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How to Find Suitable Teaching Vacancies in Market Harborough

When it comes to teaching vacancies Market Harborough, you can search and apply for thousands of jobs online through a recruitment agency. You can also register to receive email alerts any time there’s a job opening that meets your criteria. The good thing is that you can view details of each job advertised, including the company that is hiring, the job title, job description, and the ideal candidate being sought. The job advertisement will also inform you of the location of the company, the salary you can expect and the number of hours you’ll be working per week.

Apart from learning about your annual salary, you can also learn about the type of contract you’re going to be offered, which can either be part time or full time. Another piece of information is what the prospective employer is offering in terms of working conditions. For instance, the prospective employer can offer a well established and effective staff team, a good working environment and training and development for the successful candidate. If you find the terms being offered satisfactory, you can instantly send your application online and if you’re shortlisted, you will receive an email alert.  Continue reading

Taking a break in the school holidays

The school holidays have now started and thousands of students are already planning how they ar going to spend their six weeks off. The school holidays are not just for the students though, teachers need a break also and the six weeks off can be a great time for them to recoup and relax before the new school year starts.

There will still be a certain amount of planning, marking and setting up that will need doing during the holidays and if not planned in correctly can make you not be able to switch off or leave everything to the last minute making you have to rush about.

Ideally you should take a few days at the start of the holiday to complete all your marking and then a few days at the end of the holiday to prepare your classroom and plan the first week’s work for the children.





Shortage of teachers, call for more supply

With the crisis of shortage of teachers in the UK in the headlines, it seemed a good time to investigate the effect this would have on the supply teachers industry. Unfortunately many teachers are leaving the profession, even a high umber within their first year, often due to stress and workloads.

Often supply teachers are having to be called in to schools on a more regular basis to cover for stress related illnesses or to cover a class until permanent staff are found. This does mean there are more supply teaching jobs around, but as a supply teacher you may find yourself pushed in to a full time position without even realising it. If the supply teacher is good, the school are often forking out more than they would with a permanent member of staff to keep them on board and many are even being offered a full time position.


Taking time out from teaching

With teaching becoming more demanding over the last few years many new and long serving teachers are choosing to leave the profession. This is a worry as not man people are choosing teaching as a profession and the ones that do, are not staying in the industry for long.

If you are a teacher and feel that you need a change then do not right teaching off all together. Why not consider a different type of teaching job? You could go in to a role where you teach a different age group to what you are used to or may switch in to a training type role where you can still using many of the skills you picked up as a school teacher.

Teaching can be very rewarding and it may be that you do enjoy teaching but not in the current situation you are in, you have nothing to lose from trying some other teaching related job before quitting the profession altogether.

What are league tables?

All educational environments have to submit a certain amount of data relating to performance. This may be exam results, progress trackers and other records which will give the Department of Educations an over view of how they are performing and what needs to be done to make improvements. League tables will give you an overview of the levels the students attending a school are at, but these results may be selective. Higher achieving schools for example may only accept 75% of admissions that they have, selecting the high achieving students. This means that their levels will often be higher than the national average due to the high level they started at.

A mid achieving school may be performing just as well but have a wider range of student ability, meaning their overall score may be lower.

League tables should only ever be used in addition to other information about the school such as Ofsted reports, when making a decision on whether that school is the right place for your child to go.



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