Bursaries and Scholarships Available to Teach STEM Subjects

Bursaries and Scholarships Available to Teach STEM Subjects
If you have been inspired by our latest campaign Inspiration Sparkers to become a STEM Teacher, then you may be wondering about what financial help there is available to enter the teaching profession. In this blog we outline the bursaries and scholarships that you can apply for, to help your teaching dream become a reality. Read More...

Inspiration Sparkers Has Launched!

Inspiration Sparkers Has Launched!
We have launched our new competition – Inspiration Sparkers – to celebrate just some of the great teaching talent we have in Kent and to inspire the next generation of STEM Talent. Enter our fantastic competition to be in with a chance of designing your own fireworks display to be held at your school! Read More...

4 Self-Care Tips for When You're Feeling Burnout

4 Self-Care Tips for When You're Feeling Burnout
If you’re struggling to stay on top of things at the moment, then you’re not alone. It’s important not to keep it to yourself though and just hope that things get better. Open up about how you’re feeling to your colleagues, or a friend. Not only is it good to talk about things, but it could give you some perspective and they might be able to offer some helpful advice or support. Read More...

The Return to Teaching Myth

The Return to Teaching Myth
The ‘myth’ that you cannot teach if you have too many years between qualifying and teaching in the classroom appears to be widespread. But the truth is, you can return to teaching after a career break and here is how... Read More...

How to Spot a Microaggression

How to Spot a Microaggression
A lot of the time the perpetrator of the microaggression has no intention of causing offence or hurt. People are often unaware of how their words or actions, impact the recipient, whose experiences will differ so much from their own. This does not mean that being unaware is an excuse or free card to perpetrate these beliefs or behaviours Read More...

Bringing Your Authentic Self To Work

Bringing Your Authentic Self To Work
Research suggests that ‘when we experience authenticity…we feel a greater sense of wellbeing.’ When you feel like you can be yourself at work, you feel more comfortable to share your perspective, values, and beliefs. This may result in new innovative ideas, more diverse and inclusive conversations, and ultimately higher productivity. Feeling empowered to be yourself is also a great way to form meaning relationships and deeper connections with your colleagues. Read More...

The Importance and Power Of Strong Leadership to Create Sustained Change With Respect to Inclusion and Diversity

The Importance and Power Of Strong Leadership to Create Sustained Change With Respect to Inclusion and Diversity
I was a head in the independent sector for 10 years – until 2010. Since then, I have worked with many schools and leaders at all levels, focussing on leadership development, so I am still very much involved in the world of education. I am keen to do all I can to support leaders so that THEY can support, and constructively challenge, those they lead to achieve their professional best. Read More...

An Inside Guide To How An Apprenticeship Works

An Inside Guide To How An Apprenticeship Works
As apprenticeships are starting to become more popular it is important to understand what an apprenticeship entails, how the education side works and how the actual work side functions. As an apprentice myself, hopefully I will be able to shed some light on these questions concerned. Read More...

How To Become a Teacher - Routes into Teaching

How To Become a Teacher - Routes into Teaching
Some of our most frequently asked questions are around getting into teaching, the qualifications you need to possess and the different pathways available. This blog covers how to determine if teaching is right for you, the qualifications you will need and how to prepare to apply for teacher training step by step. Read More...

How Can Volunteering Improve Wellbeing and Employability?

How Can Volunteering Improve Wellbeing and Employability?
Volunteering has many benefits on both a professional and a personal level. Studies have shown volunteering has a positive impact on mental health and wellbeing. Volunteering also aids the development of key skills and provides valuable work experience which will support you in securing your dream job. Read More...
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