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

2018-04-16T16:29:42+00:00 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 [...]

Should Schools Ban End Of Term Videos?

2018-04-16T16:38:57+00:00 Schools, Teachers, Teaching|

Teachers always know when its close to Christmas. Even if they’ve somehow managed to avoid being carpet-bombed with seasonal adverts, they can sense the change in air pressure around school. The machine is slowly grinding to a halt, ready to power down for the holidays. In such a climate of school plays, Christmas jumper [...]

MATs Summit 2017 – Collaborate, Innovate, Accelerate

2018-05-30T13:10:00+00:00 Recruitment, 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 [...]

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

2017-09-05T17:50:38+00:00 NQTs, 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)

2017-09-05T17:29:39+00:00 NQTs, 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

2017-11-02T17:49:42+00:00 Cover Supervisors, Safeguarding, 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 [...]