The Dip Process – What’s the point?

I’ve been reading up on the new ‘dip’ process – Droichead and decided to write a blog post/rant about the whole dip process in general and some suggestions which could be more beneficial for everyone. First of all, why do we need a dip/droichead process? Teachers go to college for 4 years now (I know Hibernia […]

Subbing; Some Tips

Most teachers have at some point in their career worked as a sub. During my first year out, I subbed in 5/6 schools from September – December and was lucky enough to get a Part Time resource contract from January to March due to getting to know the school and staff and working as a […]

Returning from UK/ Abroad?

  I’ve received lots of messages from teachers who trained in the UK and now wish to return to Ireland or teachers who have been working in the UK and now want to come back home. Here are some of the most commonly asked questions.

Moving to England (Part 3 – Job 2…)

I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]

Moving to England (Part 2 – Job 1…)

I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]

CID – What does it mean?

CID is a Contract of Indefinite Duration. To qualify for a CID you must have; Correct qualification Teaching council registration Continuous employment (on a fixed term/temporary contract covering career break, secondment, resource hours/increase in numbers) in the SAME school in EXCESS of two years. How to apply Fill in the form CID for the first time and […]

Permanent Jobs in Teaching

I left college in 2011, sent thousands of application forms and subbed in lots of different schools but job prospects were awful. I was lucky to get a part time resource position from January – March and then a full time resource position for the rest of the year. Following this, I got a temporary […]

Moving to England Part 1 (My Experience)

I’m writing this blog post based on my own personal experience. I’ve been asked a number of times about my experiences teaching in the UK and if I’d recommend it. I’ve been asked by a number of teaching agencies in the UK to advertise positions and I’ve seen many on Facebook over the last few weeks […]

The role of a resource teacher

  Whether you’re an NQT or an experienced teacher doing resource for the first time can be quite daunting. Unfortunately there isn’t a huge amount of time spend on working with children with additional needs in teacher training college. We had a lecture (which you could opt into – it was not compulsory) once a […]

Transition Activities

  So by now you probably know your new class for next year and will be meeting them before the end of term. Here are some ideas to get to know your new class and to ease any anxiety the children may feel about a new teacher.