Yearly Archives: 2019

Will you Last in the Teaching Profession?

Posted on September 27, 2019 at 11:37 pm

Being a teacher is a rewarding job but it’s also very challenging, which leads a lot of people to leave the profession early. There are certain things that teachers do when they stay in the profession for a long time – ways of working and dealing with the admin side of the job as well, that will help teachers to be more resilient and stay in the job. Here are some of the things successful teachers do – if you do them, or can, then you’re more likely to last in the teaching profession:

  • Be highly organised. Half the battle with teaching is knowing what’s going on and how you can manage your workload. Make sure you’ve accounted for this.
  • Love what you do. Teach a subject that interests you and that will help keep your passion alive.
  • Adapt. Work with pupils in the way that helps them, recognising their strengths and weaknesses to help them excel.

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Teaching Jobs – Finding Work in Top Cambridge Schools

Posted on May 1, 2019 at 9:23 pm

Cambridge is a thriving, affluent area of the UK, meaning it has a community of young professionals and people moving into the area for a better way of life. This means that there are lots of children in the area that need to be catered for with good schools – and those schools need to be fully staffed with teachers who are based locally in Cambridge. Many teachers choose to move into the area because of the job prospects there, and teaching jobs in Cambridge are both readily available and highly sought after. If a school has a particularly good reputation, this can make it more competitive to get a job at this kind of institution. When people have got a teaching job in a prestigious Cambridge school, it is often the kind of position that they aren’t going to leave in a hurry.

There are ways that you can find an excellent teaching job in the Cambridge area, but it might require some patience and some commitment. Even the most experienced, dedicated teachers might have to wait to land their dream teaching position in this area. With a world renowned university in the area as well, Cambridge is known for its educational prestige. For many families, it is important to start their children off in excellent schools so that they can go on to achieve big things in their future professional lives. The demand for good education means that if you are a good teacher, you will be able to find work in a top school, if you have some patience and are willing to keep looking to find the right position for you.

If you are a teaching professional and you want to work in a Cambridge school, there are some ways you can secure a good position in an excellent school. These are some of the options:

  • Work as a supply teacher. This will get you access to some of the best schools in the area and you can start making connections. Often it is all about who you know – they can alert you to any new positions that come up and that might be of interest, and they will already know that you are a capable teacher so may be able to put in a good word.
  • Talk to teaching recruitment agencies. They can give you access to positions you wouldn’t otherwise have been able to secure, often supply work, but this will give you plenty of options to begin making the right connections for your future teaching career in Cambridge.
  • Be patient. Don’t expect to land your dream teaching job straight away. It will take time for the right position to come up, and that is out of your control. Whilst this is difficult, it also means that there is nothing you can do and you shouldn’t put too much pressure on yourself. Keep honing your skills as a teacher, keep making connections and keep up to date with the teaching job market. Your ideal position will come along.

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Education in Work – Improving your Skills

Posted on January 30, 2019 at 5:57 pm

Just because you’ve got the skills to do your current job, doesn’t mean that there isn’t room to improve. Once you enter a company, you will be expected to grow and develop within your position. Usually, this means learning new skills and undergoing some form of education so that you can become even better at what you do.

It’s important to work with your employer in your own education. It’s a two way street. They should be responsible for your development and arranging your training, but you need to take responsibility for your own learning as well. If you have ideas about training you would like or courses you want to take, ask for a one to one. Just bear in mind that they will need to be relevant to your role – if you are undertaking vocational training because you want a different position, this should probably be done outside of work.

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