The advantages of being a supply teacher

  • May 4th, 2021
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There are many great advantages of becoming a supply teacher, whether it’s a move from a full-time teaching role, or your first step into teaching. We chat to Adrian, who has worked through Athona as a supply teacher for a number of years now, to find out his thoughts on the advantages of the role. […]

Through the eyes of our education candidates

  • March 29th, 2021
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Education and healthcare aren’t just sectors or industries – they’re the foundations of our society, and the building blocks of our collective future. By recruiting exclusively within these two areas, we’re distinctly aware of just how much what we do matters. It is of paramount importance for us to understand exactly who our education candidates […]

Why quality matters: supporting the NHS and Education Sector during such a critical year in our lives

  • March 26th, 2021
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A note from Tracie Spires, Associate Director, Insourcing and Quality & Facilities   During the coronavirus pandemic many businesses have cut back and customer service has suffered as a result; I am sure you have called a company this year and been on hold or redirected to a web page due to limited staff when all […]

1 year of lockdown – A Day of Reflection

  • March 23rd, 2021
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Today is exactly one year since the first national lockdown was announced in the UK. Marie Curie are marking the day with a ‘National Day of Reflection’ to reflect on our collective loss, support those who’ve been bereaved and hope for a brighter future. There will be a minute’s silence at 12pm, and Marie Curie […]

Coronavirus Advice

  • November 10th, 2020
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With the four nations of the UK now operating with different measures to tackle the spread of coronavirus, it is important to review the guidance relevant to where you live and also where you work. Healthcare professionals have specific advice when dealing with cases, symptoms, testing and isolation; guidance is regularly updated in the links [...]

Recognising International Stress Awareness Week in 2020

  • November 2nd, 2020
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Since 2018, The International Stress Management Association (ISMAUK) has dedicated a week to raising awareness about preventing and managing stress and highlighting the importance of good mental wellbeing. This year’s International Stress Awareness Week has never been so important. Mental health issues are often discussed and at the forefront of everyone’s mind, but in the […]

Mental wellbeing for all this World Mental Health Day

  • October 9th, 2020
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This year, more than ever, mental health has been at the forefront of conversation due to the coronavirus pandemic. But, despite this, in August the BBC reported that NHS leaders saw a rise in mental health difficulties, but a drop in referrals to mental health services during the peak of the pandemic. As the crisis […]

Athona – Working safely during Covid-19 statement

  • June 9th, 2020
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A full Health and Safety risk assessment has been conducted in line with the working safely during Covid-19 offices contact centres guidance for employers, employees and the self-employed published 11th of May 2020. Any subsequent changes in guidelines or Health and Safety guidelines will be risk assessed, implemented where practicable and training provided to all employees. […]

COVID-19 Support & Guidance

  • March 20th, 2020
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Athona Recruitment is continuing to operate as usual and will ensure there is no disruption to the service we provide. We will endeavour to keep this page up to date with any important messages from Athona, so please do check back regularly. We would like to take this time to thank our candidates and clients, […]

6 top tips for helping teachers deal with stress

  • November 6th, 2019
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Whether you’ve been working as a qualified teacher for the last 12 years or you’re completing your NQT year, at times you may begin to feel overwhelmed, burntout or stressed in your job. We’ve put together 6 helpful tips to help teachers manage and beat stress in recognition of National Stress Awareness Day (held on […]

Top tips for setting up your classroom

  • August 8th, 2019
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Whether you’re setting up your classroom this September for the first time as an NQT or it’s your tenth year of teaching, deciding how to organise your classroom can be an exciting task. It can however be overwhelming at times when creating lists of everything you want to include. Could you be missing any quick […]

Athona scores industry-high in REC gold standard audit

  • June 20th, 2019
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Our Education division is delighted to announce they have retained their REC gold standard accreditation, which they first received in 2015. Our exceptional compliance team also achieved an industry-high result in the online REC Education audit diagnostic, where they achieved 98% (the industry average is only 87%). We’re extremely proud of the result and it continues […]