Teacher job applications are well-known for being time-consuming, so we recently asked the TTJ Twitter followers, for their opinion. We asked ‘With #teacher job applications being so lengthy… How often do you feel like you spend more time applying for jobs, than you do teaching a class?’. 41% of the 1,534 voters, clearly agreed that
We have pulled together our favourite teacher memes and we’re sure you can all relate to these….
“6 weeks off… every, single, SUMMER?!” “3 O’clock finish… every, single, DAY?!” You’ve heard it all before. You’re the erroneous owner of the most admired job amongst your friends. If only they knew. As we’ll go on to discover here, not only is the easy life of the teacher a complete myth, any semblance of
Schools have never been under more pressure than they have today – squeezed budgets, burgeoning classroom sizes and an epidemic of stressed teachers all paint a picture of doom and gloom. Little wonder then that already, almost a quarter of teachers who qualified as fresh-faced teachers in 2011, have left the profession never to look
In our latest Twitter poll, we asked people whether they thought that the DFE is doing enough to encourage female leaders into the profession, and the results are in..! People could choose one of three options: Yes, Unsure or No. Out of 1,369 votes cast: 42% said no 36% said maybe 22% said yes Do
Social media – it can be the bane of the average teacher’s life, and the cause behind confiscation after confiscation of pupils’ smartphones. Yet social media can and does play a powerful part in education – it can be a critical communication aid between teacher and parent; it can serve as an innovative tool to
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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