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Monthly Archives: February 2014


Being accepted for a teaching job in London and the south east is a dream both recent graduates and teachers looking to return to the profession after a spell pursuing other interests share. No matter what stage of your career you are at, in order to get your next job you are going to need… Read More

February 28, 2014


Using technology in the classroom is an important part of the modern teaching role. Whether you are working in a primary or secondary job, the most appropriate use of technology will simultaneously help you manage your time efficiently and allow your pupils to get to grips with tools that will be important to their future… Read More

February 27, 2014


The debate about the suitability of some academy operators continues as the Department of Education (DfE) has stripped the second largest chain of state-funded academies in England of the control of ten schools. Although there have been recent calls for inspectors to be allowed to put the operators themselves under the microscope, currently Ofsted inspectors… Read More

February 25, 2014


One of the perceived major benefits of a job in teaching is the holidays that staff get at half-term and during the summer. However, a new poll has found many teachers are in fact spending their holidays working on classroom-related admin. Around a third of teachers spent more than 50 per cent of this half-term… Read More

February 24, 2014


The role of the parent needs to incorporate some facets of the teaching job and help make life a lesson for children. Mums and dads should be able to spend time with children doing activities such as planting seeds, stargazing and walking in woodlands as this knowledge is all vital to a child's education, according… Read More

February 21, 2014


Staff in teaching jobs in London will soon discover if the growing scepticism of the free school model will affect the launch of new academies in the capital's East End. The new London Enterprise Academy is opening at the start of the next academic year, taking in 600 secondary pupils. The project will have an… Read More

February 20, 2014


The teaching profession should see the end of levels and SATs as an exciting opportunity. This is the opinion of Russell Hobby from the National Association of Head Teachers, who believes educators and not politicians will be able to come up with a more appropriate assessment system after older SATs levels are phased out in… Read More

February 19, 2014


According to figures published following a Parliamentary Question, back in 2009, 404,600 teachers under 60 in England and Wales were not working in classrooms anymore. Furthermore, nearly 50,000 teachers left their jobs in the 2010-11 academic year.   There are many reasons why teachers would leave the profession. True, some of these are informed by… Read More

February 19, 2014


People looking for maths teaching jobs in the future may find their classroom activities influenced by the Chinese educational system. The coalition's education minister Elizabeth Truss will embark on a fact-finding trip to Shanghai to see how children in the city's schools have become the best at maths in the world. According to the latest… Read More

February 18, 2014


The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has announced it will not be joining the National Union of Teachers' (NUT's) proposed strikes next month. Although the NASUWT said it remains deeply concerned about the pay, conditions and pensions people in teaching jobs have to deal with, its members will not be walking… Read More

February 17, 2014