Category Archives: Other

Getting that permanent post!

Hi, my name is Dan Hodgson and I’ve very recently secured my first permanent teaching position. I have been on supply for almost 4 years. When I first started teaching the economy was rosy and HD TV was something for … Continue reading

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My experience of being a supply teacher

Hi I’m Laura, When anybody thinks of supply teachers, everybody always remembers those days when you could have an ‘easy day’, ‘chill out’, ‘relax’, I know I certainly did, but I guess being the supply teacher yourself the reality changes! Truth … Continue reading

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Braving the First Day – My Blog and Log

Hi Everyone, I should introduce myself first I think. My name is Helen Purcell and I am relatively new to this ‘blogging’ thing…so be gentle! Ok, so recently I decided it was time to return to teaching. I thought it … Continue reading

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News about the GTC 2012 (General Teaching Council) and how to register with the New DfE Teaching Agency

The General Teaching Council for England (GTC) has ceased operations. From 1 April 2012, the Teaching Agency, a new executive agency of the Department for Education (DfE), will be the body responsible for the following activities in England: The award of Qualified … Continue reading

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Tip of the day for Newly Qualified Teachers looking to do supply

Tip of the Day for Supply Teachers Advice for registering It is a good idea to register with us early in the year, this way you will be cleared to work in time following your last placement and don’t forget … Continue reading

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Tips for Supply Teachers

Tips for Supply Teachers Sending your CV to schools directly is a great way to get a job, but signing up to agencies maximizes your chance of getting work. It’s worth contacting a few to find out the rates of … Continue reading

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Information for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQT’s)

Induction All new teachers in England and Wales are required to complete an induction programme lasting one academic year (pro-rata for part time). During the induction you are assessed against Core Standards in England and End of Induction Standards in … Continue reading

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Don’t Buy Twitter Followers

I came across yesterday a company offering to sell you packages of Twitter followers – don’t be tempted by companies that offer quick fixes like these. Just like with direct mail it’s not just the size of the list, but it’s quality … Continue reading

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AWR Supplementary Guidance for Supply Teachers

AWR Supplementary Guidance for Supply Teachers 2011  The Department of Business Innovation & Skills have now issued their supplementary guidance notes for the Education Sector. Importantly, they have clarified who would be the classed as the Hirer, specific Job Roles and … Continue reading

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Cyberbullying

Teachers targeted by cyberbullying pupils and parents Parents were responsible for about 25% of the online abuse suffered by teachers, the study found School teachers have been subjected to online abuse and cyberbullying by pupils and parents, a study has … Continue reading

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