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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Register with us in Melbourne

  • October 15th, 2019
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Are you based in Melbourne? Does teaching in the UK spark an interest? Are you keen to find out what opportunities are available if you were to relocate to the UK? Then make sure you meet with us when we visit Melbourne this October. If you’re based in Melbourne, make sure you get in touch […]

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 […]