lockdown

With many of the UK’s students still at home, more and more parents have had to turn their hand to home learning. This is not an easy task for any parent and especially if you are still trying to juggle work. Many schools are uploading work for children to complete on a daily basis. In primary schools especially, not all of this work is compulsory, but it is there as a guide for parents to use. Many people worry about how children are going to be affected by the lockdown and months of school they have missed. We certainly are... Read More »

Home schooling-not for the faint hearted

Many parents are finding themselves thrust into the world of home schooling during the recent pandemic and although schools are endeavouring to provide work for and support students at this time the organisation of the tasks, resources and time management is falling on parents. It is impossible to replicate a school classroom in your own dining room or kitchen and there is no need to worry about trying to do so. Most young children are happy working on the floor or on a coffee table so unless they are writing and need to sit at a table to do neat... Read More »

Responsibilities of a subject leader in a primary school

When you are working as a class teacher in a primary school you may be called on to take on the responsibility of leading the school in one of the curriculum subjects. If you are newly qualified this will probably be one of the foundation subjects such as music, technology or history however a more experienced teacher may be asked to take on the subject coordinator role for one of the core subjects such as Mathematics or English, but what does this role involve? One of the most important responsibilities will be to convey to the rest of the teaching... Read More »

Teacher recruitment agencies

If you are a qualified teacher looking for work then you will probably already know that the posts are not always advertised in the same places as other job posts. They are normally shown on specialist websites such as TES and often on local authority sites but you may also find them on everyday jobs boards or recruitment sites. If you want to find work quickly or want to try and ensure a steady stream of supply work then you may register with a teaching recruitment agency. There are some recruitment agencies out there that specifically specialise in education recruitment... Read More »