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Upcycle Your Career

Upcycle Your Career
So, it’s Sunday night and your Facebook newsfeed fills with half a dozen “look out, Monday’s coming” memes and you sink slightly deeper into the sofa. Monday morning and another week at work loom. This is not the way life should be. Does that mean it’s time for a new job? Fresh start? Maybe not. Before you dust off your CV, have you thought about upcycling the job you have? Read More...

Tips for applicants applying for jobs

Tips for applicants applying for jobs
One of my favourite things as Headteacher is recruitment and it is this time of year when applications go into overdrive. As I am currently going through this process, I thought it would be a good idea to share some suggestions and tips for applicants to avoid. Essentially, applying for a job is a competition. Albeit, one where the rules are not necessarily made explicit. Every Headteacher will be looking for different things from their applicants, but one thing is certain - candidates need to make themselves stand out for the correct reasons. Read More...

Back to Basics: Advert Writing

Back to Basics: Advert Writing
With the Easter holidays well under way and the summer term right around the corner, it’s time for schools that haven’t already done so to think about teacher recruitment for September 2015. Whether you are seeking to recruit talented NQTs or teachers with a wealth of experience, here are some top tips to ensure you attract good quality candidates through your recruitment process: Read More...

New Year, New Career... Become a Teacher!

New Year, New Career... Become a Teacher!
Traditionally, New Year is a time when people re-think their job options and teaching is a popular job choice. Those with established careers continue to change jobs and retrain as a teacher, which provides strong evidence that changing to a teaching career is more achievable than you think! The teaching profession has excellent rewards and challenges and is generally in demand, providing steady jobs and job security. Read More...

What is School Direct Teacher Training?

What is School Direct Teacher Training?
School Direct is a programme of on-the-job training allowing graduates to qualify as a teacher while they work. The Schools Direct Salaried option is a good choice for people who want to change to a teaching career but need to continue earning while they train. Read More...

Getting Started

Getting Started
Let me start by introducing myself, I am (finally) a Primary school teacher in Kent. This is my third teaching role since graduating university in 2010. I don’t know about you, but when I first qualified, I did not know how hard it would be to find a job, let alone know how to be any good at it! Read More...

The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture
As a Headteacher I rarely get the time to stop, think and ponder the bigger picture. However much I try not to, I can find myself getting bogged down in minutiae on a daily basis. My job is at the coalface of education. I am on the ground, dealing with many complex issues and yes often these issues are small, yes sometimes my actions don't appear to have lasting or purposeful impact but it is these small issues that in reality go on in schools across England every single day. Read More...
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