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Teachers move to different teaching jobs for any reasons. Some actively look for new challenges and opportunities, others follow a partner to a different location and still others move from a state school to a private one. Whatever the reason for moving teaching jobs, it can be scary, if not downright terrifying. Perhaps you feel,
Why do teachers and those in leadership positions quit? Sadly, they often become disillusioned and stressed because of their workloads. In 2016, the Guardian reported that “almost a third of teachers quit state sector within five years of qualifying.” How can schools retain the services of teachers with leadership skills? 1 in 10 teachers have
Many people, who are not teachers, envy the perceived holidays and pay that teachers get. However, the reality is that, on the whole teachers are underpaid for the work they do. There is homework to mark and grade, lessons to prepare and supervisory duties to perform, all extra to the actual teaching time. In a
The UK government’s new funding policy for schools has its share of critics. Of course, this is only to be expected, as there are always winners and losers when criteria for funding change. In an attempt to make funding more equitable across the country, areas such as London and other urban centres will receive less
The state of teachers’ mental health has been discussed for many years, but seemingly there is no will to change the status quo. Teachers are overburdened with work and this causes stress and anxiety. A long working week and low pay for newly qualified teachers add to the fact that the teaching profession is no
Negative comments on social media sites can be hurtful, but you know that you will also have to deal with them. It’s good if you can see them as useful to you and your future teaching. The one thing you should not do is to react angrily to negative comments. Sit down calmly and ask
These days newly qualified teachers are routinely asked to give a demonstration lesson, or a part of a lesson, during the interview process. Teachers of English to speakers of other languages are often expected to give a dreaded demo lesson. This can be given to a group of students, or on Skype, or it can
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