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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Epic end of term activities

  • July 7th, 2017
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Jemma, our resource and development leader and qualified teacher, shares her top activities for both primary and secondary students that will make the last few weeks fly by! Primary: Get creative and put together a scrapbook made of all the children’s work from the school year, and then let them take it home. Create a […]

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 […]

MPs warn teacher shortages are getting worse in key subjects

  • February 22nd, 2017
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MPs warn teacher shortages in key subjects, such as physics and maths are getting worse in schools in England. The Education Select Committee has called for a long-term plan to address the struggle schools are facing to recruit enough teachers whilst facing rising pupil numbers. The MPs claim the Government has failed to deal with […]

UK schools trial body cameras for teachers

  • February 8th, 2017
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Two schools in the UK are trialling the use of body cameras in a bid to stop pupil disruption. The schools, which are currently unnamed to avoid unwanted interference during the trial, will film during incidents in the classroom to tackle ‘constantly low-level disruption’. Tom Ellis, principal lecturer at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies […]

School budgets reaching ‘breaking point’

  • January 23rd, 2017
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A survey of headteachers has suggested school budgets are reaching ‘breaking point’. The survey of 1,102 school leaders revealed the number of schools in deficit has doubled since 2015. Almost three-quarters (71%) of respondents said they were only able to balance their budgets by making cuts or dipping into reserves. 72% said their budgets will be […]

Schools could face ‘devastating’ funding cuts

  • January 16th, 2017
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According an analysis based on Government figures, every constituency in England could see schools lose money under Theresa May’s new funding plans. The Government spending plan, which is due to start in 2018, could result in some schools losing more than £1,000 per pupil. A separate set of calculations suggest 98% of schools face “a […]