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“I can’t make it in today…”

“I can’t make it in today…”
I was recently sent a list of “worst excuses for missing work” by a colleague as a little light relief amidst a really hectic week in the life of the consultancy team. The top 25 giving me a bit of check list for the ones I’ve heard over the years. If it had been a game of bingo I wouldn’t have got a full house, but I was close. Read More...

Multi-Tasking Ninja isn’t a Job Title

Multi-Tasking Ninja isn’t a Job Title
Have you ever looked at a job advert and wondered what on earth you would be doing if you were the successful candidate?...Job titles can be a bit of fun, but before you start re-advertising your Deputy Headteacher post as the “Grand Master of Underlings and Curriculum Jedi”, perhaps we need to consider what a job title says about candidates and employers alike. Read More...

Lets Celebrate Social Media Day

Lets Celebrate Social Media Day
Today marks the sixth-annual official global celebration of Social Media Day. Social media is the name given to a collective of online communications channels dedicated to community-based input, interaction, content-sharing and collaboration. Read More...

10 Inspiring Ted Talks all Educators should watch!

10 Inspiring Ted Talks all Educators should watch!
We all know that, whilst rewarding, teaching is a stressful job and it can be hard to get motivated day in, day out. We have found these 10 Ted Talks by people working in and around education all over the world which are full of creative thinking and inspiring ideas that you can bring to your schools. Read More...

10 Bits of Teaching Tips and Advice

10 Bits of Teaching Tips and Advice
Whether you are a Newly Qualified Teacher or a seasoned pro, it's always good to take some time to listen to advice from others on how to improve your craft. So enjoy reading our top 10 tips on how to become an effective, caring teacher: Read More...

English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...

English and Spanish Schools - Reflections from a Sunny Balcony...
Several Spanish schools have a two hour break mid day where children go home and many do not return... There have been separate trials, in other parts of the region, for continuous days whereby the children stay in class between 9am and 3pm, followed by activities so children don’t leave school early. How do you think this affects their progress and attainment levels? Read More...

Kent NQT Induction - NQT Mentor/Tutor Event

Kent NQT Induction - NQT Mentor/Tutor Event
Every year the NQT Induction Team run a number of New Induction Tutor/Mentor Training Events. We have two events booked for July 2015, the 8th in Ashford and the 9th in Maidstone. These are very popular and are normally fully booked. We also run events in September and October for those Tutor/Mentors who miss the training in July and these are equally successful. Read More...