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 […]

Benefits of becoming a cover supervisor

  • May 31st, 2019
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As a cover supervisor in a secondary school, your main job is to manage a classroom in the absence of the usual class teacher and ensure pupils complete their work. You may also be required to manage the classroom if pupils are disruptive, discuss their work and help pupils understand the work if they have any […]

A day in the life of a cover supervisor

  • May 24th, 2019
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Like many jobs, becoming a cover supervisor means no two days will ever be the same and you’ll be able to gain a greater understanding on behaviour management, school policies and even have the freedom to experience a number of different schools. We spoke to one of our most experienced cover supervisors, Vani, to get […]

Are you looking for a graduate job?

  • May 17th, 2019
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It’s that time of year, thousands of graduate students are coming to the end of their university journey and all of a sudden everywhere you go people start to ask “so what career are you going to go into?” or “do you have a job planned once university is finished?”. It’s ok to not have […]

Become a special needs teacher

  • May 15th, 2019
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Are you a qualified teacher who is looking for a new challenge? Do you have a willing attitude with the desire to succeed in a new environment? Then being a special needs teacher could be for you. The best part is, you don’t need any prior experience of working with SEND children to access Athona’s […]

Get Into Teaching: Becoming a Cover Supervisor

  • May 10th, 2019
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Are you looking to get into teaching? Thinking about completing your PGCE year? Want to find out if a career as a teacher is for you? Then one route you can take to gain experience in the classroom is by becoming a cover supervisor. As a cover supervisor your main job is to manage the […]

For teachers: a quick guide to living in the UK

  • May 8th, 2019
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As a teacher, when you think of moving to the UK for work and where is best to live, naturally you’re more than likely drawn to cities like London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Cardiff. But have you ever considered counties like Hertfordshire, Suffolk or Essex? From rural villages to seaside towns and busy commuter belt locations, these […]

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, […]