Getting Promoted to Head of Department

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 10:11 pm

Moving up the ranks as a teacher is the ambition of most NQTs. It shows you are succeeding in your role, you’re making progress, and you have the option of earning more money. It’s always good to be ambitious, especially in a highly competitive field like teaching, and having a sensible balance between hard work and motivation is a sensible approach.

Becoming a head of your department is the ultimate aim of most teachers. It’s the highest you can go without becoming senior management level. The process of becoming a head of department will differ in each school. Find out the process in your current school and ask if there are any expectations that precede it, like being head of house or holding a pastoral position within the school. Speak to other teachers too and find out how they reached their position, what path they took and how long it took them.

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Finding a Good Teaching Job in Cambridge

Posted on July 1, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Are you looking for supply teaching Cambridge? You will be able to find lots of options for your job hunt if you are committed to finding a new position in a new school. There are lots of good options out there, but what do we mean by good? A good teaching job will mean something different to every single person. In order to be happy in your work, you will need to find the job that is right for you and that will suit your skills and interests. Luckily for you, as a qualified teacher, you will find lots of opportunities in Cambridge where you can thrive. Whether you want to work in a primary school, a secondary school, or you might prefer to work as a supply teacher, you can find the right position for you.

So how do you go about applying for that dream job? The first step is finding it. Begin your search as specifically as you can, looking in the areas where you specifically want tp work. If you don’t find what you want, you can then consider casting your net a little wider.
The internet is an excellent tool if you are looking for the right teaching job for you. There will be the option to really filter down your search, producing results that will show the positions you would like in and around Cambridge. If you would like to work in a specific area, a certain department or even a certain school, this will give you a great deal of flexibility. There is always the option of working as a supply teacher for a period of time to see if you enjoy something and then changing to a more permanent position afterwards.

One of the best things you can do when looking for your ideal teaching job is sign up with a specialist teaching recruitment agency. They can give you help and advice during your job search, so you can get some real support and advice. This is a very good idea if you are new to the area of Cambridge and don’t know the area especially well, as they can tell you about positions in relevant schools and areas for you. Receuitment professionals can take a consultative approach, telling you about positions that will suit you in an area that works.

It’s worth finding a recruitment professional who is highly experienced in education recruitment and who can give you invaluable advice about your field. They will work with you to understand you requirements and make sure your CV is submitted for relevant teaching positions in the general Cambridgeshire area. When you find a good recruitment consultant, stick with them, even if they don’t have any relevant positions at that exact moment in time. They will be able to keep your details and will keep looking out for positions that suit you, so when something does come up, they can get in touch. Many of the top schools work with recruitment agencies, so this is a good way to get into the field you want.

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Coding is Becoming a Big Part of Early Stage Education

Posted on February 28, 2016 at 4:55 pm

The economy has made massive shifts since 50 years ago. in 2016, the global economy depends more upon computers and related industries than at any previous point, and therefore you can quite easily say that the amount of opportunities available in the industry has increased in line with that change as well. In fact, this increasing dependence and shift towards working on the internet, in the games industry, or in computers, means that the opportunities are likely to only increase in these areas, and the education apparatus needs to be set to respond.

The education systems around the world have been accused of being slow to react to the changes in the economic environment, and not adequately preparing their students. In no area is this more true than with education about computers, but this is set to change. Around the world we are seeing more and more schemes coming to fore that promise to start teaching their students, as young as possible, in the world of coding.

A lot of parents are quite worried about when and where their children are first exposed to coding, as they feel it might be too abstract. This is why teachers everywhere need to ensure that they come up with lesson plans that make coding a very relatable subject, so that the shift from normal lessons to this isn’t too big.

A big part of teaching young children about computers and coding is training their minds to think in a different way. Part of this can be accomplished by using slimmed down versions of computer code, and then coming up with fun and inventive ways for them to implement their code to achieve something for themselves.

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Frustrations with the Website

Posted on October 15, 2015 at 5:11 pm

We had an issue with the website over the last couple of days, and lost all of our articles. We’ve managed to get about half of them back by getting them from google’s cache, but the other half is gone for good, unfortunately.

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