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28-02-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. We have had unseasonal wet weather this winter and Orianne has come up with some ways for us to enjoy it. Rain, rain, go away, come again…but...

Tags: Orianne, Bristol, Canadian-trained, rain, England, differences, ideas, tips, days-off, sunshine, indoors, weather

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 Ways to Find Joy in the English Rain


03-03-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Books are a brilliant resource and Sophie shares some ideas of using them in your lessons. A Book Can Take You a Long Way In my supply bag I always...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, supply, NQT, books, literature, World-Book-Day, author, lessons, ideas, tips, resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Book Can Take You a Long Way


06-10-2015

Get an insight from Hannah about a day in the life of a primary supply teacher.  When arriving in a new classroom for the day, I need to check for three things: a note, resources and timetable. If any of these three components are missing,...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Day in the Life


23-04-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. SATs is coming up soon and Sophie shares a tip or two with us for the next few weeks. One thing to remember in SATs is enjoyment. The children will be...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, supply, Year-6, SATs, preparation,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Few Tips for SATs


24-03-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. Like many before her, her time in the UK has come to an end. Orianne shares her final blog with us.  It is a truth universally acknowledged...

Tags: Orianne, Bristol, Canadian-trained, England, teaching, supply, stories, reflections, thoughts, perspective

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Fond Farewell


24-11-2014

Lyn was persuaded to head into the primary classroom for a day. Find out what she thought!  I am, by training, a modern languages teacher but am happy, when those nice people at Protocol Education call, to do general supply and bluff my way...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Admiration for Primary Supply Teachers


11-09-2013

Jo is a Canadian teacher from Ontario who is working as a Supply Teacher through Protocol Education in schools in Bristol. Today she reveals what her two years have taught her! Thanks to Protocol Education, I’ve been happily supply teaching...

Tags: Jo, Supply teacher, Primary, Teach in Bristol, Canadian teacher, Tips, Supply Teaching, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Advice from an Experienced Supply Teacher


29-07-2014

Lyn has recently taken part in a focus group for TES and feels that the picture being painted isn't always a true reflection.  Has anyone seen the recent edition of the TES (22nd July) with a picture on the cover of a supposed woman teacher...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Armour


28-05-2014

Are you looking for some useful books to add to your classroom? Sophie shares her suggestions which a particular focus on art.  Now it is the holidays it is a great time to stock up on resources and here are just a few art books which I would...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, art, resources, teaching, ideas

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Art books are great to have in the classroom


19-03-2015

You can model moral values as a supply teacher - particularly in relation to behaviour. Lyn can show you the way!  Classroom management is the biggest challenge for us casual supply teachers. It always has been. We encounter a myriad of behaviours...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Behaviour Management With Moral Values


18-09-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Having recently been involved in a speed awareness course Lynne realised the importance of a comfortable learning enviornment....

Tags: lyn, secondary, teacher, QTS, supply teacher, learning, teach in Bristol, Protocol Education, teaching enviroment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being Comfortable when Learning


02-12-2014

Lyn shares her own view on blogging as supply teacher in reaction to blog written by supply teacher Mike Stuchbery. I read in the paper recently that Mike Stuchbery, the supply teacher who made headlines when he banned the word 'banter'...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Blogging as a Supply Teacher


27-06-2014

Hannah has been confronted with many assumptions when on daily supply. She tackles them in her blog.  I work in primary schools, preferably with day-to-day work, and often meet the teachers I am covering for the day. There are instant assumptions...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Challenging Assumptions


10-05-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol.Today's post sees Lynne pondering the local school boys and how they seem to leave home seemingly unprepared...

Tags: Lyn, Protocol Education, Teach in Bristol, School boys, Shakespeare, Primary Supply Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Creeping like Snail, Unwilling to School


09-09-2014

Sometimes you may find yourself in the situation of leaving handover notes for another supply teacher. Hannah guides us through the process. Dear Supply, from Supply From time to time, on long-term supply, you may wish or need to take a day...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Dear Supply, From Supply


26-09-2014

Does Sir Michael Wilshaw Have a Fan Club? If not, I will start one... Yesterday, on Today where he was being interviewed about his latest report, the chief inspector of schools said that heads and senior teachers should be visible around schools checking...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Does Sir Michael Wilshaw Have a Fan Club?


29-09-2014

Knowing what to take with you when you are supply teaching can be tricky. Hannah gives us her best recommendations.  If you’re preparing for primary supply teaching this term, it’s a really good idea to have a bag with some essential...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teaching, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Essential Supply Teaching Kit


15-12-2014

Lynn is dismayed on two counts to read the results of the latest British Council survey on school exchange trips abroad.  As a supply teacher, the decline of these exchanges has meant a decline in the work one gets covering for the accompanying...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Foreign Language Learning in Situ


16-07-2014

Have you run into a supply teacher? Hannah strongly encourages you to strike up a conversation with them. When in schools, I often come across other supply teachers (usually from Protocol Education as that’s the agency the school is obviously...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Friendly Neighbourhood Supply-woman


23-04-2013

We are excited to welcome Orianne, a Canadian teacher who is preparing to move to the UK with a classmate to teach through Protocol Education in Bristol. Her first post for us reveals what has helped her most in planning her move abroad.  Protocol...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian trained, Teaching jobs in Bristol, Teaching jobs in UK, Protocol Education, Primary teacher, Travel and teach

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting Ready to Jump Across the Pond!


21-08-2014

Dating and supply teaching - you wouldn't think they would have many similiarities! Or do they? Like any first date your first supply day in September is a massive learning curve. What's the best manner to adopt? What to wear? And, after...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Going On Your First Date With Supply Teaching


06-01-2015

The last school term brought its range of news stories. What was your reaction to the new National Curriculum, SEND reform and the workload of teacher's? Lyn's New Year resolutions relates to her reaction to these news stories.  One...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Happy New Year from Lyn


11-09-2014

Wise words by Sophie who gives us tips for making the most of supply teachin - you never know where it may lead! It is often easy as a supply teacher to feel like you’re not as important or you do not need to make an impression as your only...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How to Make the Most of Supply Teaching


12-09-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is has recently moved to the UK with a classmate to teach through Protocol Education in Bristol. Moving your life from one country to another can be stressful. Let's find out how Orianne has found the journey... As...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Move to UK, Supply Teacher, Accommodation, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: It is Time


14-11-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Lynne shares her view on the use of literacy in the classroom and believes it needs to be addressed. As supply...

Tags: Lyn, Protocol Education, MFL, Food Technology, Secondary, Bristol, UK, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Keeping Up


21-05-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is preparing to move to the UK with a classmate to teach through Protocol Education in Bristol. Today she talks about technology in the classroom - and when to use it effectively. Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter - Pinterest Don't...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian trained, Teaching jobs in Bristol, Teaching jobs in UK, Protocol Education, Primary teacher, Technology

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Know WHEN to use Technology in the Classroom


01-07-2014

Even in the most challenging of environments it's important to look the new and good things. Hannah explains more in her latest blog.  As I’m being marched briskly through the corridors of an unfamiliar school, wondering what fate...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking for Good Things


30-01-2013

Manners in the Curriculum? Whenever the BBC wants an 'expert' to pontificate about educational issues on the Today programme they invariably wheel out Anthony Seldon, Master of Wellington College and I invariably shout at the radio. I don't...

Tags: Lyn, Secondary, Supply Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Manners, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Manners in the Curriculum?


15-10-2014

Marking is part of your daily supply responsibility. But what's the best way? Hannah gives her tips.  Here are some little tips for marking as a short-term primary supply teacher to help you out in your first few days. These do depend...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Marking Work


19-02-2014

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Lynne shares her thoughts in recent findings in her local authority.  I was really shocked to read in my local...

Tags: Lyn, Secondary, Bristol, Supply, attitudes, local-authority, challenges, lowest, statistics, concerns

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mixed Messages


25-02-2015

Lyn responds to recent research addressing the accents of young teachers.  Recent research suggests that young teachers are under pressure to drop their regional accents and adopt received pronunciation. "Many felt they had to modify their...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Modifying Your Accent


10-07-2014

We can sometimes can't help but to have favourites! Hannah runs through what puts one particular school at the top of the list.  I prefer day-to-day supply work to long term, so I visit a number of different schools while working and I...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Favourite School


21-03-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools in  Bristol  through Protocol Education. Lynne discusses the obstacles to keeping students engaged during online learning. Online Learning "Ah,...

Tags: Lyn, Supply Teacher, Bristol, ICT, Technology, Online Learning, Secondary, Protocol Education, Teach in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Online Learning and Supply Teaching


06-10-2014

I have not blogged for a while and, if I say that it is because I have been too busy, I fear sounding pathetic. Before I retired from full-time teaching I used to meet up with former colleagues who had bailed out ahead of me and, when they said how...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Opening Doors


22-08-2014

If you are new to supply or are looking for a bit of guidance we can help. Let's start with what to pack in your supply bag. Here is what Sophie packs. Packing the Supply bag – useful tips! When I started on the supply register and...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Packing The Supply Bag


22-08-2014

Most of the time lesson plans are left... but what do you do on the day that there isn't anything left for you? Hannah helps us prepare for this.  I am usually met with planning and a timetable, but if not, I have some stand-by lessons...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Planning For No Planning


26-06-2014

We all can use some useful tips in the classroom and has teachers we love little things that help make our job a little easier. Sophie suggests using post-it-notes.  Now I know post-it-notes are such a simple resource in a classroom but they...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, resources, lessons, ideas, share, community

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Post-it Notes


25-04-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Today she discusses how she, as a supply teacher, feels about the introduction of longer lessons.   Register for Teaching...

Tags: Lyn, Supply Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Secondary, Protocol Education, Behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Prolonging the Agony


24-03-2014

Chris is a Deputy Headteacher at a secondary school near Bristol, responsible for curriculm, assessment, reporting, monitoring, engagement with parents, and a whole raft of other things. He is a teacher of English and Media Studies. His blogs are...

Tags: ChrisH, Bristol, Secondary, Deputy-Headteacher, education, thoughts, year-11, motivation, exams, hope,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Proud Letters


14-03-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Sophie discovered a reading program recently and shares her thoughts on it and why you should be using it.  When supplying at a school I came across...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, supply, NQT, books, reading, World-Book-Day, possibilities, opportunities,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Read For My School


24-07-2014

Sophie reflects on her year supply teaching and how she has found it.  When I came out of University I panicked, I did not have a permanent role and decided it would be best to go on the supply register. I did not want to do this but after...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Reflection on the Supply Register


17-07-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. School trip season means lots of work for supply teachers but Lynne admits she doesn't envy the teachers she...

Tags: Lyn, Supply Teacher, School trip, field trips, Secondary teacher, Teach in Bristol, Summer, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: School Trip Season


26-03-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Sophie talks us through some tips for getting through our supply days, and helping our children get through too.  Sleep…or lack of it! The...

Tags: Sophiew, Bristol, NQT, supply, sleep, exercise, engagement, tired, focus, concentration

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Sleep or lack of it


24-05-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher working in high schools through Protocol Education in Bristol and a regular Protoblogger! Her post today explains why she thinks a staffroom is an important part of a school - even if...

Tags: Lyn, Supply Teacher, Secondary, Staffroom, Manners, Teach in Bristol, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Staffroom Courtesies


28-05-2013

Beth is a Secondary  teacher working in schools in Leicester through Protocol Education. Todays post reveals what supply teaching has taught her after 8 years at the same school. Supply is Distilled Experience I've...

Tags: Beth, Secondary Teacher, CPD, Teaching Jobs in Bristol, Supply Teaching, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply is Distilled Experience


11-09-2014

Lyn gives new supply teachers a good piece of advice.  I can imagine that for an inexperienced, young supply teacher walking into a classroom to find a teaching assistant in situ might well be a daunting experience. Secondary TAs are mostly...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teacher Advice


14-01-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. In her first Protoblog of the 2013 she discusses seasonal blues, and the temptations the slower supply months bring with them. Register...

Tags: Supply Teaching, Lyn, Teach in Bristol, Protocol Education, Protoblog, teaching jobs, Supply Work

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teacher Seasonal Blues


12-07-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Lynne thinks that the Think Tank responsible for questioning Teaching Assistant's impact of educational outcomes...

Tags: Lyn, Secondary Teacher, Supply Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Teaching Assistants, Education Reform

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teachers need TAs


29-05-2013

Jo is a Canadian teacher from Ontario who is working as a Supply Teacher through Protocol Education in schools in Bristol. Today she Introduces us to her simple but very effective way of making sure she remembers what works for each class...

Tags: Jo, Canadian Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Supply Teacher, Tips, Notes, Behaviour, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Take Note and Take Notes


19-09-2014

Sometimes daily supply teaching work is quiet and you might take up a learning support assistant role for the day. Sophie shares what she learnt on that particular day. When I first started supply teachinh and there was not much work on one particular...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Taking up LSA opportunities


14-05-2015

Hannah reflects on her time as a language assistant and how it has prepared her for teaching.  Hoşgeldiniz, Çoçuklar (means 'Welcome, children' in Turkish) My first job in schools was as a language assistant. As a...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching English as an Additional Language


09-09-2013

Jo is a Canadian teacher from Ontario who is working as a Supply Teacher through Protocol Education in schools in Bristol.  “Miss, what did you do on your summer break?” Well… I got married. That’s right...

Tags: Jo, Supply Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Summer, Names, Primary Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Big Name Change


25-03-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools in  Bristol  through Protocol Education.  The Weakest Link Sarcasm should not be in any teacher's toolkit but I have to admit that there is one situation...

Tags: Lyn, Supply Teacher, Secondary, Teach in Bristol, Protocol Education, The Weakest Link

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Weakest Link


06-10-2014

Whether you’re a teacher or supply a great piece of advice I have been given is use the resources you already have. One meaning of this is using the great websites and clips already out there to help catch children’s attention. There...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Using the Resources Around You


08-04-2013

Jo is a Canadian teacher from Ontario who is working as a Supply Teacher through Protocol Education in schools in Bristol. Looking for a teaching or support job in a school or nursery? register here or search for jobs Every...

Tags: Jo, Canadian Teacher, Supply Teacher, Teach in Bristol, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Using your "Foreign-ness"


11-04-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Are you lesson planning this school break? Why not put some videos in your planning? The use of video in the classroom All children learn in different...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, supply, video, lesson-planning, variation, classroom, assesment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Video in the Classroom


10-04-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. If you are travelling this Easter break, keep in mind what experiences you will be able to share with your students when you get back.  Visits Really...

Tags: Sophiew, Bristol, NQT, supply, travel,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Visits Really Count


19-04-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Sophie explains a get active initiative called Wake and Shake and why you should consider using it.  Wake and Shake One idea to get the children...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, supply, exercise, activity, wake-up, movement, KS1, PE

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Wake and Shake


02-07-2014

In her latest blog, Sophie stresses the importance of using a working wall and how you can use it when you are supply teacher.  I want to highlight the importance of using a working wall. I am currently working in a school where this is a...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply, resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Working Walls


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