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. This year I have eventually been […]

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.

Re – interviewing in a school you’ve worked in

This is a blogpost about re-interviewing in a school you currently work in. I’ve done it twice before – once when there was a permanent vacancy (that I knew I hadn’t a hope of getting but wanted to show interest!) and this year! I think its almost harder than interviewing in a school for the […]

Learning Support and Resource – Sample Answers

Here are some sample answers for learning support and resource interviews. What’s the difference between learning support and resource?Learning support is provided for children who are struggling with literacy and numeracy and got below average stens in their recent standardised assessments. Children who have a diagnosis of dyslexia may also receive learning support hours. Children […]

Interview Questions – Learning Support and Resource

Working as a resource teacher/learning support teacher is a very different job than a classroom teacher. I have spent the last year working as a resource teacher and it was a worthwhile but challenging learning experience. If you have an interview for one of these posts – these questions might help you; General; What’s the […]