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 […]

Dealing with seasonal affective disorder

  • November 25th, 2021
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It’s that time of year where it starts to get colder and the days start to get shorter. You may start to see yourself feeling low and lacking energy. Seasonal affective disorder, known as SAD, is a form of depression that you may experience during the autumn/winter seasons during the year. In the UK, SAD […]

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 […]

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 […]

Healthcare Workers’ Foundation: Athona’s charity partner

  • July 28th, 2021
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The Healthcare Workers’ Foundation, also known as HWF (originally called Healthcare Extraordinary Response Organisation, Education & Support – HEROES) is a charity committed to protecting the welfare and wellbeing of healthcare workers across the UK. Having recently launched an online platform, Healthchain, the HWF has enabled easy access to a growing number of initiatives, including […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]