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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

National Apprenticeship Week 2018

  • March 9th, 2018
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To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we asked our current and graduate apprentices, along with their managers, how an apprenticeship at Athona works for them. From working in a busy sales role to demanding support role, take a look at what our fantastic apprentices and their managers have to say: “Having Crystal join the Marketing team […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]