Its All About Who You Know… Or Is It?

I know theres hundreds/thousands of teachers sitting down in front of their laptops today sending off another batch of standard application forms, copies of certificates, references, copies of degrees etc. and I know how disheartening it can be when all you get back is ‘Thanks but no thanks’. I think this is always made worse […]

Moving Schools; The Benefits

Teaching has always been seen as a ‘permanent, pensionable job’. Many teachers left college, got a job, got made permanent and are still teaching in the school 20/25/30 years later. This is no longer the case. Many teachers leave college, apply to hundreds of schools, get a maternity/short term contract and then move on when […]

So you want to be a teacher?

I’ve wanted to be a primary school teacher since I was three years old (or so my mam tells me!). I used to spend so much time teaching my teddies and dolls and I had a little blackboard with chalk. I was the oldest child in the housing estate so I spent a lot of […]

First job; what do I need to do over the summer? 

First of all congratulations – well done on getting your first teaching job! I know you probably a bag of emotions – excited, delighted, proud, relieved, and probably feeling a bit anxious about September. I’ve received a number of messages from people who will be starting their first teaching job in September wondering what to […]