Spicy Roast Chicken

Spicy Roast Chicken
Make your roast healthy by pairing nutritionist Madeleine Shaw’s delicious spicy chicken recipe with tasty spring salads. Read More...

Resources for Teaching the Works of William Shakespeare

Resources for Teaching the Works of William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Week is a fantastic celebration of the renowned literary pioneer William Shakespeare. Moreover Shakespeare Day, celebrated on the 23rd of April each year, is another perfect opportunity to place Shakespeare at the centre of your teaching. There are plenty of resources out there for teachers and parents to plan some fun and informative lessons; here is a list of our top resources to make lesson planning easy. Read More...

5 Reasons to Take Up Gardening

5 Reasons to Take Up Gardening
It’s National Gardening Week this week (11th – 17th April) and this year’s theme focusses on how gardens and gardening helps to improve our wellbeing. The annual event was set up in 2011 and has since grown to be the country’s largest gardening celebration. Here are 5 reasons why we should all take up gardening... Read More...

National Pet Month - April 2017

National Pet Month - April 2017
April is National Pet Month. As a nation of pet owners, our wellbeing is improved by our relationship with our pets. It's time to celebrate our non-human family members and make sure that we look after them properly as well. Read More...

Exam Time: 7 Ways to Destress

Exam Time: 7 Ways to Destress
The dreaded exam period has already begun for some and for others it beckons! As teachers prep their students with test papers and additional tuition, it’s also worth ensuring they are mentally prepared. For many, exams can cause stress and anxiety, particularly for those that have experienced failure from a young age. Pooky Knightsmith is a passionate ambassador for mental health and has identified “7 Simple Ways to Calm Anxious Thoughts and Feelings”. Read More...

Appointing staff - why you should go for the best!

Appointing staff - why you should go for the best!
You have two options. One will be popular the other not. Which do you go for? When it comes to appointing staff, go for the best! Faced with the prospect of appointing my first deputy head early in my headship career, I had some definite ideas of the sort of skills I needed working alongside me... Read More...

How To Secure That Teaching Job #KTChat

How To Secure That Teaching Job #KTChat
On Wednesday 2nd March, we hosted our second Kent-Teach Twitter Chat (#KTChat): “How to secure that teaching job” and what a brilliant chat. We had an excellent panel of education professionals who offered their expert advice on questions we posted throughout the session – thank you again to Headteacher Graham Chisnell, Retired Headteacher Julia Skinner and SPS HR Consultant Lirette Mill for your participation! During the Twitter Chat, we discussed 8 questions and valuable advice was offered to help job seekers improve the chances of securing teaching roles. Read More...
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