Tom Bennett’s 6 Tips for How SLT Can Support Supply Staff

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Behaviour Management, School Jobs, Schools, Senior Leadership, Supply Teachers|

A great spectre haunts teaching - the spectre of challenging behaviour. It's a terribly powerful force, leaving many terrified of their own classrooms and spooking many out of the profession entirely. Yet many insist the problem is trivial and that proper lesson planning and arbitrary CPD can ward against it. Some disagree and believe [...]

MATs Summit 2017 – Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Teaching|

Teacher Booker were pleased to attend the recent 2017 MATs Summit, and delighted at the overwhelmingly positive response to our vision and approach to changing the landscape of educational recruitment. Marooned by a placid lake in the Cotswolds, the 200 strong delegation featured MAT CEOs, business managers and head teachers alongside industry experts from [...]

Three Things Most People Don’t Grasp about Growth Mindset

2018-04-16T17:15:24+00:00Teachers|

What do the collapse of Enron and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict have in common? You might reasonably guess some nascent political or economic concept. But actually it’s a psychological one – they can both apparently be explained by a lack of growth mindset. Growth Mindset is a powerful idea; and its absolutely everywhere. Sports teams, Silicon [...]

Want to understand Teacher Recruitment? Speak to Professor John Howson

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Teachers|

The recruitment crisis looms large over the whole profession of teaching. Most simply bemoan the situation; others choose to do something about it. Professor John Howson is probably the sagest example of an individual working to understand and reverse this current crisis. In an illustrious career spanning 40 years, Howson has played many parts. [...]

EdTech – Probing beyond the Portmanteau

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

  Technology is a divisive subject among teachers. Some are ardent acolytes, fully persuaded of its ability to change the educational landscape, introducing students to new experiences and dissolving the orthodox approach to schooling that remains dominant in Anglo-American schools. Others are deeply sceptical, sensing a fad in full flow – tech will never [...]

NQTs: 10 Tips for Smashing your Induction Year (Part 2)

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00NQTs, School Jobs, Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Part 2 of our survival guide for NQT's - take heed and prosper.   6 - Keep trying new things No doubt after the first few weeks the novelty of having your own classroom and teaching groups will begin to evaporate. No doubt your enthusiasm for crafting perfect lessons will follow suit and you’ll [...]

NQTs: 10 Tips for smashing your induction year (Part 1)

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00NQTs, School Jobs, Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Achtung NQTs - the summer is nearly over. If you’re anything like me, the divine bliss of the holiday freefall is now coming to an abrupt end as you see the ground rapidly approaching. With that in mind, let me try and assuage your anxieties with some sage advice I was once given as [...]

A Guide for Teachers: Getting Your Ducks in a Row

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Cover Supervisors, Safeguarding, School Jobs, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants|

Rightly, background and compliance checks for teachers are very stringent. The process can seem complex and confusing and often there is a lack of comprehensive guidance. So we put together this guide to explain what’s required and why, and how you can help the process.     Interview What happens We’ll go through your experience [...]

How can we change the status quo together?

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

The education recruitment crisis has been on everyone’s mind for some time. Blame for it is loudly thrown around in all directions with the unions and the government blaming agencies, schools blaming the government and agencies, and agencies and the government blaming schools. All this noise is unhelpful if we’re really looking for solutions. Pressure on school funding is applied from the top down. The [...]

5 reasons why education recruitment is broken and how to fix it

2019-05-14T16:13:59+00:00Education Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teachers|

What keeps a professional relationship healthy? Much the same as a personal one, as it turns out. But in a crisis, desperation can cause us to forget our values in favour of ‘sticking plaster’ solutions. For maximum benefit for pupils, relationships between schools and teachers ought to embody certain core characteristics. They should be: 1. [...]