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The Stress Epidemic: A Mission Statement

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Teacher Stress, Teachers|

As the festive season ebbs into distant memory, accompanied by all of its good cheer, people are once more ready to feel bad about things. Cue a slew of articles last week once more highlighting the stress epidemic gripping the profession. What’s new here? Not much, except that stress is spreading. Metastatic, its migrated to [...]

Stupid things people say about Stress: A Defence Manual for Teachers

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00School Jobs, Teacher Stress, Teaching|

There’s a familiar battery of daft arguments that plague debates about teacher stress. It seems absurd to give them any airtime, but having just surveyed the comments sections of recent articles on the stress epidemic I can see that they’re still in wide circulation. And, of course, even some prominent public figures still openly extoll [...]

You don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone – Retaining teachers as a solution to the Recruitment Crisis

2019-05-16T15:40:20+00:00Local Authority Supply Pools, Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Senior Leadership, Supply Teachers, Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

With both pupil numbers and demand for teachers set to rise in the near future, it will become increasingly important for school leaders not just to recruit, but to retain good staff. New models for better retention are required. The number of teachers joining the profession has roughly counterbalanced the number leaving it in recent [...]

Behaviour Expert Tom Bennett’s Top Tips for Supply Teachers

2019-05-16T15:40:21+00:00Behaviour Management, Cover Supervisor, NQTs, School Jobs, Supply Teachers, Teaching and Education Jobs|

If you’re anything like me, you’re probably sick to death of people outside the profession telling teachers how to teach. If everyone’s an expert, then the craft is debased into non-existence. That’s why it's always exciting when someone who know education from the top and bottom offers their guidance. Teacher Booker were honoured to be [...]

Teacher Toolkit, We Stand With You.

2019-05-14T16:13:00+00:00Local Authority Supply Pools, Recruitment, School Jobs, Schools, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teachers|

Over the weekend I was delighted to spy this brave blog post on Teacher Toolkit, the UK’s most followed education blog. Titled ‘Why Supply Agencies are the new ‘Del Boys’’, it is as forthright as it is faithful to the facts in summarising the current state of play in how agencies and schools interact. Numerous issues in this dynamic [...]

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+00:00Recruitment, 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 [...]

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+00:00Recruitment, 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 [...]