Going back to work as a teacher in September

With the summer holidays well underway, many teachers are already thinking about their return to work in September. It may be that they have not worked in the school since lockdown due to shielding or simply they were not needed so it may be a big shock to the system when they return. Things are likely to be very different for quite some time within schools. Assembles, lunch times, play times and pick up / drop offs are all changing to allow as much social distancing as possible. As a teacher, this is going to cause quite a lot of... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Where to find teaching resources

As a teacher you will often be expected to spend a lot of your own time planning lessons and finding resources to use in your lessons. This is usually done out of the classroom and many teachers say that although they get a bit of planning time (also known as PPA) in the classroom this is nowhere near enough to allow for the planning and marking that needs to be done.  Many teachers share lesson plans and resources that have worked well for them in order to assist other teachers. This is a great idea as it can save teachers... Read More »

Teacher duties – Running afterschool clubs

As a teacher you may be asked to run an afterschool club. This may be a cookery club, sports club or craft club for example. The idea of these clubs is to allow children to get involved in other activities and give parents extra childcare if needed. The government say that schools should try and offer these sorts of clubs as much as possible although they do not have to be ran directly but the school or school staff. If you are a teacher and have been asked to run a club, you may worry about how this is going... Read More »