There needs to be a connection. As much as this sounds like a cheesy phrase often heard from couples retelling the story of they first met, it is also a vital thing to consider when applying for your new teaching role. You as a teacher will likely want to know that your values, goals and
Is having some of the longest work hours in the world putting unnecessary stress on teachers in England?
Recently a report has highlighted a growing issue teachers in England are having to deal with. It revealed what many have known to be true for quite some time, and that is the fact that a lot of teachers are having to work a substantial number of extra hours outside of the classroom, just to
For some students, the pressure of their last school exams may have been too much. Rather than continue to study at university, they may want to take a year off. If they have been offered a place at university, they should contact the admissions office and declare their intention of having a gap year and
The UK government’s plans (or at least Theresa May’s) have come in for a great deal of criticism across the political spectrum. The rationale for allowing schools to select pupils on merit seems like a good idea, but if grammar schools were brought back, there would be a divide, as thee was when we had
The full impact of the Brexit vote has yet to be calculated. Because of the small majority that voted to leave the European Union, there are currently moves afoot to overturn the referendum decision. Article 50 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty has not been invoked which means that the UK has not formally informed its
Teachers are needed all over the world, especially in international schools. Newly qualified teachers who are young, may want to travel before settling down to perhaps work in a school in the UK. Many choose to teach English as a Foreign or Second Language and pursue qualifications while training that enable them to do this.
If you are thinking of moving onwards and upwards, or just moving on, then there are a few points that you need to consider. First of all, check out the advertisements for teaching posts and cast your net widely. Of course the major sources for finding teaching posts are the traditional ones, The Times Educational
Qualified teachers in the UK typically earn from £22,244 to £37,871, although leading practitioners can earn up to £58,677. Of course, head teachers earn more and usually earn between £43,665 and £107,210. You will earn more if you are teaching in the London area. If you are an unqualified teacher you can expect to earn
Despite the DfE figures from November 2014, the latest currently available, and the government’s boast that in 2014 there were more teachers working in schools funded by the state, it seems that now, in 2016 it is becoming more difficult to recruit teachers. Another problem is that the number of pupils is up and are
The Department for Education and Ofsted are at loggerheads over the teacher recruitment crisis; and here’s why. Outspoken head of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw recently confirmed grave concerns over school teacher shortages especially in “isolated, coastal and disadvantaged areas”. However, the Department for Education (DfE) have denied that there is a problem at all, let