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 […]

Supporting Alzheimer’s Society in 2018

  • January 16th, 2018
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Athona is excited to announce our chosen charity of the year for 2018 is the Alzheimer’s Society, as nominated by our employees. This charity is held very close to many with the company and we look forward to supporting and raising awareness with them over the course of the year. Some of the team didn’t […]

We’ve smashed our previous fundraising targets for local and national charities

  • January 15th, 2018
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Athona is delighted to announce we’ve raised a mammoth £11,195.28 for our charities of the year; Brentwood Mind and The Blue Cross. Over the year, we have taken to the skies and jumped 10,000 feet, completed the notorious obstacle course Tough Mudder, put ourselves through our paces with an inflatable 5k and participated in charity quiz […]

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, […]

Latest Appraisal for Revalidation Success

  • September 25th, 2017
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We are delighted to announce that according to the latest Annual Organisational Audit (AOA) Comparator Report from NHS England, we have excelled compared to our competitors. In the latest report comparing locum agency designated bodies and national appraisal statistics, our missed appraisals percentage stands at just 0.7%, in contrast to our competitors who received 6.3%. […]

Almost five times as many freshers disclose mental health condition

  • September 5th, 2017
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New figures show the number of first-year students heading to university and disclosing a mental illness has risen almost five times in a decade. The figures note women undergraduates are more likely to register a mental illness, with 2.5 per cent doing so, compared to 1.4 per cent of men. However researchers at the Institute […]

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 […]

The Conservatives pledge to end mental health injustice

  • May 17th, 2017
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The Conservatives have announced their latest pledge to employ 10,000 more NHS mental health staff by 2020 to help diminish discrimination against those with mental health problems. The pledged plans are driven by the concerns that vulnerable people are being subject to detention unnecessarily over the last decade, and the number of people being detained […]

Should pupils be taught about mental health?

  • April 12th, 2017
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Recent survey shows a majority of parents want to see their children being taught about mental health. The survey was released to 1,000 parents after the charity Headucation UK launched its campaign, calling for mental health education to be made mandatory. Results showed that four out of five believe that protecting their child’s mental health […]

Schools in Mental Wellbeing Epidemic

  • March 20th, 2017
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With constant access to social media and increased pressure academically, young people have arguably more stressful lives today than ever before. According to Sam Royston, director of policy and research at the children’s society, it has become ‘desperately worrying.’ Charity YoungMinds have reported that 82% of teachers ‘agreed that the focus on exams had become […]

Meet our secret tool to your success

  • July 26th, 2016
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We understand supply teaching can be a challenging and varied role, that’s why we believe it’s crucial to have a recruitment agency supporting you every step of the way. We pride ourselves on the commitment we offer to our candidates and we know our education team are experts in the field. We recently had an […]