Turning Blue Monday into Brew Monday

  • January 16th, 2022
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Whilst January can be seen as a fresh start and the time to set New Year resolutions for many, it can also be a long and difficult month for others. So it is no surprise that Blue Monday (coined by a UK travel company back in 2005) falls in January. Usually the third Monday, Blue […]

Recruitment Success Stories: Meet Natalie

  • January 13th, 2022
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At Athona we have a number of incredible recruitment success stories – from being crowned our recruitment consultant of the year to changing sectors and going from strength-to-strength and everything else in between. Here we’re highlighting just a few of our stand out stories and last for this current series is Natalie. Natalie has been […]

Returning back to education: benefits of teaching

  • January 4th, 2022
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Since December 2021, the government have been appealing for qualified teachers (primary, secondary and further education) to return back to education to help maintain face-to-face teaching. Education Secretary Nadhim Zahawi is asking retired teachers and career-switchers to temporarily help fill gaps in order to retain face-to-face teaching. We have come up with some of the […]

Tips on managing the classroom before the holidays

  • December 15th, 2021
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As we approach the festive season, students will start to get into the Christmas spirit and this is completely understandable. But this also means they will be hard to motivate during school hours and teachers often struggle to gain their students attention during this time of year. We are sharing some top tips on how […]

Anti-Bullying Week

  • November 15th, 2021
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Anti–Bullying Week is being recognised from 15th – 19th November in 2021. The week raises awareness of the impact and effects of bullying along with ways on how to prevent and deal with bullying. This year the theme for Anti–Bullying Week is ‘One Kind Word’, which promotes the idea of building culture and kindness in […]

International Stress Awareness Week

  • October 29th, 2021
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This International Stress Awareness Week, we’ve put some tips together to help you manage stress in your careers. There are certain factors that put some professions at an increased risk of high-level stress. Including healthcare workers who have been on the frontline during COVID-19 and teachers dealing with massive disruption to the education system. Identifying […]

Starting your career as a teaching assistant

  • September 16th, 2021
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Do you fancy a career in education but not sure where to start? Then a teaching assistant role may be for you. Not only are you moving away from a 9 to 5 job but you’ll be making a difference to pupils lives. If you think this could be for you, then keep reading to […]

Focussing on your wellbeing for a new academic year

  • September 9th, 2021
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The beginning of a new school year can be a busy and stressful time for teachers and support staff, to better support your mental health and help you focus on your wellbeing for a new academic year we’ve devised 10 top tips to help you manage being back at school and prioritising your wellbeing. Reconnect […]

Living in the East Midlands

  • July 26th, 2021
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Now that life is beginning to slowly get back to a new-normal post the global pandemic, you might be tempted to explore different parts of the UK for job relocation purposes. At Athona, we have numerous permanent psychiatry positions throughout the UK and are always looking for the right candidates to fill them. The pandemic […]

Meet the Athona Team – Geri

  • May 21st, 2021
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We have a wonderful bunch of employees here at Athona, so throughout 2021 we will be shining the spotlight on a different employee each month to find out more about their job role and how they are Affecting Futures. From Recruitment Consultant’s to our support functions, there are lots of people doing great work every […]

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 […]