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16-10-2014

Sam is currently working with a child who has ADHD. He has written a poem from his student's persective.  ADHD I’m not trying to be bad I’ve got ADHD My brain don’t work proply I wish you could see I just can’t...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Poem - ADHD


10-11-2014

Susan looks back on her memories of being an NQT and offers her advice.  I’ve been teaching for over a decade, but I still remember that first year in the big wide teaching world. It is very much sink or swim. You are no longer supervised...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being an NQT


09-12-2014

Amanda moved to teach in England earlier in the term. It's been going really well however she has found a few differences in the lingo!  Before you begin teaching in the UK, or even after your first day, there are some words and sayings...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Classroom Lingo To Go


12-03-2015

How do you promote positive behaviour in your classroom? Amanda has created Miss Hatt's Cash - don't worry, she isn't giving away real money!  I have recently taken over a year 3 class as their teacher has gone on maternity leave....

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Creating A Classroom Economy


06-11-2014

Sarah is next on the list to offer her best tips for tackling your CV and preparing for your interview.  The daunting time everyone dreads, yet all you want to do is your best and score the job! But obviously everyone else going for the...

Tags: Sarah, Australian-trained, Chelmsford, supply, primary, CV, interviews

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: CV and Interview Tips by Sarah


15-09-2014

For most of us, we are two or three weeks into the new school year. Susan has had a chance to think back on the first week and how it went in her new school. So I turned up, bright eyed, and bushy tailed to the first day. I feel blessed that my...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Week Back


08-12-2014

Sometimes having another adult in the room can put you off as Jessica explains in her latest blog. They can also be a great resources! When I was a student teacher, the most stressful part of my practicum was having to teach in front of another...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting the Most From Your Teaching Assistant


11-11-2014

Amanda shares one of her interview experiences.  Interviews for long term positions can be quite nerve wracking.  I personally have been through a few myself and my stomach was in knots each time.  Just remember, you DO know what...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting Through An Interview


03-02-2015

Feeling the pinch coming into half-term? Amanda has some tips for making your groceries go that extra mile. Grocery shopping in the UK is much different than North America.  You do have a wide variety of stores to choose from, but each one is...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Grocery Shopping - UK versus Canada


10-12-2014

Lining up a long-term position for January and heading to an interview? Susan gives her advice.  I have been on my fair share of interviews, namely because I am pretty bad at them. They are in fact a sales pitch, and you are the product. So...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview Advice from Susan


19-06-2014

Sarah has recently moved the UK and taken up supply teaching with Protocol Education. 1. What do you love about doing supply work? I love the adventure of supply. I love that you don’t know what class you will be in, let alone the school,...

Tags: Sarah, Australian-trained, Chelmsford, supply, primary, teacher, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Sarah


20-06-2014

Thinking about working as a supply teacher? Susan can tell you what she thinks of it and why it suits her. 1. What do you love about doing supply work? Supply work gives you shorter hours, less planning, more flexibility. It's not always...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Susan


04-06-2014

Susan discusses the issues of being a supply teacher when you've been a head of department for 6 years.  I have been teaching for 15 years, which included six years as a head of department. I loved my job where I was for ten years, but...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Issues of being a supply teacher


08-07-2014

Susan takes a moment to look back on her teaching year and the big changes that have taken place.  I started this academic year as a Head of Faculty full of motivation, enthusiasm and fantastic memories of travelling to Australia over the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Year In Reflection


24-11-2014

Jessica provides you with some questions you should consider asking yourself and your potential school before you take on a long-term position.  Being offered a long-term teaching position is a wonderful thing! For a daily supply teacher,...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Long-Term Supply Position


17-03-2015

Sam read a fantastic book last term called Mercury’s Child by Warwick Dyer. It is more for parenting than teaching. But he feels he got a lot out of it to use in the classroom. He has put a poem together and shares his views on how this book...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Reasons for Behaviour


25-02-2015

Susan discusses her experience of working as a PE teacher and being as inclusive as possible in her lessons.  My school is renowned for its excellent School Development Department (SDD), so much so that pupils travel across the borough to...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: School Development Department


19-02-2013

Jennifer is a Canadian Primary Teacher working in a Primary School in Essex through Protocol Education. As a foriegner she reflects on learning "British Spellings" from her students, and how she's adapted to the differences in speaking...

Tags: Jennifer, Canadian Teacher, British Language, Protocol Education Chelmsford, Teach in UK, Teach in Essex, Spelling, Speaking

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Speaking and Spellings for Teachers


22-08-2014

Susan gives up a recap of what she has got up to this summer. I usually count down the days to the summer holidays, after long terms, stressful exam preparations and just my body being in need of some R and R. As a supply teacher, this summer was...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Count Down


04-09-2013

Wondering what supply teaching is like in Essex? Here's what some of our lovely teachers had to say about their experience working with Protocol Education manager Claire and her team... "Since embarking on supply work, Protocol Education...

Tags: Testimonials, Teach in Essex, Protocol Education Chelmsford, Primary teacher, Secondary teacher,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching in Chelmsford


06-11-2014

Sam's previous blog was a poem from the perspective of a child with ADHD.  I have no teaching qualifications so what I’ve written is based on a lot of training, a bit of reading and a few years experience in different classrooms around...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supporting a Child with ADHD


07-10-2014

Sometimes when we move to a a new country and in the interest of saving money, we don't have the luxury of living on our own. This means that you need to share with others. Amanda shares her experience of living with other teachers. Living...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Life With Roommates


02-10-2014

Jessica joins our blogging team and shares who you can use a 'cheat-sheet' as a supply teacher.  Surviving Supply: Creating School Information Cheat-Sheets Walking into a new classroom every day can be a daunting task. Each school...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Supply


27-10-2014

Jessica explains how we should move into 2014 and use electronic devices help us out when we are supply teaching.  Surviving Supply: Electronic Ease It’s Monday morning. You get a call from Protocol Education asking you to cover...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Supply: Electronic Ease


12-06-2014

Sarah found some time recently to reflect on her experiences and what inspired her to get into teaching.  As I sit here and reflect on moving to the UK from Australia, taking the leap, living the dream I’ve had for over 5 years, and...

Tags: Sarah, Australian-trained, Chelmsford, supply, primary, teacher, reflections

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Taking a Moment to Reflect


07-04-2015

Amanda has been living in the UK for a little while now and has some great advice on saving money.  What is better than eating at new restaurants, sightseeing, and shopping while abroad? Saving money while doing it! In the UK, vouchers (coupons)...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Dish on Discounts


23-10-2014

A word of warning from Amanda about setting up your internet connection in the UK.  Setting up internet is not something you would think you have to worry much about, but think again.  In North America, to set up internet or to have it...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Guide to UK Internet


09-09-2014

Susan is off to a 'new' job. Heading off to a new job can raise a whole series of questions... and not often about teaching.  So this is my first new job (ignoring supply work this last year) for over ten years. With that comes the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The New Term


18-11-2014

Amanda has been living in the UK for less than 3months and she offers those yet to come her travel advice on trains.  Getting around London and the surrounding areas can be confusing and expensive if you don't know where to start. I...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Travel By Train


07-10-2014

Susan found herself volunteering for a school trip in her new job. She shares how the day went.  I've thrown myself right into my schools extra curricular provision. When an email came around asking for a volunteer to go gliding I responded...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Trips


17-06-2014

A day of supply can sometimes be tough and it's easy to be isolating. Susan has recently become a supply teacher and she reminds us that we can all have bad days, and that it's ok. I’ve been teaching for fifteen years, including ten years...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: We All Have Bad Days


02-07-2014

Susan was lucky enough to go to Wimbledon this year. If you have a day off she suggests you make the effort.  After a tough couple of weeks supply in about 6 different schools I needed a break!! So as it's Wimbledon fortnight I decided...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What To Do On Your Day Off


17-03-2014

Zahra works as a support consultant for our Essex branch at Protocol Education. Before joining us she worked in a mainstream secondary school as a LSA, working predominantly with pupils with autism.  Here Zahra describes some effective strategies...

Tags: Zahra, Chelmsford, Essex, SEN, teaching-assistant, strategies, LSA

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Working Effectively in Special Educational Needs


20-01-2015

Ever overheard something in your school playground and wondered what it meant? Susan has a few translated for you! A lesson in the youth of today I remember hearing the phrase 'she's havin beef' about 8 years ago and being completely...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Youth of Today


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