Five things every teacher is fed up of hearing
Like with any job, teachers' family and friends are as supportive as anyone could ask for, taking an interest in what you do and giving you the belief that you can succeed every day. But as much as teachers appreciate this interest people like to take in what they do, there are some clichéd little comments that it seems everyone can't help themselves from uttering when work comes... »
Ten trendy items that will take you back to your own school days
If you're teaching the young minds of tomorrow, you're probably well up to date with the latest trends and fads that come and go in the blink of an eye. Kids can have a tendency to be fickle (we've all been there) and no matter what is cool one day, it can quickly lose its appeal.
So whether it's the latest social media phenomenon or form of transport (looking your... »
Top 5 funniest exam answers ever given
If there's one time of year that injects fear into the minds of teachers and pupils alike, it's the exam period. In a time where the whole year's work comes together and pupils have the chance to show off their knowledge and set themselves up well for the future, it's a worrying time for both themselves and the teachers who have imparted knowledge to them.
But if one... »
Lack of basic understanding of special educational needs among general teaching workforce, new survey finds
Less than a fifth of special educational needs teachers believe there is either a sufficient core or basic understanding of SEN amongst the general teaching workforce, according to new research conducted ahead of this next week’s SEN Show in London.
The survey, commissioned by education recruitment specialist TLTP Education, which is sponsoring the TES SEN Show on the 9th & 10th... »
Quirky things found in school packed lunches through the years
The British school dinner is a thing of legend, and while the modern pupil is often treated to far better school lunches than most of us ever were, the memory remains with us for many a year. For many people, one shrewd way to avoid the school lunches of the 80s and 90s was to bring your own from home.
The packed lunch, however, came with its own many rituals and traditions, as well... »
Report showing only 35% of teachers in England feel valued demands a return to Pride In Teaching, says leading education recruitment specialist
A new international study which shows that fewer than a third of teachers in developed countries feel their profession is valued reinforces the importance of promoting a positive and constructive view of the profession.
That’s the view of leading education recruitment consultancy TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool), which sponsors the Pride In Teaching campaign in the UK.
Boosting your chances of being shortlisted for a teaching job
After years of learning the craft, applying for your first teaching job feels like the realisation of a life-long ambition for some people.
The application process itself is the final step and one that you will not want to stumble on after the journey you have already taken.
Know your audience
At this point you are no longer writing to impress university... »
Why are parents put off London's primary free schools?
As somebody who is looking for a primary school teaching job in London. How would you feel about being employed by a free school?
Autonomous free schools have become more popular under the coalition government and they are now a viable option for employment, even if not all of them will be looking for candidates solely with QTS.
However, one potential issue that could affect... »
Resignation Friday for teachers to herald challenging summer to recruit replacements, says education specialist.
With the busiest day of the academic year for teacher resignations coming up this week, a specialist education recruitment company has warned again of serious teacher shortages across a range of subject areas.
Darryl Mydat, managing director of TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool), says that schools have already started calling to fill vacancies even though teachers looking... »
Join TLTP Education at the Academies Show
TLTP Education will be part of this year's Academies Show.
The event takes place on Wednesday April 30th at ExCeL London and brings together many key stakeholders in the education industry. Throughout its short history, more than 10,000 education leaders have already sought guidance from attending previous Academies Shows. It only takes a few minutes to register for this year's... »
Recruiter article: More needs to be done to attract former teachers back to the classroom, says TLTP MD
More needs to be done to encourage former teachers to return to the profession, according to the managing director of specialist education recruiter TLTP Education (The London Teaching Pool).
Commenting on Department of Education figures that showed a rise in unqualified teachers from 14,800 in 2012 to 17,100 in November 2103, Darryl Mydat says that more can be done to attract former teachers... »
Who is going to pay when all teachers perform?
As teachers take industrial action to bring the government to the negotiating table and hopefully address the issues the industry is taking, it is a good time to reflect on the issues of performance-related pay.
Since September 1st, schools in England have been able to link teachers' pay to performance, something which the government believes will enable them to reward teachers who... »
Physical abuse is a clear and present danger for teachers, argues specialist education recruitment consultancy
A report that has revealed details of attacks on teachers in Cambridgeshire by pupils as young as 4 may not be unique, according to a leading specialist education recruitment company.
TLTP Education says that the report which talked about teachers having been bitten, head-butted, jabbed, punched, kicked and slapped by primary school children is being reflected in feedback it has been... »
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