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. [...]

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 [...]