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  • Paul Mundy Castle

The Biggest Challenge in Recruiting Staff as a Secondary School Head Teacher

2021-11-05T16:52:41+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, Schools, Senior Leadership, Strategy, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching and Education Jobs|

In this insightful guest blog, inspirational Head Teacher and Educational Consultant Paul Mundy-Castle shares his views on how to create a welcoming and supportive environment for new recruits in your school. The most important component of any school, I believe, is the staff body -- especially the teachers, who play such a pivotal role [...]

  • supply teacher pay

Paid to Scale – What’s behind the numbers?

2021-10-28T15:18:00+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Funding, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

As part of a series on teacher pay and agency supply rates, Ollie Parsons lifts the veil on long term supply teacher pay rates to help you work out if your agencies are on the up and up.  The agencies are coming… With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be [...]

  • Supply teacher pay

Supply Teacher Pay Breakdown – Are You Being Paid to Scale?

2021-10-21T15:27:20+00:00Education Recruitment, Flexible Working, School Funding, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Supply Teacher Pay, Supply Teachers, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

As part of a series on teacher pay and agency supply rates, Ollie Parsons lifts the veil on supply teacher pay rates to help you calculate if you’re getting a fair deal. Teachers! Know your rates! With the October resignation deadline on the horizon schools will soon be employing new staff for November/January starts [...]

  • Technology based supply services

Technology Based Supply Services – How the Education Sector can Adapt and Change

2021-07-16T14:11:12+00:00Coronavirus, Education Recruitment, Local Authority Supply Pools, Schools, Strategy, Supply Teacher Agencies, Teacher Recruitment, Teachers|

Ollie Parsons, a former education recruitment professional now helping teachers and schools connect on Teacher Booker, explores how schools are changing their recruitment solutions as a result of the lockdown. The last 18 months have seen schools face unprecedented challenges. SLT have had to move rapidly to change the way in which education is [...]

  • Fun with Food

The Fun with Food Programme – how to establish a fun food ladder that is student led

2021-06-15T12:22:09+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools, Special Educational Needs, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

In the fourth part of our seven part series we explore the fun with food food programme and look at how to establish a fun food ladder that is student led. Take a look at our other blogs on PECs – The six steps and how to make it fun, SCERTS approach made easy! and Attention [...]

  • attention-autism-selection-of-toys

Attention Autism – Are we offering an irresistible invitation to learn?

2021-07-16T13:07:21+00:00CPD, Educational Research, Schools, Special Educational Needs, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

In the third part of our seven part series we take a look at Attention Autism and explore some motivating, Gina Davis inspired little group activities that can be tailored for all age groups. Take a look at our other blogs on PECs – The six steps and how to make it fun and [...]

PECs – The six steps and how to make it fun

2021-07-14T10:27:00+00:00Educational Research, Schools, Special Educational Needs, Teachers, Teaching, Teaching Assistants, Wellbeing|

In this seven part series around Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching we will explore some tried and tested methods with a fun twist, from experience gained in my 15 years working in an amazing special needs school. There will be easy step-by-step guides, from PECs (Picture Exchange Communication System) to Sensory stories, everything you [...]