Meet Anthony, our Sydney-based recruiter

  • February 12th, 2019
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Anthony is based in Sydney and for the past year has been helping teachers who wish to make the move to work in the UK. So, we thought it was about time you got to know a bit more about Anthony, and how he can assist you if you’re looking to teach in England. How […]

Budget 2018: Anger at Hammond’s ‘little extras’

  • November 2nd, 2018
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‘Condescending’, ‘patronising’ and ‘an insult’ are just some of the words used to describe this week’s budget by Phillip Hammond. And now after a week of reviewing the opinions of education staff and parents across the country, it’s evident there’s an overwhelming feeling of upset and anger over the ‘little extras’ promised as “a one-off […]

Essential tips from an Australian living in London

  • October 26th, 2018
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Are you thinking of teaching in the UK and want to find out more about living in the capital of the UK? Liz, who works as a resourcer for our education division, recently moved to England from Perth. Here Liz tells all on her essential tips for living in London:   Bank Accounts The online […]

World Teachers’ Day

  • October 2nd, 2018
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To coincide with World Teachers’ Day on Friday 5th October, we’re launching an exclusive referral competition. On top of the usual £250* referral bonus, every teacher you refer to Athona will mean your name is automatically entered into our draw to win a luxury hamper. So what’s stopping you? Speak to your consultant or complete […]

Extreme pressures on teachers force many to take long-term sick leave

  • January 12th, 2018
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Increased workload, curriculum changes and budget cuts are all contributing to the ‘epidemic of stress’ among 3,750 teachers on long-term sick leave, figures from the Liberal Democrats have shown. Recent figures have found a total of 1.3 million days have been taken as leave by teachers for mental health reasons in the past four years, […]

Supply teachers in Wales quitting over low pay

  • October 13th, 2017
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Recent reports have revealed 4,500 supply teachers in Wales are having to take on extra jobs just to get through the month. Are you one of the teacher this affects? Have you ever thought about relocating? Our Resource and Development Consultant Luke, who is based in Wales, specialises in providing support to you through the […]

The National Education Union Launches

  • September 12th, 2017
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Voted for by its members, the amalgamation of the Association of Teachers and Leaders and the National Union of Teachers means the NEU will be the largest education union in Europe. Choosing the new academic year as the moment to launch their joint venture, the union will represent a majority of teachers and education professionals […]

An open letter to teachers

  • September 4th, 2017
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An open letter to teachers. You’re in for a tough ride; be smart. As back to school time looms, teachers everywhere will be dusting off their planners and stocking up on new stationary. Some will be thoroughly excited to get back to the classroom; some simply out of boredom – six weeks is a long […]

30-hours free childcare scheme described as ‘chaos’

  • September 1st, 2017
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With the Government’s new childcare scheme coming into force in England today, a third of nurseries fear closing due to the increase in financial pressures. The new scheme allows three and four year olds to be offered 30 free hours of childcare a week, an increase of double from the previous 15 hours. Although local […]

September classroom set up

  • August 28th, 2017
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We’ve all started the academic year with the best intentions to follow through with initiatives. But in the general buzz of everyday, they often get forgotten. Below are our easy, practical top tips to help you set up for the year. Staying organised Have a tray for each class as somewhere for spare handouts and […]

We’re celebrating #BookLoversDay

  • August 9th, 2017
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In the midst of today’s busy world, it’s always nice to take some time out and kick-back with an old favourite book or delve into the world of a new author’s imagination. So, in honour of this year’s #BookLoversDay we asked our employees for their favourite book or author recommendations! Check out below to see […]

Report finds reading at home boosts student achievement

  • July 21st, 2017
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  A recent report by the Social Market Foundation has discovered that children perform better in tests when they’ve had a routine of reading at home with a parent/carer. The report found that young people who had not been read to before the age of five scored lower in reasoning tests. In response, the foundation […]