Aspire for Headship

Aspire for Headship
'The post of headteacher affords you great honour and with this, the ability to make a genuine difference in supporting others when times are hard and celebrating when times are great. The ride is energising, inspiring, challenging and exhausting; but it is a ride worth taking... believe in yourself, take a deep breath and dive in.' Read More...

10 Top Tips When Applying for a Headship

10 Top Tips When Applying for a Headship
It is coming up to that time of year when there are a number of Headteacher opportunities at a range of schools in Kent. To help strengthen your chances of securing a job, here are 10 top tips to support you with the Headteacher application process... Read More...

NQT Induction: How to Make the Most of Your Mentor

NQT Induction: How to Make the Most of Your Mentor
Your mentor is the person who will support, monitor and assess you during your first year of teaching, helping you demonstrate that you are meeting the Teachers’ Standards and can pass induction. Here are some tips on how you can make the most of your mentor... Read More...

To Coach or to Mentor? That is the question

To Coach or to Mentor? That is the question
'Coaching and mentoring has helped me become a better person, a better teacher...If it’s helped me cope with the chaos of the classroom then I’m pretty sure it can help our young people too!' Primary School teacher, Samantha, shares her tips on how to incorporate coaching and mentoring in your student's education. Read More...

How Much of Learning Maths is Attributed to Confidence?

How Much of Learning Maths is Attributed to Confidence?
'Six months later, I started to see real results of what happens when a teacher believes in a student. Those students that had given up previously, started working and the results were phenomenal. A 75% pass rate and a new attitude for those retaking...' Read More...

8 Top Teacher Interview Questions

8 Top Teacher Interview Questions
Wouldn’t it be helpful to know the kind of questions schools might ask during interviews? Well, to help you prepare for those dreaded and nerve racking interviews, we asked a couple of Headteachers some of the questions they use and here is what they said... Read More...

7 Sparks to Create Classroom Buzz Moments

7 Sparks to Create Classroom Buzz Moments
This buzz of excitement will lead to motivated, ready learners who are keen to get going on a task or project, leading to higher involvement and opening pupils up to better outcomes. Here are some activities which I have seen spark buzz moments... Read More...

Everything You Need to Know About Pensions

Everything You Need to Know About Pensions
According to a government report 12 million people aren’t saving enough for their retirement, are you one of those people? Take charge of your finances by looking into the pension options available to school staff in Kent and reap the benefits that having a pension can bring. Read More...
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