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14-10-2010

Thanks to all of you who have expressed an interest in meeting a UK Principal, the response has been phenomenal. We still have a few slots left to meet a Principal in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane at the end of the month, so if you are keen call or...

Tags: Protocol Education. Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Primary Teaching Jobs. Jobs for January 2011, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Interview Slots with UK Principals in Australia filling up fast...


24-03-2011

Below is a debut ProtoBlog by Karla, an Australian Teacher currently teaching in the UK through Protocol South London. Hitting the Ground Running... Excursion with 30 relatively unknown children to unknown destination. Parent teacher interviews....

Tags: Teach in London, Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How I Hit the Ground Running ...and Survived, by Karla


23-09-2010

If you are a teacher who is looking at securing a long term position in the UK then we have some great news for you! Protocol Education can now confirm that we are flying over a Head Teacher representing the London borough of Newham who will be...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Casual teaching, Supply teaching, Teaching jobs in London, Teach London, Newham, Primary Teaching Jobs, Interactive Whiteboards, London Olympics,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Interviews with a UK Principal - in Australia!


21-07-2011

Heading to the UK for a January start? Read on for our top tips for getting the most out of your Overseas Experience….. Let’s face it, when you step off that plane at Heathrow airport in the peak of winter, thongs and board shorts,...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Primary Teaching Jobs, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Special Needs Jobs, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: What you need to know before you go!


26-01-2011

This is honestly one of the easiest things you will do as part of your big move to England. Don’t worry about trying to set one up from this side – Protocol Education and HSBC Bank have teamed up to make this process quick and easy for...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Getting paid for teaching in the UK, Supply Teaching, Protocol Education, Bank accounts.

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: ££££ Bank Accounts ££££


23-10-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Here she shares her thoughts on 'new' issues in teaching. As one goes through life it can be entertaining...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teacher, physical education, humiliation,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 'New' Issues in Teaching


25-05-2011

Let’s face it; the beer garden is an essential part of a British summer, a place where days can disappear. Protocol Education has done some research so we can offer you a list of some of Britain’s favourite pubs with gardens, including...

Tags: teach in UK, protocol Education, summer holidays in the UK, britains best pubs with gardens

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 of the Best - Pubs with Gardens - Part 1


01-06-2011

Let’s face it; the beer garden is an essential part of a British summer, a place where days can disappear. Protocol Education has done some research so we can offer you a list of some of Britain’s favourite pubs with gardens, including...

Tags: Supply teaching, summer holidays in Britain, what to do during school summer holidays, teach in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 of the Best - Pubs with Gardens - Part 2


20-05-2013

Landed that long-term role? Here's a 10 item check list for your first week! Contact us - Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs Top 10 Things To Do In The First Week Of School 1. Learn the behaviour...

Tags: Ivan, Secondary Teacher, Long-Term Role, Overseas trained teacher, Tips, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 Things to Do In the First Week of School


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


16-03-2015

Kiesha is a consultant in our Uxbridge office. Like many of us, she has friends who are teachers, particularly NQTs, and she has been concerned about the challenges and stresses they have expressed. Kiesha is also concerned about how this...

Tags: Kiesha, Staff, Uxbridge

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 Ways to Handle PGCE Stress


27-04-2015

If you are looking for a new role in September chances are you will be having an interview during the course of the Summer Term. How do you prepare? Giles gives his best tips that will put your ease.  Ah teaching interviews. What fresh circle...

Tags: Giles, Manchester, teacher, interview

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 12 Tips to Ace Your Interview


13-05-2013

Teresa, a Kiwi Secondary Teacher in London, reveals how she deals with money worries during the long summer break.  What should I do over summer? If I had a pound for every time some one told me that teachers are ‘lucky’...

Tags: Teresa, Kiwi Teacher, Secondary Teacher, Supply Teaching, Summer Holiday, Money, Protocol Education, Teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 3 Solutions to Summer Money Worries


27-02-2015

In need of a five minute activity or something to keep up your sleeve for wet break times? Maybe a group that won’t settle or still just can’t grasp a concept in lessons; try one of Samantha's three below.  1. A name game There...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 3 Ways to Include Drama Techniques Into All Teaching


08-01-2013

Secondary Supply teacher Giles, who works for Protocol Education Manchester , reveals three of his best tactics to keep a class under control when you arrive to find that no lesson plans have been left for you! Looking for a teaching or support...

Tags: Giles, Supply Teacher, Teach in UK, Protocol Education, Resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 3 Ways to Play for Time


17-11-2016

4 Myths About Umbrella Companies   With most agencies promoting umbrella companes as the best way to be paid when teaching in the UK, here are some myths busted about them that will make you think twice.  Remember you always have...

Tags: umbrella companies, PAYE, teaching in London, casual teaching in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 4 Myths about Umbrella Companies


07-09-2015

Taking a class of your own for the first time? You are not alone! Fiona, one of our teachers, has put together some great advice to help you cope.  I moved from Australia to London at the beginning of the summer term to take on a class...

Tags: Education, School, Teachers, NQT, new teachers

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 4 Tips For New Teachers


14-12-2016

When you’re doing your research to make your move to the UK to teach, it can be incredibly confusing.  So many agencies, so little (apparent) difference. Nearly all agencies will tell you the same thing: Yes, you’ll have an...

Tags: Teaching in London, Teaching Agencies for Australians in the UK, Teaching Agencies for Australians in England, Teaching Agencies for Australians in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 5 Things UK Teaching Agencies Won't Tell You


25-03-2015

Amy understands that as a supply teacher that behaviour management can be even more of a challenge. You may find that the students don't respect you as much as their usual class teacher, and not knowing their names can make discipline even...

Tags: AmyTR, West Midlands, Watford, Behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 5 Ways To Encourage Behaviour for Learning


24-03-2015

Alysha secured her current long-term postion while still based in Australia. She has picked up a few tips for other international teachers along the way. One of the Protocol Education team asked me if I had any thoughts on interview tips for securing...

Tags: Alysha, Interview, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 6 Interview Tips For Securing A Position From Overseas


07-04-2015

Miranda sweeps in and saves the day to remind us of 6 weapons that will help you on those supply teaching days when no lesson plans are left or can't be found!  Top resources are a sturdy weapon against the blank page, the unusable whiteboard,...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 6 Weapons Against No Lesson Plans When Supply Teaching


04-09-2013

1.    Become obsessed by spelling and grammar. Have you, like, even read the framework for the new 2014 Primary Curriculum? YOLO, which is a  good thing I think, since one would surely not wish  to go on existing forever in...

Tags: Miranda, Primary Teacher, Supply Teaching, Teaching jobs in Manchester, Spelling and Grammar, To Do, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 8 Things to do when you are waiting for work


22-09-2014

What would you do without your teaching assistant? Miranda is grateful for the ones she has had the privilege to work with.  As a supply teacher, who mainly works short contracts, and mostly day to day,  I find that teaching assistants...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Big Up to the Teaching Assistant Army


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


03-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Her second ProtoBlog reflects on how the beauty of being a supply teacher is that it allows her see the very best and very worst in schools and learn to...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Supply Worker, Teach in Wolverhampton, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Common Question


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


15-10-2014

Marion offers us an insight into her day as a nursery nurse. Up Bright and Early The day starts when I wake up, strolling out of bed rubbing my blurry eyes,  thinking the weekend has vanished. Walking in a daze to the bathroom I turn on...

Tags: Marion, Nursery-Nurse, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Day in the Life of a Nursery Nurse


26-04-2011

It goes by many names, from; Supply, Emergency, Casual Relief Teaching, however it is quite similar to what you would expect in Australian Schools and there are no huge differences. In an ideal world you will be pre-booked by your UK Consultant,...

Tags: supply, emergency, casual, relief, resources, lessons

Category: Overseas Trained Teachers

Read: A Day in the Life of a Supply Teacher


04-02-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. In her new Protoblog she shares the ups and downs of a recent day of supply teaching - and why she decided to look on the bright side! A...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Day Of Downs and Ups


30-04-2014

Samantha is a Secondary drama teacher and is currently in a long term role in East London. She gives us a run down of what happens at her parents evenings.  A Drama Peachers Parents Evening Parents evening is the single most scary...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, parents, evening, drama,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Drama Teachers Parents Evening


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


21-01-2015

Amelie moved to the UK a little over 3 months ago. She shares with us decision to come and the experiences she has had so far.  I have been living and teaching in London for 3 months now, but my relationship with Protocol Education started 5 years...

Tags: Amelie, Canada, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A French Canadian in London


08-08-2011

  Here's the first of a three parter by Darren, an Australian teacher currently working in the UK through Protocol Education. Behaviour Management - A Three Part Harmony (Part 1) I'm not sure about you, but my experiences...

Tags: Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Tips on Behaviour Management, UK Schools, Protocol Education

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: A Guide to Behaviour Management, by Darren


11-08-2011

  Darren's latest blog follows on from A Guide To Behaviour Management. Darren is an Australian Teacher currently teaching in the UK through Protocol Education. A Guide to Behaviour Management: Part 2 A Script for Starting the...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in England, Teach in London, Uk Schools, Protocol Education, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching, Special Needs Teaching

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: A Guide to Behaviour Management, Part 2, by Darren


15-08-2011

Continuing his Guide to Behaviour Management Blog, here is Darren's latest instalment. Darren is an Australian teacher currently teaching in the UK through Protocol Education. Maintaining A Sane Classroom Ok, so you've given yourself...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Overseas trained teachers, Teach in England, English Schools, Teach in Cambridge, Protocol Education, Behaviour Management, Australian Teachers, Facebook, Twitter

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: A Guide to Behaviour Management, Part 3


08-04-2014

Danielle is an experienced special educational needs primary teacher who holds British Sign Language Level 2. She was inspired to write for us after seeing an article discussing languages in schools.  A (British) Sign (Language) of our times? Recently...

Tags: Danielle, LondonSEN, SEN, teacher, BSL, language, French, Spanish, German, needs, access, grammar, dialect, talking

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Sign of Our Times?


13-05-2013

Heather is a Primay Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education.Her post today reveals what she learned from  viewing teaching from the perspective of her students.  A Sit Down With...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, Primary Teacher, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Blog

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Sit Down with Students


21-07-2014

We have our ups and downs working at different schools. Lynn points out some of the stark differences between some of the schools she has worked in.  A Tale of Two Schools - Working in the Parallel Universe As a supply teacher it is interesting...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Tale of Two Schools


08-03-2017

Stephanie is a teacher originally from Canada, and in this latest blog she wants to give some advice (and hopefully inspiration) to other teachers from Australia, New Zealand & Canada in making the move away from home.   Congratulations,...

Tags: Stephanie, Teaching in London, Travel, Teaching in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Teacher's Journey to London


24-06-2011

Fiona is a great teaching assistant who works in both mainstream and SEN schools through Protocol Education. Her latest ProtoBlog is about her experience working supply in mainstream UK schools. My Job as a Teaching Assistant I love working...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teaching Assistant work, Teach in Nottingham, Supply Teaching, Relief teaching, casual teaching, teaching agencies in London, teaching agencies in the UK, teaching agencies in England

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: A Teaching Assistant at a Mainstream School, by Fiona


23-07-2014

Samantha sums up her year in a few words and encourages us to take this time to stop, breath and say well done to ourselves. Thinking about my last year as a teacher, I was going to have a very deep and through reflection of what happened, what...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Year in the Life of a Teacher


17-01-2014

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. Lynne explains that supply teachers need to be smart and decisive when judging the nature of the classes they teach,...

Tags: Lyn, Secondary, supply, teaching, ideas, tips, behaviour, not-always-easy, adapt, discipline, classroom

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Adapting to Behaviour


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


08-03-2011

Here is a debut ProtoBlog by Darren, an Australian NQT who made the move to teach in the UK through Protocol Education. What do I wear?... and other advice for male NQTs Moving From Australia to Cambridge Part 1: Before You Go Ahhh,...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach In Cambridge, Teach in England, Secondary Teachers, Primary Teachers, NQTs

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Advice for an Australian NQT, Part 1


28-03-2011

Following on from Advice for an Australian NQT, Part 1, Darren goes on to talk about things to think about if you are making the big move to teach in the UK. Darren is currently teaching in the UK through Protocol Education Cambridge. More Advice...

Tags: Teach in Cambridge, Teach in London, Primary Teaching, SEcondary Teaching, Cambridge Schools, Protocol Education,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Advice for an Australian NQT, Part 2, by Darren


17-01-2017

Mitch is one of our Australian consultants helping recruit teachers for the UK. Recently he was contacted by Camilla, a teacher who he had worked with several years ago, regarding the recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald about UK education...

Tags: Teaching in London, Mitch, Protocol Education, Australian teachers in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Advice for Prospective UK 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


20-08-2014

There are changes ahead and Miranda thinks that her supply teaching experience has prepared her well.  My primary supply teaching experience this year has really helped to set me up for the months ahead when all primary practitioners will...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: All Change at the Chalkface


04-02-2014

Chris is an experienced UK headteacher from Manchester, who recently took the opportunity to teach overseas through Protocol Education. In his debut blog, he shares with us his thoughts, first impressions and experiences of dealing with a different...

Tags: ChrisF, International-teachers, Middle-East, opportunities, experience, learning, systems, curriculum, differences, levels, assessment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: All that Glitters is not Gold!


22-11-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is based in Bristol. Like many of our International teachers, they get asked to make comparisons between the schools here and back home. Orianne shares one big difference she has found since teaching...

Tags: Orianne, Protocol Education, Learning, Alphabet Soup, Spelling, Classroom, Canada, Bristol

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Alphabet Soup


17-10-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. While the weather is changing and many of us may have forgotten that we even had a Summer Gareth reflects and shares his Summer...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, Teaching, Supply, Secondary, Australia, Holidays, Destinations, Summer, Rainy days, Breaks, Travel, Australian

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Alternative Holiday Desintations


29-01-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs - Contact Us The Apocalypse So here we are on the other side of tomorrow....

Tags: Gareth, Australian, Secondary, Primary, Teach in London, Protocol Education, The Apocalypse

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: An Australian Teacher's view on The Apocalypse


22-02-2013

We are delighted to introduce Megan - our newest Proto-blogger. Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant who has recently moved over to the UK. Today she shares the details of a rewarding project she was involved with in Florida - one which...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, Support Worker, Canadian, Protocol Education, Environmental Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: An Unexpected Experience


01-04-2014

Lauren is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education's Surrey team. Lauren is a very organised person and she explains the challenges she has found with organisation and supply teaching. And then I became a supply teacher... You...

Tags: LaurenK, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained, supply, challenges, overcome, organise, preparation, flexibility

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: And Then I Became a Supply Teacher


09-12-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather introduces us to Tula, her father's wonderful therapy dog who visits a local library to help children read. Yes, you...

Tags: Heather, Protocol Education, Learning, Teacher, Classroom, Stress, Benefits, Retirement, Animals, Therapy, Canadian Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Animals in Education


24-08-2016

Can I claim my flights to the UK to teach as a tax deduction? If so, should I claim them?   As an Aussie teacher making the move to the UK to teach, you of course want to try and save every penny you can to help in your trip. After all,...

Tags: Umbrella companies, flights, teaching in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Are My UK Flights Tax Deductible?


28-08-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. So the new school year has begun and students across the country are pulling on their school clothes once again. New shirts, ties, skirts, trousers and...

Tags: James, Uniform, Primary, Teach in Nottingham, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Are school uniforms a good idea?


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


20-08-2014

Casey is making the journey to the UK to teach... but maybe not as you would expect! My name is Casey and I'm an Australian. Yes, I confess, I'm one of the many Aussies who make their way to London each year to work, travel and soak...

Tags: Casey, Australian-trained, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Around the World in 80 Days


14-01-2015

Our blogger Alisha has now arrived in England and has got off to a great start. Hear about her experiences and her initial thoughts on her big move.  I can’t believe I am writing to you from my hotel room in Watford, England! It feels like...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Arriving in England


11-03-2014

Meg is a New Zealand trained teacher who has recently arrived in the UK and is a supply teacher in London with Protocol Education. Meg has hit the ground running since arriving in London and she shares her ups and downs so far.  Two...

Tags: Meg, LondonWest, New-Zealand-trained, London, arrival, changes, differences,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Arriving in London


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


17-06-2014

Continuing with our interviews with supply teachers, we caught up with Meg and asked about her experiences as a supply teacher with Protocol Education. 1) What do you love about doing supply work? Supply work is great if your focus is to travel,...

Tags: Meg, London, New-Zealand-Trained,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ask Me I Am A Supply Teacher


09-10-2014

Noticed we have had quite a few new bloggers recently? Well here is another, but this time it's an aspiring secondary teacher! Meet Jacinta...  I have recently graduated from University College Cork with a BA in History and Geography and...

Tags: Jacinta, Ireland, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Aspiring Secondary School Teacher


21-07-2015

Mitch Jones is Protocol Education’s NSW-based consultant working with Australian teachers in their move to the UK. In his latest blog he chats about the exchange rate and what the fluctuating numbers mean for you.   For anybody who...

Tags: Tranzfers, Exchange Rate, Teaching in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Aussie Dollar vs British Pound


15-12-2010

Be all you can be! By extending your Teaching in an International setting you are not only becoming a better educator, you are making yourself an attractive prospect for a position in Australia upon your return. It is a known fact that Aussie Principals...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach London, Teaching in England, Working Holiday UK, Supply Teaching england

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: AUSSIE PRINCIPALS SMILE UPON TEACHERS WITH INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE!


15-09-2010

Welcome to one of the first Protocol Education Australia Blogs. With offices across Australia you will be able to stay in touch with what’s happening in your State and hopefully attend an Information Session to get all the gossip on Teaching...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach London, Teach Overseas, UK Teaching Jobs, CRT in the UK

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie..Blog, blog, blog!


10-09-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education.  While our schools have been eerily empty over the summer, we've been enjoying the lovely weather that has hit London...

Tags: Heather, ProtoBlog, Primary Teacher, Canadian Teacher, Summer, Tips, Teach in London, Primary Supply, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Back to the Grind


06-11-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.  Basically, to slang or not to slang.  You get me? A few weeks ago I was watching the news and I was interested to hear about a school...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Teaching Assistant, Language, Slang, Learning, Teacher, Rastamouse

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Basically, to slang or not to slang.


20-06-2014

We've come to the end of National Supply Teacher Week today. Let's catch up with a few supply teachers before the day ends. Samantha shares her love of supply.  1. What do you love about doing supply work? Supply work gives freedom...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, NSTW, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Be a Supply Teacher


28-10-2014

Here are Samantha's tried and tested supply teaching behaviour management tips.  The nights I spent waking up having dreamt up a way to enter a class that doesn’t scream ‘I’m a supply’ I have lost count of. ...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Behaviour Management for Supply Teachers: Prevention


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


23-02-2015

Hannah outlines the importance of a teacher and learning assistant support working together for the best of a child who may present behavioural difficulties.  Working with children that present behavioural difficulties can be one of the biggest...

Tags: HannahB, CPD, Behaviour,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Behaviour Support in the Classroom


19-03-2014

Sam is an actor, director and general theatre enthusiast who works with Protocol Education as a teaching assistant in London. For the past six weeks he has been working on a one to one basis with a Year Four students at a primary school...

Tags: SamC, teaching-assistant, SEN, LSA, LondonSEN, LondonEast, support, chances, rewards, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being a One to One


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


25-04-2014

Lauren is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education's Surrey team. Lauren has come to the UK and begun supply teaching. She has already noticed a few differences and she highlights them in her...

Tags: LaurenK, LondonSouth, Surrey, Canadian-trained, overseas, teaching, supply, experience, recommend, culture, awareness, marking, feedback,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Benefits of Teaching Overseas


08-07-2014

What makes a brilliant day of supply teaching? Miranda has a few ideas.  The best experience of supply I have had - and continue to have from time to time - are ones where there is a bristling and lively mix of expectations for you to perform...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Best Experience of Supply I Have Had


17-07-2015

Timing your trip to the UK is a crucial part of your travels; arrive at the wrong time and you can be left with little or no work! Keeping an eye on the UK school calendar is one of the most important things you need to do when making your plans.   If...

Tags: UK School Terms, Casual teaching in the UK, Guaranteed casual work

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Best Time of Year to Arrive


19-06-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Today she tackles the subject of BBFs and whether children need guidance when it comes to classroom friendships.  Supporting...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Primary, Friendships, BFFs, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: BFFs and Classroom Friendships - What can you do?


10-02-2014

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol.  One lunchtime last week whilst doing my usual trawl through the educational publications lying about in the...

Tags: Lyn, Secondary, supply, attitudes, education, government, discipline

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Big Beasts


15-05-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda has recently accepted a long term role and feels that her supply experience has been of tremendous value. Big up for supply...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply, long-term, opportunities, value, experiences, recognition

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Big up for supply teachers


13-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Getting children inspired to write can be challenging at times, however, given an engaging experience, clear objectives and working...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, teacher, blitz, history, experiences, newsletter, recount, target,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Blitz Night


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


16-10-2015

Last month, over Protocol Education teachers joined us for our legendary Boat Party. We're all about the fun and we want to give our educators a chance to experience London in a unique and entertaining way. This year was no different. Relive...

Tags: boat party, education, school, teachers

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Boat Party 2015


22-11-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather usually write about Youtube videos she has come across, but in her latest blog she talks about Breaking Bad, the questions...

Tags: Heather, Canada, Protocol Education, Teaching, Breaking Bad, Questions, Classroom, Learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Breaking Bad


28-04-2014

Breeze your way through Parent Teacher Evening Parents/Guardians evening can often be seen as one of the more complicated parts of being a teacher and many teachers feel the pressure and it can be an overwhelming experience. We have devised four...

Tags: Protocol-Education, blogs, parents, parents-evening, organised, discussion, targets, effective, ease

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Breeze Your Way Through Parent Teacher Evening


15-03-2013

  Heather is a Primay Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Today she shares her pearls of wisdom with regards to budgeting and being properly prepared  financially when planning your move.   Looking...

Tags: Heather, Budgeting, Canadian Teacher, Primary, OTT, Protocol Education, Budgeting, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Budgeting as a Supply Teacher


16-10-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is has recently moved to the UK to teach through Protocol Education in Bristol. In her latest blog she shares some great ideas for those days that you don't get a call. Call-less Especially...

Tags: Orianna, Canadian, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Teacher, Learning, children, excitement, days, season

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Call-less


24-08-2012

Lisa is a Canadian Primary/Secondary Teacher working through Protocol Education Watford, and uses the blog to share her experiences teaching in the UK! Looking for a teaching or support job in schools? register here or search for jobs Gold...

Tags: Liss, Teacher, Primary, Secondary, Canadian Trained Teacher, OTT, Teach in Luton, Watford,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Canadian Teacher Lisa: Golds Stars for Protocol Education!


18-02-2015

Kaitlin has recently arrived in the UK and is keen to share her experiences and her expectations of moving here. We wonder if it has matched up?  A little over a year ago, I was having coffee in Canberra, Australia with a uni friend when the idea...

Tags: Kaitlin, Australia, Cambridge

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Canberra to Cambridge


30-06-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian secondary teacher in Milton Keynes who blogs for Protocol Education regularly. She believes that incorporating celebrations of culture into her lessons can be invaluable for her students. As a teacher and an Aboriginal...

Tags: Kirsten, Culture, Secondary Supply Teacher, Aboriginal, Classroom Visitor, History, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Celebrating Culture


16-09-2014

Daniela knows that there are does that she couldn't have survived without her teaching assistant.  I cannot even count the number of times my housemates and myself have come home after a day of supply teaching and have said “and...

Tags: DanielaB, London, Canadian-trained, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Celebrating Teaching Assistants


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


07-10-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Ever had an odd conversation with a child? Emma shares some of her stories. Children say the funniest things. I remember when I was very young and I had some...

Tags: Protocol Education, supply, teaching, learning, overheard, children, funniest, story

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Children say the Funniest Things


17-05-2014

Lauren is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education's Surrey team. Lauren has recently taken on a long-term role, however it wasn't easy coming to her decision and there were many things she...

Tags: LaurenK, Canada, LondonSouth, Surrey, Canadian-trained, overseas, choices, opportunities, long-term, short-term, daily, supply, decisions

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Choosing Between Long-term and Supply


04-03-2015

Amy has moved from one London to another! In her debut blog she shares her experiences and offers advice to those considering the move.  When I first decided to move to London, UK (which needs to be differentiated from my hometown of London,...

Tags: AmyS, Teaching, Canada, London, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Choosing Between Supply Teaching and a Long Term


27-04-2015

Laura is new to our blogging team and in her debut blog she discusses the factors you should consider when choosing a long term teaching position.  Congratulations! You have either chosen to make the big leap from from supply/short term work to...

Tags: LauraR, London, Ireland, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Choosing the Right School for a Long Term Position


24-06-2014

Chris has recently moved from Australia to the UK. He takes a moment to look back on how he got here and how he has found it so far.  I was in my first year of teaching, up in Cairns, when I started researching teaching overseas. Fortunately...

Tags: Chris, Australian-trained, supply, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Chris Makes the Move to the UK


15-12-2014

Stuck for gift ideas this Christmas? Daniela has a few ideas for those heading back to their families overseas.  Holiday gift ideas for supply teachers travelling back to Canada Buying for my Canadian family and friends has become quite...

Tags: DanielaB, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Christmas Gift Ideas


16-12-2014

If you are running out of lessons to do with your class, why not look at these suggested by Gareth.  There is surely no better way to celebrate Christmas in the classroom than by acknowledging the fact we overstuff our bodies to the point...

Tags: Gareth, Secondary, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Christmas Lesson Ideas


22-12-2014

Samantha loves Christmas and during November put pen to paper of what she was looking forward to.  I love Christmas and I love the build up to it during this half of the autumn term. Now as a full time drama teaching I plan to have all assessments...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Christmas Time at School


12-08-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. The magic words, “We are going to watch a video” always seem to put a smile on student faces. The superficial reason for this is simply...

Tags: ProtoBlog, James, Video, Technology,Clips, Traditional Learning, Supply Teacher, Teach in Nottingham, Primary Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Classroom Videos: Making them Relevant Learning Tools


18-11-2014

As a Geography teacher, Amy combines the love of her subject with a passion for travelling. One of the advantages of being on supply is that you can take holiday time to travel abroad.  Some supply teachers even work for six months and then...

Tags: AmyTR, West-Midlands, London, travel

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Combining Teaching with Travel


06-09-2010

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach in the UK? You could explore the capital city while gaining experience and developing new skills! The good news is that Protocol Education is exploring Australia in search of brilliant teachers...

Tags: Protocol Education, Facebook, Twitter, Supply Teaching, Teach in London, Teach in the UK

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Coming to a Town Near You...


08-12-2014

What happens when you've finished studying your chosen career and find there isn't a job for you? Go back to school? Look at what jobs are available and where the funding may lie? Heather explores this further.  Universities are competitive...

Tags: Heather, Canada, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Competition for Institutions


02-12-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. She shares some extra issues she has the classroom, as I'm sure other Protocol Teachers have had happen. Confessions of a Short Teacher Can...

Tags: Orianne, Protocol Education, Support, Teacher, Short, Lesson,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Confessions of a Short Teacher


18-02-2015

How do you prepare for an Ofsted inspection? Lynn shares some tips that might help you out.  Picture the scene if you will – you’ve been working flat out, picked up you marking and you check your emails and it says “all...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Coping With Ofsted


12-12-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. At this time of year many coughs and colds make the rounds and Emma gives her advice. Coughs and sneezes spread diseases - aka the perils of working...

Tags: Emma, Protocol Education, coughs, colds, ill, work, winter, supply, Christmas

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Coughs and Sneezes Spread Diseases


21-07-2014

Samantha shares her thoughts on the last weeks and days of the summer term and the learning that takes place.  So as a supply teacher we walk into the class room and the students are supposed to, complete a worksheet, finish a poster or create...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher, creativity, learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Creativity, Learning and the Summer Term


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


09-12-2014

Melissa looks back on her decision to teach in England and discusses how our Guaranteed Work Agreement worked for her.  Crossing the Pond Part 1: Guaranteed Work Agreement Where do I start? Making the decision to move abroad and teach...

Tags: Melissa, Canada, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Crossing the Pond Part 1 Guaranteed Work Agreement


13-01-2015

In her last blog, Melissa discussed our Guaranteed Work Agreement and how it worked for her. Now she talks about how she come to her decision of which agency to go with. Crossing the Pond with Protocol Education: Part 2 Choosing your agency Which...

Tags: Melissa, Canadian-trained, GWA

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Crossing The Pond with Protocol Education: Part 2


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


16-04-2014

Mike 'the Earl of' Hurl is a former classroom assistant and a former primary school teacher. Now, as a Senior Resource Consultant at Protocol Education, he sees more than 500 CVs a year! Ah, the CV. The bane of many people’s lives, especially...

Tags: MikeH, Protocol-Education, staff, CV, advice, help

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: CV Tips of the Trade


17-04-2014

Meg is a New Zealand trained teacher who has recently arrived in the UK and is a supply teacher in London with Protocol Education. She shares her experiences of getting her CV UK ready and what to expect from pursuing a long...

Tags: Meg, LondonWest, New-Zealand-trained, London, differences, CV

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: CVs From A Kiwi Point of View


26-12-2010

Now you’ve made the decision to head off on your Working Holiday, it’s time to start thinking about your teaching options, and what category_id of work  is going to suit you better. Some of our teachers want the security of having...

Tags: Teach in England, Teach in London, Teach in the UK, Relief Teaching, Supply Teaching, Casual Teaching, Long term teaching contracts, Protocol Education, Facebook, Primary Teaching, Secondary Teaching

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Daily or Long Term


28-05-2014

Laura reminds us we should always make a good impression as you never know when a day of daily supply may turn into a long-term position.  As schools are constantly needing and changing staff members, any day of supply work is a chance to...

Tags: LauraR, Canada, Cambridge, Canadian-trained, supply, interviews, daily

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Daily Supply Work and the Informal Interview


01-04-2014

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. We know we won't always get along with everyone, but how do we handle working with challenging co-workers? Emma shares her experiences. Dealing...

Tags: EmmaH, West-Midlands, supply, PRU, co-workers, challenges, people, attitudes, surprise, peer-pressure

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Dealing With Difficult Co-workers


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


03-02-2015

Teaching assistants can be an absolutely blessing in your classroom. However, they can also be a burden if there is a negative relationship or if they are not used properly.  Amy recommends ways of working with your teaching assistants to have...

Tags: AmyTR, West Midlands, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Developing a Positive Relationship with Teaching Assistants


23-10-2014

Bobby gives us his tips on behaviour management.  When I speak to other teachers the words “classroom management” always comes up and this is because it is a very important part of teaching. Now I am no expert on behaviour or classroom...

Tags: Bobby, Leicester, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Discussing Behaviour Management


04-06-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. When it comes to working through school holidays for some extra cash, do as she says, not as she does! Having just mailed...

Tags: Miranda, Primary Schools, Primary Teacher, Teach in Manchester, Holidays, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Do as I say, don't do as I do...


08-07-2014

Ciaran discusses how he took on a new challenge for himself by working in special educational needs.  Working in a special educational needs (SEN) school was not something I envisioned myself doing when entering teaching in the UK. As a newly...

Tags: Ciaran, London, Secondary, SEN

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Do Not Knock It Til You Try It


15-11-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. She stresses the importance of looking after yourself as it gets colder. Do NOT work til you drop – get the jab! Now,...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol Education, Supply, Teaching, Winter, Flu,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Do NOT work til you drop. Get the jab!


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?


04-06-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian secondary teacher in Milton Keynes who blogs for Protocol Education regularly. She feels that a focus on community and family in the classroom is of the utmost importance... Embracing Family and Community in the Classroom The...

Tags: Kirsten, Canadian Teacher, Community, Family, Teach in Milton Keynes, Supply Teacher, School Trips, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Embracing Family and Community in the Classroom


12-07-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education.In today's post he shares with us his top 5 short films  to show to his class. Short films are the perfect way...

Tags: Gareth, Secondary teacher, Supply Teacher, English, YouTube, Short Films, Technology

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: English Short Films for the Classroom


25-07-2014

Daniela and her friends have lined up many things to keep themselves busy through the summer. Here are a few things you can get up to near London. There are a variety of places to enjoy the sun in London (and some outside of London) that I have...

Tags: DanielaB, London, Canadian-trained, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Enjoying the Sun in London


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


17-09-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education.  In the Simpsons there’s Miss Krabappel, in Saved by the Bell it’s Mr. Belding. In the media, teachers are seen...

Tags: Heather, Supply Teacher, Canadian teacher, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Mistakes, NQT

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Even Teachers Make Mistakes


11-09-2014

If you have been following Emma's blog, you will know that she works in a pupil referral unit (PRU) which she thoroughly enjoys. She has recently had some exciting news in her personal life and she shares the first few weeks.  Pregnant...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Supply, Teaching, West-Midlands

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Exciting News at the PRU


12-03-2013

Amy is a Primary Teacher working in schools in London through Protocol Education. Her first Protoblog describes a particularly successful RE lesson. Excuses Excuses! A faith school in an affluent North London suburb:   I...

Tags: AmyC, Primary Teacher, Supply Teacher, RE, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Excuses

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Excuses Excuses!


09-02-2011

We all know that UK schools love Australian Teachers right, but let's stop for a minute and think why? What exactly do Australian Teachers do that make them worthy of such a high accolade , everybody knows that the atypical Australian harbors...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in UK, Teach in England, Primary jobs in UK, Secondary jobs in UK, Special Needs jobs in UK, Supply Teaching, Casual Teaching, Relief Teaching, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Expectations of Teachers in UK Schools


28-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather shares with us the experience of visiting the makings behind Harry Potter, and how her children began to discover a world...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, Harry-Potter, experiences, cinema, teaching, alternatives, London, Canada, 3D,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Experience the Making of Harry Potter


29-09-2014

Alison is new to our blogging team. She begins by sharing her experiences of Protocol Education and working in the UK over the past year.  I first started working as a supply teacher with Protocol Education last April in Newcastle Upon Tyne....

Tags: Alison, Irish, Ireland, Newcastle, teaching, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Experiences of Teaching in the UK


28-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heard of fat-shaming? We hadn't yet and Heather helps explain it for us as well as lessons that our children may take away. Fat-shaming...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-Trained, body-image, ideas, celebrities, film, impressions,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Fat shaming


28-01-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. It's cold, it's getting colder, and all we want to do is stay in bed and not answer the phone on those early mornings of supply...

Tags: Miranda, February, supply, tough-times, Spring-term

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: February is the cruellest month


05-03-2014

“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world” (John Keating, Dead Poet’s Society, 1989). It’s World Book Day so we thought we’d combine the love of fiction and our admiration of teachers. We’ve...

Tags: Protocol-Education, books, literature, film, fiction, celebrations, World-Book-Day,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Fictional Teachers We All Love


27-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather tackles the debate of films versus books. I’m sure a question most teacher’s or young literates come to ask...

Tags: Heather, LondonNorth, Canadian-trained, teacher, books, literature, films, characters, learning, experiences, insights

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Films vs Books


30-01-2012

The Big Move to the UK... Protocol Education has teamed up with Accommodation London to offer our Australian Teachers somewhere to stay in the UK! Your bags are packed, and you have left Mum and Dad at the airport and you’re on your way. ...

Tags: Finding UK Accommodation, London Accommodation, Short-Term UK Accommodation, Long-Term UK Accommodation, Live in London, Teach in London, Teach in the UK, Teaching Jobs

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Finding Accommodation in London UK


29-09-2014

It's not all about work when you move overseas, nor is it all about travel. What about our personal lives? Ben shares an insight into his latest predicament.  As I have now been in London for a few months and I am totally loving my time...

Tags: BenC, London, Australia, teaching, love, Uxbridge

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Finding Love in London


07-10-2014

Stephanie has recently moved with her family to the UK and is teaching with us in Leicester. In her debut blog, she introduces herself and takes us through her first 5 days here.  My name is Stephanie, I am 29 years old and was born in Ohio,...

Tags: StephC, USA, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Five Days in the UK


12-03-2015

Halli is feeling a sense of achievement after completing a month on London! Despite having a little trouble finding the right place to live we think she has landed on her feet and will be just fine! First month in London COMPLETE! What beautiful...

Tags: Halli, Canada, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Month in London


06-01-2015

Alisha spent the last part of 2014 planning and preparing for her move to the UK. This is included a Skype interview! She takes us through her experience as well as offering her tips.  A lot has been going on for me lately and has been a very...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Step in Getting My Own Classroom


17-01-2014

We welcome Sophie to our Protoblogging team. Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. In her debut blog, she explores the use of 5 minute lesson plans when supply teaching.  Five minute lesson plans Being...

Tags: sophiew, supply, NQT, lessons, planning, assessment, experiences, learn, teacher,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Five minute lesson plans


10-12-2013

Darren is an Irish trained teacher who has recently made the move from Ireland to the UK to teach with Protocol Education. In his debut blog, he reflects on his first term and gives some tips and resources to anyone starting supply in the UK.  Part...

Tags: DarrenC, Protocol, Irish, Ireland, Overseas, Moving, Wish, Known, Learning, Teacher, Discover

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Five things I wish I had known! Part One


18-12-2013

Darren is an Irish trained teacher who has recently made the move from Ireland to the UK to teach with Protocol Education. In Part Two of his debut blog, he gives further advice for teachers coming to the UK for the first time to work as supply...

Tags: DarrenC, Protocol, Ireland, Irish, Overseas, Moving, Wish, Known, Learning, Teacher, Discover, Behaviour, Classroom-Management

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Five Things I wish I had known! Part Two


13-04-2015

Miranda finds that adaptable and flexible lessons are something that every supply teacher should have up their sleeve. The most useful things I find are the one or two adaptable and flexible lessons that can be delivered across different year groups...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, Primary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Flexible Supply Teacher Lessons


12-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather gives us her top tips for accompanying a school group on sporting trip. When taking a group of rowdy boys to a football...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, sports, supply, football, soccer, experiences,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Football Maniacs


12-02-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda gives us some tips of how to bring the love of reading into the classroom, even as a supply teacher.  ‘A treasure-house...

Tags: Miranda, supply, books, learning, author, visits, inspiration

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: For the Love of Books


18-07-2013

Ivan is a Canadian trained Secondary teacher who is currently in a permanent postion through Protocol Education in a school in Milton Keynes. I have known most of my life that I wanted to pursue teaching. My interest and curiosity has...

Tags: Ivan, Secondary Teacher, Science Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: For the Love of Science


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


27-02-2013

  Beth is a Secondary  teacher working in schools in Leicester through Protocol Education. Her first Protoblog reflects on the enthusiastic welcome she received when she returned to a school she had been placed at long term, this time...

Tags: Beth, Secondary Supply, Teach in Leicester, Teach in UK, Long term Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Forming Relationships in Long Term Placements


10-04-2011

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach in the UK?  The good news is that Protocol Education is exploring Australia in search of brilliant teachers who want to make the journey...and are here to tell you all about it! Protocol...

Tags: Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Secondary Teachers, Primary Teachers, Early Childhood, Special Needs Teachers,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Free 'Teach in the UK' Info Sessions - being held Australia wide...


10-12-2010

I’ve heard it’s really difficult to set up a bank account in the UK. Should I set one up before I leave Australia? True, it can be difficult to set up a bank account, but not if you are registered with Protocol Education. We have a link...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Relief Teaching, Casual Teaching, Daily teaching, Teaching contracts in London, Facebook, Twitter,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Frequently Asked Questions


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


25-07-2011

Since the UK is such a small and user-friendly country (compared to Australia) travel is relatively easy. Getting from one end of the country to the other can be done in a day if need be and pretty cheaply if tickets are purchased in advance. The...

Tags: travel, england, uk, transport, bus, train, tube, flights

Category: Overseas Trained Teachers

Read: From A to Z and back again! - Travel around London and the UK


05-05-2015

Sheridan has recently changed roles within the school she has been working in. She shares with us how she is getting on in her new role.  After spending five weeks working as a year two interventionist teacher (and just finding my feet in the...

Tags: Sheridan, Australia, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: From Interventionist to Nursery Teacher


02-04-2012

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia, currently working in West London schools through Protocol Education. In his previous post Gareth wrote about the possibilities of having CCTV in the classroom! The favourite uncle A major issue...

Tags: Gareth, Teacher, Australian Teacher, Aussie, Secondary, Teach in London, Teach in West London, Classroom Fibs, CCTV, OTT

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Gareth's Blog: London Teaching: Classroom Fibs Part Two


01-09-2015

Mitch Jones is one of Protocol Education's Australian based recruitment consultants. In this latest blog, he talks about the massive demand for Aussie teachers in the UK - and how much work there is in England!   This week marks the...

Tags: Full time positions, Casual teaching in England, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Gearing up for January 2017


03-03-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who has come to the end of her time working in London through Protocol Education. She gives us plenty to think about in her final blog... I thought I’d begin this final blog of mine...

Tags: Heather, LondonNorth, Canadian-trained, supply, thoughts, generations, differences, opinions

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Generation WHY!


18-12-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. It would seem that saving the universe and supply teaching do, after all, have a lot in common. Geronimo! The 50th Anniversary of Doctor...

Tags: Orianne, ProtocolEducation, Canadian-Teacher, Supply, DoctorWho,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Geronimo! Dr Who and Supply Teaching


20-03-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant who has recently moved to London and is currently working in schools through Protocol Education. She continues her Green Classroom theme with a post that reflects on how much children stand to benefit from getting...

Tags: Megan,TA,Teaching Assistant, Support work in London, Nature, Environment, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Get Out! The Importance of Exposing Children to Nature


02-12-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol.  School uniforms is a topic that arises throughout the year and Lynne shares her thoughts and the desire to get...

Tags: Lyn, Protocol Education, Secondary Teacher, Uniforms, Teaching, Learning, Supply, improvements

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Get rid of ties and blazers!


27-11-2014

If you are stuck for ideas of what Christmas activities you can do with your class don't worry! Santa's elves at Twinkl Resources, the home of thousands of high quality and trusted teaching resources, have a whole range of ideas for you....

Tags: Heather, Twinkl, Resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting Creative for Christmas With Twinkl


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!


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


10-06-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Today she tosses up the pros and cons of going it alone - as a supply teacher.  Going it alone can be good for the soul One...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Colleagues, Staff, Primary Supply Teacher, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Going it Alone


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


19-05-2015

Fiona give us an insight to how she was feeling upon making the life-changing decision to move to the UK to teach.  Saying goodbye isn't easy. I was dreading the inevitably of leaving friends and family for an indefinite period of time. However,...

Tags: Fiona, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Goodbye Australia - Hello London


02-01-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Her latest blog explores the one thing in which a supply teacher will never be in short supply of... gossip!  Everyone gossips...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol-Education, Supply, schools, learn, gossip, eyes-and-ears, trust, opinion

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Gossip!


18-09-2013

Secondary teacher Giles who works for Protocol Education in Manchester shares his criteria of what makes up a good day of supply!   As a society we’ve become obsessed with measuring stuff. Opinions polls, questionnaires,...

Tags: Giles, Ofsted, Supply Teacher, Teach in Manchester, Secondary, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Goughsted Criteria


19-05-2015

What exactly is graffiti maths? Miranda has recently found out and explains for us how she uses it in her teaching.  I’ve just been turned onto graffiti maths for juniors. What a brilliant, practical and child-focussed way to get children...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Graffiti Maths


09-09-2014

New to supply teaching and not sure what it is all about? Don't worry, Samantha has put a 3-part guide together for you.  Great Supply Expectations - Part 1: Before You Get to the School Many teachers who have just qualified or are...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Great Supply Expectations: Part 1


17-09-2014

Samantha's first blog of her series Great Supply Expectations covered what to do before getting to a school. Now she has moved on to what happens and what you should do once youi arrive at the school.  Great Supply Expectations Part 2:...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Great Supply Expectations: Part 2


03-10-2014

We come to the end of Samantha's three part series Great Supply Expectations. She finishes up with what you should do at the end of the school day.  Great Supply Expectations: Part 3: The End of the Day We all know that sometimes supply...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Great Supply Expectations: Part 3


19-04-2013

Follow Amy  as she documents her experiences supply teaching in South London Primary schools and Nurseries through Protocol Education. The Great (and less great) Things about Daily Supply After completing a short term supply post. I am...

Tags: AmyT, Daily Supply Teaching, Primary Teacher, Teach in London, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Great Things about Daily Supply


14-03-2013

Another great post about energy saving from Megan, a Teaching Assistant in London who recently moved over from Canada to work with Protocol Education. I know what you’re probably thinking. Here comes another blog entry from the tree hugger. ...

Tags: Megan, TA, Teaching Assistant, Green Classroom, Energy Saving, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Green Classroom: Saving Energy


15-02-2013

Teresa, a Kiwi Secondary Teacher in London, has joined our band of merry bloggers! This half term she explains how she occupies herself during the holidays in London - without breaking the bank... Are you looking for teaching or support work in...

Tags: Teresa, Protocol Education, Protoblog, Half Term, New Zealand, Holiday

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Half Term Fun on a Budget!


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


28-03-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs - Contact Us Four young gentlemen...

Tags: Gareth, Computer Games, Australian-trained teacher, Technology, Supply Teaching in London, Teach in UK, Secondary, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Harnessing the Power of Computer Games to Teach


06-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Back on the topic of Harry Potter, Heather explores how children can relate to children in the books and use it as a means of self-discovery.  The...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, Harry-Potter, experiences, world, children, discovery, self, learn, another-world, books, literature

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Harry Potter and The World We Know


29-01-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world.  Nicholas implemented...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, blogs, children, work, projects, social-media

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Hashtag Twenty Time


01-11-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who works as teacher in London through Protocol Education. Here she shares her ideas on teaching outside of the curriculum. Guinness Book of World Records When given some extra time in...

Tags: Heather, Protocol Education, Teacher, Guinness Book of Records, Canadian, Value,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Have you thought about this?


12-05-2014

We have found that many candidates like to mix it up when working with us. Sometimes you might be looking for daily supply, other times it will be something more long-term.  Both options offer different advantages and things to consider. Here...

Tags: Protocol-Education, blogs, choices, possibilities, long-term, supply, daily, flexibility, security

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Head to Head - Long-term versus Daily Supply


25-11-2014

Casey explains to us a fixed mindset versus growth mindset and what we can do to help develop the growth mindset of our students.  According to American inventor and businessman, Thomas Alva Edison, ‘success is ten percent inspiration and...

Tags: Casey, Secondary, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Helping Students to Develop a Growth Mindset


14-08-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol.  I have not spent the summer months idling about in the garden, on the beach or in departure terminals;...

Tags: Lyn, supply teacher, secondary, gender, girls, ICT, MFL, summer, inclusivity, protoblog, protocol education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Here come the Girls: Ensuring Inclusivity


15-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. As an overseas teacher, you often come across many differences from your home country. Teaching local history wasn't something...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, Protocol-Education, history, London, teaching, differences, compare

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Histories of London


14-03-2014

Daniela is Canadian primary teacher who made the move to the UK and teaches with our South London branch. In her debut blog, she gives an insight into what she has found to be the some differences between Canada and the UK, in particular London.  I...

Tags: DanielaB, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained, supply, teaching, living, difficulties, getting-settled, differences, London, concerns

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Home Away From Home


29-05-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Having recently covered for busy teachers involved in Year 2 SATS, she has noticed that students prefer, and benefit from, a...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Primary Teacher, SATS, Carousel Approach, Year 2, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How a Carousel Approach Can Turn Around Learning


03-03-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather has a love for literature and she shares her insights from a recent TED talk.  How Books Can Open Your Mind –...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, teacher, books, literature, views, education,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How Books Can Open Your Mind


19-04-2011

Heard the term “QTS” being flung about? QTS stands for Qualified Teacher Status, and anybody who wants to teach in the UK (England and Wales) for more than 4 years, needs to obtain it. Anyone who has not completed their teacher...

Tags: Supply Teaching, Teach in London, Teach in UK, National Curriculum, Qualified teacher Status, QTS in UK, Supply Teaching.

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: How Do I Gain Qualified Teacher Status?


21-09-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian-based recruitment consultants. In this latest blog he highlights how much money you'll actually need to take with you to the UK when you start your teaching trip.   So you’ve made the choice...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England, Money

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How Much Money To Save For Your UK Trip


20-04-2015

Miranda is about to take on a long-term role and shares her experience in how supply teaching has prepared her for this.  I am about to begin a long-term full time supply role in Year 3. I am nervous about it and, apart from a massive high-rise...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How Short-term Supply Helps You Learn For The Long-haul


19-05-2015

Want to know what your options are when applying for a visa to teach in the UK? We've got you covered! See what you are eligible to apply for below. So that idea of teaching in England – that same idea that has been in your head since...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How To Apply for Your UK Working Visa


06-10-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian based consultants with Protocol Education. In his latest blog he writes about why now is the most popular time for Aussies to start looking into their Youth Mobility Visa application.   We’ve...

Tags: Youth Mobility Visa, Mitch, Visa Application

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How to Apply for your Youth Mobility Visa


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


26-08-2015

Mitch Jones is one of Protocol Education’s Australian based consultants. In his latest blog, he shows Aussie teachers the best – and easiest – way to set up a UK bank account to use during your British teaching experience.   If...

Tags: Bank accounts, Transferring money, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How To Open A UK Bank Account


27-04-2015

Stephen discusses how to promote good behaviour as a supply teacher. Good behaviour is something all teachers seek to promote in the classroom but it is seldom a given when you are teaching on supply. When you take a class for the first time it’s...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Newcastle, teacher, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How To Promote Good Behaviour


12-11-2014

Whether it is for a permanent job, maternity cover or supply work, your interview technique will be essential for securing that all important position. Here are Amy's some top tips for interview success.  Top Tips for Interview - How to...

Tags: AmyTR, West-Midlands

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How to Secure that Position with Confidence



02-05-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Here she explains how the challenges she has faced while travelling the world have influenced her style of teaching and her students...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained Teacher, Primary Teacher, Teaching in London, Travel, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How Travel has Shaped me as a Teacher


04-01-2011

Registering with Protocol Education is a free service and we are here to help make the transition to the UK as smooth as possible for you. Once you have made initial contact with us and chatted to a consultant in Australia /New Zealand, the process...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Register with protocol Education, Teaching Agencies UK, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: How we make it so easy for you.


27-01-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. Classroom behaviour is something we all have to deal with and at times it can be challenging and in her latest blog Orianne shares some lessons...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian-trained, behaviour, challenging, questions, approach, hugs, uncomfortable,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Hugs and Horrors


29-01-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda encourages us not to play it safe as supply teachers and instead create an exciting, interactive and alternative science lesson. Science...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, Supply, Science, lessons, ideas, ice

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ice Ice... Science


16-06-2014

This week is National Supply Teacher Week and we have taken a moment to interview some teachers about their experiences as a supply teacher.  1. What do you love about doing supply work? I love the variety that I have each week. A variety...

Tags: DanielaB, Canada, London, Canadian-trained, supply, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Daniela


16-06-2014

We are celebrating National Supply Teacher Week this week and have interviewed a few supply teachers to get their perspectives. 1. What do you love about doing supply work? The flexibility and the opportunity to work in different schools, an...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Lynn


19-06-2014

Miranda has worked as a supply teacher with us for a while now. She gives an an insight into why she loves it.  1. What do you love about doing supply work? I love the freedom to be able to teach across the primary curriculum, to teach...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, supply, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Miranda


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


10-01-2011

One of the things that makes Protocol Education stand out from the pack is that all of our International Recruitment Consultants have lived and taught in the UK – this lets us give you exact answers to all of those quirky and seemingly trivial...

Tags: Protocol Education, Cambridge, UK Academic Year, Teaching Agencies, Primary teaching, secondary teaching.

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Interview with a vamp...um...International Recruitment Consultant!


19-06-2013

It's National Supply Teacher Week! One of our amazing SEN Learning Support Assistants, Helen Le Brun, was nominated by our London SEN team as their Long Term Supply Worker of the Year. She has won a free massage/reflexology...

Tags: NSTW, Interview, Long term, Support, Teaching Assistant, SEN, National Supply Teacher Week, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with Top Long Term Support Assistant 2013 - Helen Le Brun


18-06-2013

It's National Supply Teacher Week! The fabulous Ila Mazumdar was nominated by our London East Primary team as their Long Term Supply Teacher of the Year. She has won a free massage/reflexology treatment and an evening of pampering...

Tags: Primary Teacher, Ila, National Supply Teacher Week, Long Term Role, NQT, Supply Teacher, NSTW, Protocol Education, London West Primary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with Top Long Term Teacher 2013 - Ila Mazumdar


17-06-2013

It's National Supply Teacher Week! The extremely hard-working Nicola Nel was nominated by our South Primary team as their Long Term Supply Teacher of the Year. She has won a free massage/reflexology treatment and an evening of pampering on us....

Tags: NSTW, Interview, Long term, Supply Teacher, National Supply Teacher Week, Teaching jobs in South London, Protocol Education, Pamper Evening

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with Top Long Term Teacher 2013 - Nicola Nel


25-04-2014

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Have you considered extroverted and introverted learners in your classroom. In her latest blog Emma discusses the introvert.  Introverts Unite! -separately. "I...

Tags: EmmaH, West-Midlands, supply, support, introvert, personality, learning, types, difficulties

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Introverts Unite!


01-08-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester.  No wonder I often feel long in the tooth as I set foot in various classrooms across the North West. I am. Long gone are the...

Tags: Miranda, ProtoBlog, primary teacher, teach in Manchester, young teacher, new teacher, technology, ipad, age, protocol education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Is it just me or are teachers getting younger?


01-11-2013

Shawna is a Canadian-trained Primary Teacher who is a supply teacher based in London. In her second blog she reflects on her first few weeks in London.  Is it Just Me?!?!....Nope! Months of preparation, hours of packing,...

Tags: Shawna, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Moving, Canada, Teacher, London, Canadian

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Is it Just Me? Nope!


26-06-2014

Meg shares her experiences of supply teaching and taking on a long-term role. Is it what she is looking for?  10 weeks of supply work, and I was over it. Walking in and out, reading names off a list, struggling to put names to a face... wait...

Tags: Meg, London, New-Zealand-Trained,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Is This My Dream Job?


06-11-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is based in Bristol. In her latest blog, Orianne compares a teaching day to being similar to Game of Thrones. It’s Like 'Game of Thrones' Up in Here! Cursing; violence; adult-themed...

Tags: Orianne, Protocol Education, Teaching, Supply, Behaviour, children, Game of Thrones, Canadian

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: It is Like Game of Thrones Up in Here!


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


14-03-2014

Ben is an Australian trained SEN teacher and is a teacher of the deaf. In his debut blog he tells us a little bit about what he does and what his day is like.  As this is my first blog I thought it would be good to introduce myself. My...

Tags: BenC, LondonSEN, Australian-trained, supply, SEN, teacher, experiences, day, targets, goals, important

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: It's a Good Day When


30-12-2010

We’ve heard that you’ve made the decision to teach in the UK, and that you will be arriving shortly. We would like to introduce ourselves to you, and tell you about the services we provide and make you aware of our Teacher Services! The...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Teaching Jobs in England, Teaching Jobs in UK, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: It's not just work we find you it's ...


23-12-2010

Lets face it – the main reason you are heading to the UK is to travel; it just helps that you can also work in the field that you love! The UK terms are well-geared for travelling! The UK Academic year is slightly different to ours in that it...

Tags: Protocol Education, UK Academic Year, Teaching Agencies, Primary teaching, secondary teaching.

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: I'm Ready....I'm Set...When do I GO?!?


19-04-2012

Jason is a Primary Teacher from Perth who is teaching in London through Protocol Education. This is Jason's first ProtoBlog, so comments are welcome! I recently read a post by Meaghan on the ProtoBlog about her experiences as a supply teacher...

Tags: Jason, Teacher, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in East London, Primary, Australian Teacher, OTT, Overseas Trained Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Jason's Blog: Teaching in London UK


05-06-2017

Alyce is an Aussie Primary teacher who took part in our September 2016 round of 'Interviews with a UK Principal.' Rather than start her role in January 2017, Alyce had a longer term goal and was looking for a September 2017 start. Even though...

Tags: Australian Teachers, UK teaching jobs, Full time jobs in the UK, Protocol Education, UK Principals

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: JUNE 2017 | Taking a long term approach to teaching


12-11-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather discusses the chance to re-learn subjects as teachers and what her class thought of Kandinsky's work. Recently, I...

Tags: Heather, Canadian, Protocol Education, Kandinsky, Art, Classroom, Learning, Teaching, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Kandinsky in the Classroom


08-04-2011

When you register with Protocol Education, you have the option of not only teaching through our 3 London offices but through 11 other regional branches all across the country. Many teachers aren’t too keen on the fast-paced lifestyle of London...

Tags: Cambridge teaching jobs, Teach in Cambridge, supply teaching, casual teaching in the UK, UK teaching agencies, Cambridge casual teaching, uk education recruitment, teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Keen on Cambridge..?


10-02-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. There are million things to think about when you are teaching and Sophie reminds us of one key thing that can truly make a difference.  It is amazing...

Tags: SophieW, supply, NQT, positive, children, behaviour, differences, stickers, rewards,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Keep Positive


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


17-01-2011

We’re pretty lucky that our education system is very similar to England’s, but it’s good to brush up on a few curriculum terms before you arrive, there are a few you won’t be familiar with. For primary teachers, the years...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Supply Teaching, Relief Teaching, Casual Teaching, British Key Stages, British National Curriculum

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Key Stage What??


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


09-12-2014

Teachers and TAs – knowing the difference can make a big difference.  I meet a lot of different people with wildly differing approaches to the Teaching Assistant role. I have learned much from my encounters with teaching assistants –...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Know Your Role


04-06-2014

Miranda sheds some light on what supply teachers truly see when visiting numerous schools even though you may feel it's a drag going to 3 to 5 schools in a week... Supply Teachers you are in an excellent position. I always say this –...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, National-Curriculum, change, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Knowledge about knowledge is power


07-05-2014

Samantha is a Secondary drama teacher and is currently in a long term role in East London. Samantha has set herself a CPD goal. Read her latest blog to find out what it is.  Career professional development: Learning and Teaching are two sides...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, CPD, learning, development, career, teaching

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Learning and Teaching are two sides of the same coin


19-03-2014

Ben is an Australian trained SEN teacher and is a Teacher of the Deaf. He shows us the funny side of miscommunication. Get the tissues ready to dry your eyes - you are bound to get a laugh! Learning the Lingo Since moving to...

Tags: BenC, LondonSEN, Australian-trained, supply, hearing-impaired, BSL, AUSLAN, challenges, miscommunication

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Learning the Lingo


04-02-2014

Sophie is a Primary Teacher who is currently working with our Bristol branch. Having a bunch of great lesson ideas is something we all need, and Sophie gives a little tip that she has used. Maybe we should be adding a ball of string to our...

Tags: SophieW, supply, NQT, lessons, ideas, activities, PSHE, engagement, sharing, focus, bullying

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Lesson Ideas - Tangled Web


10-03-2015

It's not a regular event, however you may find yourself being observed while working as a daily supply teacher. Hannah offers her best tips of how to handle this and what to expect.  Many of us choose to do supply to get away from observations,...

Tags: HannahB, Lesson-Observations

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Lesson Observations on Supply


11-02-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester.  In light of the recent "Big Freeze", Miranda discusses the pros and cons of snow days... Register for Teaching Jobs - Search...

Tags: Miranda, Primary, Supply Teacher, Teach in UK, Teach in Manchester, Snow Days, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Let it Snow


23-12-2014

Will it snow this winter? What happens to schools if it snows? Miranda discusses her thoughts on snow days.  I’m all for schools staying open in the snow. If no schools are open, then there’s no work and no money for supply teachers....

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Let It Snow


24-11-2014

Samantha responds to a recent news article by Thomas Hescott ‘Scrapping GCSE drama from the curriculum would be madness’ (Guardian, 3rd November 2014). Some children can happily sit at a desk and write notes, read from the...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Let Us Change GCSEs Again


30-05-2014

John has found the change from permanent work to supply teaching an interesting transition.  There can be many ways to describe what it’s like to be a supply teacher, but boring certainly isn’t one of them. When I started...

Tags: JohnD, Sheffield, Humber, supply,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Life of a supply teacher


17-12-2014

Darren thinks back on a guitar lesson he has when was 11 years old and how it has influenced his behaviour management strategy.  How a guitar lesson from 15 years ago improved my behaviour management I started learning to play guitar when...

Tags: DarrenC, Ireland, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Linking Your Own Experiences and Behaviour Management


04-12-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Recently, a crime was committed in Gareth's classroom and the class went into lock down. Gareth shares the proceedings. Lock...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, Classroom, Behaviour, Classroom management, property, Australian Teacher, West London, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Lock Down!


27-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Dedicated blogger Heather in nearing the end of her time in London and shares with us some reflections on her time here. As I...

Tags: Heather, LondonNorth, Canadian-trained, teacher, travel, opportunities, lessons-learnt, London, literature

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: London in Literature


02-06-2015

Worried about the cost of living in your move to the UK? Mitch from our Aussie team has a surprise for you....   Teachers always talk to me about ‘how can I afford to live in London?!?’ Some suburbs have astronomical rents,...

Tags: Cost of living in London, Australian Teachers, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: London is waaaay more expensive than Sydney, right?!?


17-10-2011

Not Just a Teenage Dirtbag? In the wake of the London Riots it is easy for people to rehash the same old stereocategory_ids about teenagers. They’re selfish, rude, undisciplined. Society is doomed if this is the group of people who will...

Tags: Georgina, Teacher, Australian Teachers, UK Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Teenagers, English, Facebook, Twitter, Protocol Education

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: London Secondary Schools: Teaching Teenagers


28-02-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda feels that opting for supply experience rather than doing her NQT straight away has benefited her in many ways.  As...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply, long-term, opportunities, preparation, interviews, experience

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Long Term Prospects for NQTs


12-05-2014

We have two bloggers named Samantha! Samantha is a Canadian trained teacher who works with our Newcastle branch. In her debut blog, she shares how she came to the decision of supply teaching over a long-term teaching role.  I was still at...

Tags: SamanthaP, Newcastle, Canadian-trained, long-term, supply, choices, decisions, opportunities

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Long Term vs Supply


24-04-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. Today's post discusses the question of whether UK school days should be extended and holidays shortened as proposed by the DFE.  Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter - Pinterest Longer...

Tags: James, Secondary Teacher, Teach in Nottingham, Department of education, Michael Gove, Protocol Education, Supply Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Longer Days and Shorter Holidays - The Debate


18-12-2013

Siobhan is an primary teacher from Sydney who decided to move to the UK after university to teach in schools in London through Protocol Education. Sadly, her time in the UK has come to an end and she shares her thoughts before heading...

Tags: Siobhan, ProtocolEducation, Teaching, UK, Australian, Overseas, Reflection, Lessons,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking Back


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


23-07-2014

How have you felt about the year? Have you been working as a supply teacher? Lynn has and she looks back on her year with us. Looking Through the Looking Glass - A Year in Reflection As a supply teacher my working life is always like a bag...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking Through the Looking Glass


15-04-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda is back in supply work after her maternity leave and it turns out it's like riding a (wobbley) bike! ... Looking for a teaching or...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, maternity leave, Manchester, Teach in UK, Primary Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Loving being back in work, so give me a gold star David Cameron


11-02-2014

Sam is an actor, director and general theatre enthusiast who works with Protocol Education as a teaching assistant in London. In his debut blog, he shares with us his knowledge of communication and in particular his discovery of makaton and...

Tags: SamC, teaching-assistant, SEN, makaton, learning-tools, experiences, ideas, drama, communication, enhance

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Makaton - Using Drama in Education


26-11-2013

Emma, who is a regular blogger for Protocol Education, is a Teaching Assistant who works in Wolverhampton. After reading her latest blog, I'd like to know who else has found themselves in the same situation as I most certainly...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, SATNAV, Directions, Teaching Assistant, work,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Make a U Turn where possible


10-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Her latest post is about the need for swimming lessons and the resources needed for these lesson to be of any value! Make a splash at the pool-...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Supply Working, Swimming, Primary, Protocol Education, Government

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making a Splash


02-10-2014

We welcome Fiona to our blogging team. She has recently made the move from Ireland to teach in the UK. Find out how she got on from the beginning.  So I’m sitting here thinking of all the ways I can procrastinate the weekend away and...

Tags: Fiona, Ireland, teaching, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making My Way Across the Pond


13-05-2014

Meg is a New Zealand trained teacher who has recently arrived in the UK and is a supply teacher in London with Protocol Education. Meg has made the decision to take on a long-term role for the summer term. In her latest blog,...

Tags: Meg, London, New-Zealand-trained, London, long-term, supply, challenges, choices, commitment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making the Decision Between Long-Term and Supply


04-06-2014

Amy has recently arrived in the UK and shares her first experiences. I first found out about Protocol Education through my university.  The application process was so easy.  I attended an information session in Brisbane and was able to...

Tags: AmyJ, London, Australian-trained, Nicole, team, work, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making the move


18-02-2015

Halli has moved from Canada to teach in London. She shares her experience of what is was like getting ready to move and settling.  So excited to share my teaching experience with Protocol Education in London. I am a recent graduate out of York...

Tags: Halli, Canada, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making the Move to London


11-07-2012

Looking for a teaching or support job in a school? register here or search for jobs Jon is a Secondary Teacher from Ontario who is currently working in London schools through Protocol Education. Read his Behaviour Management Blog. Prologue...

Tags: Jon, Teacher, Canadian Teacher, OTT, Overseas Trained Teacher, Behaviour Management, Secondary, Students, Pupils

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Managing Behaviour in Secondary Classrooms: Part Six


06-06-2014

Amy shares some strategies to assist with managing our workload during our teaching week. We'd be interested to hear how you go trying them out.  On average, one in three teachers leave the profession within the first five years. This...

Tags: AmyTR, West-Midlands, primary, supply, managing, time, effectiveness, workload

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Managing Your Workload


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?


31-10-2014

Stuck for something to do this weekend? Why not visit some markets? Here are Alison's top suggestions.  Now that the midterm coming to an end, and you’ve hopefully done everything you need to do for next week (or last!), you might...

Tags: Alison, Irish, Ireland, teaching, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Markets Galore!


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


11-03-2014

Mastering Behaviour Management as a Supply Teacher Walking into new and different classrooms as a supply teacher can be daunting for some without the added challenge of not having established relationships with the class you are covering and knowing...

Tags: supply, teacher, behaviour, management, strategies, what-to-do, tips

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mastering Behaviour Management as a Supply Teacher


13-03-2015

Our CPD Product Manager Trisha recently received her copy of TeachIt Primary.  This week I received my e-newsletter from TeachIt Primary where they share Top Tips for various areas of teaching and learning each month. In this edition...

Tags: Trisha, CPD

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mastering Maths in KS2


16-10-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather explores the use of the Maths Passport as a way to motivate students. A really creative way of delegating your maths...

Tags: Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Teaching, Learning, Maths, Strategies, Motivating,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Maths Passport


22-05-2017

Brad is an Aussie teacher who has just returned to Sydney after spending nearly 2 years living and teaching with Protocol in London! Fair to say he’s had an amazing time and he’s given us a few pointers to spread to other prospective teachers...

Tags: Teaching in London, Brad, Casual teaching in London, Protocol Education, London teaching agencies

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: MAY 2017 | Been to London, Bought the T-Shirt, Back in Sydney


08-10-2014

Dave has recently moved from Canada to the UK and in his debut blog he gives us an introduction to him and his initial thoughts of settling in.  I have decided to start a blog, so I thought the first entry should be somewhat of an introduction...

Tags: DaveM, Canada, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Meet Dave


12-02-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education One of the most wonderful things about being in London is the access to see the places I’ve read about in books and the places where...

Tags: Gareth, Australian Teacher, Secondary, Supply Teacher, Teach in UK, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Authors, Reading

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Meeting the Author


12-06-2014

Ben shares what he feels is the hilarity of him teaching physical education and the stereotype of being an Australian. Memoirs of an Overweight Under-coordinated PE Teacher Working in supply you have no idea what the day will bring! Will I...

Tags: BenC, London, Australian-trained, physical-education, PE, supply, teaching, stereotypes

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Memoirs


27-06-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian secondary teacher in Milton Keynes who blogs for Protocol Education regularly.She describes the moment when a memorable maths lesson made it all click into place for her and how that memory has inspired her as a teacher. It's...

Tags: Kirsten, Canadian Teacher, Supply Teacher, Protocol Education, Kinaesthetic Teaching

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Memorable Classroom Moment


10-12-2014

Think back to your last sick day. Was it due to stress? Miranda discusses the current mental health state of teachers and how you can help yourself out.  You don’t have to be mad to work here but… 68% of us will not be telling...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mental Health and Teaching


24-12-2010

Not sure what to do next year ? No teaching position arranged? Why not head to the UK? Whether you are looking for daily supply teaching or a long term position Protocol Education can help. With 15 Offices all over England we can offer...

Tags: Teach in London, Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Long term vacancies, Facebook, Protocol Education Australian Offices

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Protocol Education


07-04-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. There a hundreds of teachers blogging out there and in her latest blog Miranda shares what she gets from blogging.  Meta-blogging As...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, supply, blog, benefits, colleagues,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Meta Blogging


27-06-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Her post describes the often underplayed value of an engaging classroom "visitor". A man from the local pet shop...

Tags: Miranda, ProtoBlog, Pets, Classroom Visitor, Supply Teacher, Primary Teacher, Year One, Teach in Manchester, Pet Shop, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mike's Pets


05-10-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. In her latest blog Miranda shares her frustrations of covering someone's class. Mind boggling! The fun of being a supply. What often amuses...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol Education, Supply teaching, Teacher, Primary, lessons, learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mind Boggling!


14-10-2014

Lynn is a experience supply teacher and she knows that sometimes when you get into the classroom you will find no planning or incomplete planning left for you.  Mind the Gap: Finding No Planning Picture the scene if you can – the...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mind the Gap


07-05-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. As enjoyable as supply teaching can be, we all have bad days and pet peeves and sometimes we just need to have a good old...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Top Ten, Stresses, Teaching in Manchester, Primary Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Miranda's Top Ten Supply Stresses!


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


16-04-2015

It can be challening to access training when you are supply teaching. Stephen as 'attended' MOOCs and offers his experiences.  I have just completed my very first MOOC. If you haven’t heard of a MOOC its an acronym for massive open...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Leeds, Resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: MOOCs and CPD


08-10-2014

After living and studying in the USA for a number of years, Bobby has made the decision to move back to the UK and has brought with him his wife and two children.  As I arrived at Gatwick Airport and stepped foot inside the country where I...

Tags: Bobby, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Moving Home


20-04-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian-based recruitment consultants working with Aussie teachers in their move to England. In this blog, he gives you as much advice as he can about whether to head straight to the UK or work a little at home first.  Should...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Moving To The UK - New Grad Versus Experienced Teacher


04-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. If you are looking for free teaching resources, London has a lot to offer. Heather gives us a quick insight into some of the learning...

Tags: Heather, Protocol-Education, Canadian-trained, museums, outside-learning,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Museums in London


21-02-2013

Teresa is a Kiwi Secondary teacher who has done a lot of work for Protocol Education. She has some advice for fellow Proto-blogger Amy who is about to swith from long term to daily supply teaching.    Read Amy's blog, Switching...

Tags: Teresa, Amy, Supply Teaching, Teach in UK, Kiwi, Canadian, Daily Supply, Long term Supply, Advice

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Advice to Amy - Teresa's Reply


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


28-07-2011

Here is a debut ProtoBlog from Renata, an Australian teacher now teaching in the UK through Protocol Education. Teaching in the UK I qualified as a primary teacher in Victoria, Australia, and did a year as a supply teacher there in 2010....

Tags: Teach in Cambridge, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching, Teach in London

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: My First Day Teaching in the UK


09-04-2015

As most people well know, we have many overseas teachers who make the journey to the UK to teach. Lara had found her feet pretty quickly. Read about her experiences so far in her debut blog.  I arrived in London at 6.35am on the 14th of January...

Tags: Lara, Australia, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My First Few Weeks In London


04-11-2014

With the resignation date recently passed the focus turns to teaching positions for January. We will be helping your prepare with CV writing tips and interview strategies. Samantha shares with us her top tips for writing a CV.  I think that...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Top Four Tips on CV Writing


30-09-2014

The new national curriculum has been implemented this term. Miranda shares how it is going for her teaching French and the advantages to supply teachers.  Supply teachers you are in an excellent position. I always say this – look on...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: National Curriculum - Mind the Gap


14-05-2014

Amy is a Primary Teacher working in schools in London through Protocol Education. Amy has got a class of her own. Read about her process of finding a long term role. And it came to pass… I chose supply teaching over regular...

Tags: AmyC, London, teacher, long-term, supply, primary, choices, experiences, classroom, PGCE, spring, summer

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Nesting


13-01-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. Coming to the end of the year often makes us reflect on the past year and the year ahead. While wishing us a Happy New Year, Orianne shares her...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian-trained, Protocol Education, Teacher, new-year, reflections, belonging, overseas, Canadian-trained-teacher,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: New Belonging in a New Year


03-07-2014

In June 2013 the Department for Education announced that the current National Curriculum and the system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress would be removed from September 2014. Fast-forward 12 months...

Tags: National-Curriculum, changes, assessment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: New National Curriculum Assessment


16-05-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian-trained Teacher working in schools around Milton Keynes. Here she shares 5 tips and tricks that have helped her remember her students names. We all know it can get a bit confusing! No Knack for Names I must admit, for...

Tags: Kirsten, Canadian Teacher, Names, Supply Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: No Knack for Names


20-12-2010

Teachers are role models for students and they should be required to abide by a standard of professional dress at all times," This was much simpler in the older days, a black cap and a cloak was all you were required and nobody cared what was...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching, Teach in England, Teach in London, Facebook, Twitter, Jobs in Uk, Jobs in England, Dress Codes for UK Schools, What Teachers Wear

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Supply


30-03-2015

A topic that has come up recently is a teacher's least favourite subject to cover (see Gareth's blog on How to Teach Dance). Like Gareth, Hannah's is PE! Hannah gives her advice on how to get through PE and in particular to control the noise...

Tags: HannahB, Behaviour, PE

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Noise Control In PE


23-05-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather's Protoblog today reveals how her previous work as an animal trainer helps her get past her student's preconceived...

Tags: Heather, Primary Teacher,Canadian-trained, Ocean, Environment, Teach in London, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ocean Awareness


16-10-2017

Jacqui is an Aussie teacher who has just returned from her 2 years in the UK. She got in touch with Mitch from the Sydney office and has been able to offer the following testimonial!   • What made you decide to teach in England? I...

Tags: casual teaching, teach in the UK, Jacqui

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: OCTOBER 2017 | "Your teaching agency needs to be transparent"


13-02-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. "What's quite nutty about teaching is how one's school meat is another school's poison". Find out what Miranda...

Tags: Miranda, supply, Manchester, behaviour, misconceptions, management, discovery,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Oh Behave


19-01-2011

Starting your UK teaching adventure can be exciting, daunting, and due to the different terminology, often confusing! Whilst their education system is very similar to ours there are a lot of terms and acronyms out there that you might not have encountered...

Tags: Protocol Education, SEN, UK Academic Year, Teaching Agencies, Primary teaching, secondary teaching, SEN teaching, SEN jobs

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: OMG!? What does that UK acronym mean?


26-02-2015

Have you ever done tuition on a one to one basis in the classroom or outside school? Giles shares his experience and why he recommends you should be open to it.  One to one tuition can be incredibly rewarding. For those going into teaching,...

Tags: ChrisG, Manchester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: One to One Tuition


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


17-09-2014

Emma takes us through a typical day for her as a teaching assistant.  On a typical working day I'll leave my home with this little exchange with my husband. Him: "Goodbye my love, have a good day playing with the children!" Me:...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Supply, teaching, teaching assistant

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Only Playing, The Role of a Teaching Assistant


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


21-09-2014

Alisha has made the decision to come and teach in the UK. In her latest blog, she gives us an update on her planning and her thoughts about where to live.  It has been a wee while since my last blog entry but I have been very busy with three...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand, teacher, move, overseas, Uxbridge

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Our Journey to the UK


28-02-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant working in London primary schools through Protocol Education.    Out to the Garden with the Worms:  The Benefits of Gardening in Schools   Several schools all...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, Canadian, Gardening, Environmental Education, Teach in UK, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Out to the Garden!


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


12-02-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world.  Nicholas gives teachers...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, blogs, ICT, technology, new, ideas,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Paralyzed By Technology


29-04-2014

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Gareth isn't a fan of parent teaching evenings. He explains why. Keeping a channel of communication open between a...

Tags: Gareth, London, Secondary, Australian-trained, parents, evening, meetings, communication, advice, advantages

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Parent Teacher Evening


11-03-2014

Secondary teacher Giles who works for Protocol Education in Manchester and shares his tips for surviving the all important parent's evening. My first parents’ evening was terrifying. Granted, a lot of it was due to...

Tags: Giles, Secondary, Manchester, parents, supply, teaching, evening, report, accountable,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Parent's Evening Tips


03-05-2011

Packing up and moving your life overseas can be both an exciting and daunting task – how are you expected to squash your life into 25kg and squeeze it into a backpack before climbing on the big tin bird? The answer is basically to be brutal!...

Tags: packing, clothing, attire, luggage

Category: Overseas Trained Teachers

Read: Passport? Check! Tickets? Check!Ugg Boots???


08-02-2011

It is recommended that you purchase travel insurance while abroad to cover things like; delays, cancellations and lost luggage, sickness, injury and theft. This can be purchased for the duration of the flight(s) or an entire 12months depending on your...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach England, SUpply work in UK, Protocol Education Jobs, London Teaching, UK Teaching, Working Holiday England

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Peace of Mind - Travel Insurance


05-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.Today she discusses the issue of peer pressure in Primary schools and it's effect on her students. “Johnny did it first!” Peer pressure...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Peer Pressure, Primary Schools, Support Worker, Uniform Policy, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Peer Pressure in Primary Schools


09-12-2013

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. With PISA results released recently, Lynne shares her view. I belong to a teaching union not because I am politically...

Tags: Lyn, Protocol Education, PISA, ratings, standings, results, supply, Schleicher, Overseas, School

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: PISA


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


24-04-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester.  Are you looking for teaching or support work in schools? register here or search for jobs   Poetry and...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Teach in Manchester, Poetry, Protocol Education, Primary School

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Poetry and Teaching


22-09-2014

Our blogger Miranda recently came second in a poetry competition. Firstly, we want to say congratulations! Secondly, she has written a blog for us about poetry and the new curriculum.  Poetry and the teaching of poetry is becoming a bigger...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Poetry and Teaching


28-05-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Today he points out that his students are capable of seeing through his "poker face", no matter how "consistant"...

Tags: Gareth, Secondary teacher, Teach in London, Poker Face, Australian Trained, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Poker Face


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


22-01-2013

Follow Primary teacher Amy as she documents her experiences supply teaching in South London schools and Nurseries through Protocol Education. In her first blog of the new year Amy discusses a recent project that took place at the last school she taught...

Tags: Amy, Supply Teacher, Canadian, Primary, Teach in UK, Doctor, Protocol Education, Teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Primary Teacher Amy: The Doctors Visit


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


27-11-2013

Protocol Education talks to.... a Canadian teacher! Fatema is a Canadian primary teacher working in London. Recently, Protocol Education touched base with her to see how she is getting on. Protocol Education: Where are you based and...

Tags: Protocol Education, Fatema, Teacher, London, Canada, Clapham, Primary, Interview

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Protocol Education talks to.... a Canadian teacher!


03-12-2013

Protocol Education talks to... an Australian teacher. Patrick is an Australian teacher who came to the UK almost 12 months ago. Recently, we touched base with him to see how things are going. Protocol Education: Where are you based and what...

Tags: Patrick, Protocol Education, Overseas, Australia, Teacher, Interviews

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Protocol Education talks to.... an Australian teacher!


03-05-2013

A glowing reccomendation from one of our wonderful supply teachers, Heather.... When I was asked to interview for Protocol Education I didn’t really know what to expect. I’d been through an agency before. They had found me by chance...

Tags: Heather, Protocol Education, Primary Teacher, Canada. Testimonial, Teach in UK, Teacher in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Protocol Education: Bigger Agency but Still Authentic


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


03-08-2015

When you’re doing your research into teaching in the UK you might see the term ‘Qualified Teacher Status’, or ‘QTS’ come up frequently. What does it mean? And as an Australian teacher do I need it to teach in England?   The...

Tags: Qualified Teacher Status, QTS

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: QTS - Do I Need It As An Aussie Teacher?


30-03-2015

Sheridan has recently moved to the UK and has taken on a very different role to what she thought she would be doing!  Before I came to the UK, I was a Queensland Kindergarten teacher for 18 months, always with an idea of coming to the UK after...

Tags: Sheridan, Australia, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Queensland Kindergarten Teacher to Year Two Interventionist in England


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


07-10-2016

If you met us at a university career fair, you only needed to look around the room to see how many different agencies there are that recruit teachers for the UK. At the end of the day we all offer the same service (although the quality of this service...

Tags: Teaching in London, Teaching Agencies for Australians in the UK, Teaching Agencies for Australians in England, Teaching Agencies for Australians in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Questions You Need To Ask Your Agency


12-09-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.  “It’s spitting! Everybody in!” Peter Kay may have been joking when he said this, but these words ring more than a little true in primary school...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, TA, Teach in Wolverhampton, Rain, Primary, TA, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Rain Rain Go Away


23-10-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Emma shares her thoughts of RE teaching in schools. RE, not just for Christmas Christmas is on its way. If you believe the retailers it’s...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Teaching Assistant, RE, Christmas, Teaching, Learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: RE, not just for Christmas


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


20-01-2015

The flu season is upon us - how are you looking after yourself? Miranda provides us with her best tips.  Rub on the anti-bac, keep necking that Lemsip, Spring term 2K5 is underway. Happy New Year supply teachers! It’s that time of the...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ready Steady Achoo


12-03-2014

It can be difficult finding the time to read especially as a supply teacher. Do you read on your daily commute, just before bed or save it for the weekends? If you are looking for your next read, look no further than the list our candidates have...

Tags: books, literature, reading, candidates, choices, thoughts, reviews

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ready to Read


29-04-2013

Gareth is a primary teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Today's post centres around fairytales and a recent trip to the German towns where they originated...  Register for Teaching...

Tags: Fairytales, English Teacher, Gareth, Protocol Education, Primary Teacher, Brothers Grimm, Supply teacher, Teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Rediscovering the Grimm Brothers


15-12-2014

Sophie gives her reflection on white paper for 'Decision-Making in the Primary Teacher/Teaching Assistant Relationship'. To begin with I think it is really difficult for a supply teacher as there are many different roles a Teaching Assistant...

Tags: SophieW, NQT, Bristol

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Reflection on Teaching Assistant White Paper


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


05-03-2014

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Emma has had a range of experiences while working through us and she shares an insight into working in a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU). Reflections...

Tags: EmmaH, West-Midlands, supply, support, experiences, PRU, excluded, opportunities, attitude

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Reflections on a PRU


08-01-2014

Lynne is a Secondary Teacher with QTS who is currently working in schools through Protocol Education in Bristol. It's not always easy stepping in to cover classes for someone and Lynne shares her view on what is often the first...

Tags: Lyn, secondary, supply, register, digital, paper, different, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Register - Paper versus Digital


28-08-2013

Miranda works through Protocol Education Manchester as a primary teacher. This is why she is looking forward to returning to her supply teaching work... Unlike Lynne, a fellow protoblogger, I have not spent the summer industriously. All I did...

Tags: Miranda, Teach in Manchester, Primary Teacher, Lessons, Holidays, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: RIP Summer Holidays


08-07-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. A recent accident near his school made him question whether enough is being done to make sure our school children get to and from school safely. Here are...

Tags: James, ProtoBlog, Road Safety, Speed Limit, Secondary Teacher, Australian Teacher, Teach in Nottingham, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Road Safety in School Zones


30-05-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. A recent incident drew her attention to a very real issue concerning supply teacher responsibilities at home time...   Beware...

Tags: Miranda, Safeguarding, Teach in Manchester, Primary Teacher, Supply Teacher, Home Time, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Safeguarding at Home Time


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


19-01-2015

Our CPD Product Manager Trisha responds to an article in the January edition of the SEN Magazine.  In the January 2015 edition of SEN Magazine, I came across an article entitled, “Seeing the Positives” by Rosie Edmonson....

Tags: Trisha, CPD

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Seeing the Positives: Dyspraxia and Dyslexia


20-08-2014

September is just around the corner and Samantha helps us get ready for it's return.  “We know that in September, we will wander through the warm winds of summer's wreckage. We will welcome summer's ghost.” - Henry...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: September Clear Out


14-05-2014

Samantha is a Secondary drama teacher and is currently in a long term role in East London. Samantha shares how the choice of daily supply and long-term work enters her mind frequently.  Short term or long term supply: “To be or...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, long-term, supply, daily, choices

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Short-term or Long-term supply


19-08-2013

James (27) is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education in Nottingham. Should a university education always be required to become a  teacher? After reading an article today about teacher shortages I began wondering...

Tags: ProtoBlog, James, Primary, Teach in Nottingham, PGCE, Qualifications, GTP, University

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Should a university education always be required to become a teacher?


25-03-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda shares an insight to her life as a supply teacher and that supply can be a saving grace when it comes to having children and...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, supply, sleep, children, balance, pregnancy, life, flexibility

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Sleep and Supply Teaching


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


20-01-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world. Nicholas shares the uses he has found for...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, school, social-media, ideas, tips, resources, education, technology, ICT

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Snow Days and Social Media


10-08-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian based recruitment consultants working with teachers from NSW, the ACT and Tasmania. In his latest blog he helps you decide why you should choose Protocol for your experience teaching in England.   Unlike...

Tags: Casual Teaching in England, Full time teaching in England, Aussie Teachers, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: So Many Teaching Agencies - So Why Choose Us?


15-09-2016

  It has nearly been 6 months since legislation passed regarding umbrella companies which limited the deductions a teacher could claim. Previously to April 2016 a teacher could claim travel to & from school as well as 3 meals a day in...

Tags: umbrella companies, teaching in London, PAYE

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: So you still think registering with an outsourced umbrella company is a good idea?


27-06-2013

Beth is a Secondary teacher working in schools in Leicester through Protocol Education.  Something I’ve been asked, from my privileged position as outsider, in every school I’ve supplied in is “What do...

Tags: ProtoBlog, Beth, Secondary Teacher, Teach in Leicester, Behaviour, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: So, what do you think of this place then?


29-08-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. The summer is drawing to a close and there is an audible sigh of relief from parents everywhere, as sad little faces shop for new uniforms.  But also from my...

Tags: EmmaH, ProtoBlog, Teaching Assistant, New School Year, Teach in Wolverhampton, Supply, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Someone Else's Shoes


06-11-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London Primary schools through Protocol Education. In his latest blog, Gareth explores the SPAG Test in Year 6, as well as providing us with some revision material. SPAG Test Last...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, Year 6, Teacher, SPAG, SATS, Language, Learning, Linguistic, Phonics, Spelling, Grammar, Australian

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: SPAG Test - Linguistic Linguine


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


12-05-2011

When you register with Protocol Education, you have the option of not only teaching through our 3 London offices but through 11 other regional branches all across the country. Many teachers aren’t too keen on the fast-paced lifestyle of London...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in England, Teach in Nottingham, Supply Teaching, Relief teaching, casual teaching, teaching agencies in London, teaching agencies in the UK, teaching agencies in England

Category: Teaching Jobs with Protocol

Read: Spotlight on Nottingham


25-01-2013

Protocol Education has recently opened a branch specifically for the Surrey area to meet the rising demand for Teachers and Support Workers in Surrey Schools. Sam recruits our Secondary teachers and support workers for schools in Kingston, Richmond,...

Tags: Staff Interview, Protocol Education, Sam, Surrey, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Staff Interview: Sam, Secondary Consultant for Surrey


25-01-2013

Protocol Education has recently opened a branch specifically for the Surrey area to meet the rising demand for Teachers and Support Workers in Surrey Schools. Terry is responsible for recruiting SEN teachers and support workers for schools in Kingston,...

Tags: Terry, Mini Interviews, Protocol Education, SEN, Surrey

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Staff Interview: Terry, SEN Consultant for Surrey


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


30-04-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian-based recruitment consultants working with Aussie teachers in their move to England. There are many choices of work presented to you before you come but what choice should you make? Start With Casual Work or...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Start With Casual Work versus Take A Full Time Position Before Leaving Home


13-01-2015

Daniela has plenty of experience of working in the UK now. When she first started with Protocol Education we gave her the security of enough work by offering a Guaranteed Work Agreement. When my housemates and I first moved over to London to begin...

Tags: DanielaB, GWA, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Starting out with GWA


30-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. In today's post Emma talks about how her dissertation around the subject of bullying allowed her to finally see that she, a former victim, was not...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Bullying, Primary Schools, Support Worker, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Sticks and Stones


03-12-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda shares her view on a recent article focusing on Britain's World standing.  Stuck in the Middle with you! So,...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol Education, Supply, Teaching, Learning,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Stuck in the middle with you!


09-02-2015

What is it that makes us step foot back in the classroom day in day out? Samantha gives her view.  Student development, short and long term. It’s why we teach! We often have many, many, many forms to fill in, grades to give and basically...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Student Development - Short and Long term


08-09-2014

While we are happy to see the sun sticking around (in London at least) we know that the summer is over and the days are getting shorter again. Meg reflects on the summer she has had. Maybe we can transport ourselves for a moment?  The whirl...

Tags: Meg, New-Zealand-trained, supply, London, Surrey, teaching

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Holiday Blues


01-07-2014

It's officially July and that means that there are only a few weeks to go until the end of term. What will you be doing over the summer? Meg lets us know how she is going with her budget and what travel she has planned.  Summer holidays,...

Tags: Meg, London, New-Zealand-Trained,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Holidays


31-07-2013

James (26) is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham.  Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs - Contact Us The school holidays have begun and...

Tags: James, Summer, Holiday, Secondary Teacher, Australian-Trained, Government, Teach in London, Supply Teacher, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Holidays - Six Weeks Down to Four?


31-07-2014

The sun is shining and you aren't heading in to school everyday. What do you do with yourself? Samantha gives us a a few ideas of where we can find work to see us through.  It’s the summer holidays: what do I do now! Now contrary...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Holidays: What Do I Do Now!


17-07-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester.  Hooray! Summer term is truly here. And only a few eminently countable weeks until the long yawn of the summer hols. I...

Tags: Miranda,Protoblog, Primary Teacher, Summer, Playground, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Nostalgia


08-05-2015

Lara had a lovely time traveling around but had to come back to reality to head into the Summer Term!  So after a whirlwind 12 day tour around Europe it was time to get back to work; quite a struggle after being used to relaxing every day. After...

Tags: Lara, Australia, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Term Begins


02-01-2014

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Emma has put a list together of everything you will need to know to get through a day of supply.  Recently started working for Protocol Education?...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Supply, Teaching, what-to-do, timesheets, call,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply - What you really need to know!


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


18-03-2013

Sarah is an Australian-trained Primary and Secondary teacher working as a supply teacher in London schools through Protocol Education. Sometimes the advice "take work in case nothing is set" seems a bit vague when faced with a class...

Tags: SarahH, Protocol Education, Lesson Plans,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Survival Tips: No Lesson Plans


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


27-03-2013

Sarah is an Australian-trained Primary and Secondary teacher working as a supply teacher in London schools through Protocol Education. Today Sarah debates the pros and cons of teaching in rural England as opposed to a big city.  Supply...

Tags: SarahH, Supply Teacher, Teach in the UK, City vs Country, Primary, Secondary, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching - Country vs. City?


04-04-2013

Siobhan is an primary teacher from Sydney who decided to move to the UK after university to teach in schools in London through Protocol Education. Today she talks about her aversion to the techno side of teaching! I'm sure at least a few of...

Tags: Siobhan,Technology,Supply Teacher, Teach in London, Primary, Australian-trained, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching and Technology


20-09-2011

Working as a supply teacher in the UK... So you’re just ready to begin work as a supply teacher. What do you have to do? What are your extra responsibilities? What schedule should you follow? What if the kids are mean or the other teachers...

Tags: Renata, Protocol Education, Teach in Cambridge, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching Jobs, Primary Teaching Jobs, Facebook, Twitter, Protocol Education, UK Teaching Agency

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching in Cambridge, UK - The Daily Routine


23-09-2011

Click here to read Supply Teacher Daily Routine: Part One ~9.10am: Spend a few minutes outlining your behavioural expectations with the students. I try to ALWAYS do this, as it sets the tone for the day (do it after assembly if you need to). I...

Tags: Renata, Australian Teachers, Overseas Trained Teachers, Protocol Education , Teach in Cambridge, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching Jobs, Primary Teaching Jobs, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching in Cambridge, UK, The Daily Routine (Part Two)


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


19-05-2015

Laura has some great advice on the various teaching roles you can undertake with an agency.  Any of you that have attended one of Protocol Education's social evenings will know that supply teachers tend to be Australian or Canadian and a small...

Tags: LauraR, London, Ireland, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching versus Long-Term Work


11-05-2014

Daniela is Canadian primary teacher who made the move to the UK and teaches with our South London branch. Daniela has made the delibrate choice to continue with supply teaching. Find out why in her latest blog. Supply work suits me When...

Tags: DanielaB, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained, supply, loves, perks, learning, travel

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Work Suits Me


15-01-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda shares some wonderful tips for supply teachers to effectively incorporate Assessment for Learning (AFL) in the one-off lessons...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol-Education, AFL, Assessment, learning, supply, lesson, ideas,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supplying Assessment for Learning


07-10-2010

We try to help out overseas trained teachers (OTTs), as they need a little more guidance than others when it comes to finding work in the UK. Protocol set up a Teacher Services Department years ago in order to help teachers trying to find teaching...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach London, Teach Overseas, UK Teaching Jobs, CRT in the UK, Protocol Education

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Support Every Step of the Way


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


19-04-2013

Amy is a Primary Teacher working in schools in London through Protocol Education. Today she reveals her techniques for surviving supply in Year 6... Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter - Pinterest Surviving...

Tags: AmyC, Primary Teacher, Supply Teacher, Teach in London, Year 6, Behaviour, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Year 6


12-11-2014

Miranda shares her thoughts on the recent Sutton Trust Report.  ‘How wonderful Oscar, you closed the door!' 'Well done you for showing respect and appreciation for energy conservation. Jake, I saw you at the bin, sharpening...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Sutton Trust Report


14-02-2013

Follow Amy as she documents her experiences supply teaching in South London Primary Schools and Nurseries through Protocol Education. Amy has recently completed a long term assignment at one of our client schools and is moving on to daily supply teaching....

Tags: Amy, Long-term Supply, Daily Supply Teaching, Protocol Education, Primary, MFL

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Switching from Long-Term to Daily Supply Teaching


30-05-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Her debut post addresses the sensitive topic of homophobia in schools and the attitudes she feels must be challenged - in the staffroom.  Tackling Homophobia...

Tags: EmmaH,Teaching Assistant, Nursery, Supply in Wolverhampton, homophobia, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Tackling Homophobia in Schools Begins in the Staffroom.


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


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


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


08-07-2015

Mitch Jones is Protocol Education's NSW-based recruitment consultant helping Aussie teachers find casual and full time teaching jobs in London and across England. In his latest blog, he highlights the comparisons of teacher statistics between the...

Tags: Australian Teachers, UK teaching jobs, Full time jobs in the UK, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher Number Comparisons - NSW v UK


22-04-2013

Quiz Night      Which film producer with a vegetable as a last name, was, until his death, involved in most of the James Bond films?    Based on the total amount of visitors each year, name the eight most popular...

Tags: Teresa, Teach in London, Primary Teaching Jobs, Quiz Night, Pub Quiz, Social Events, Protocol Education, Teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher Quiz Night


05-01-2015

Have you made New Year's resolutions? Darren has a way to ensure he will be sticking to his and you probably won't be surprised to see it's teacher related! Be honest! Think back to all of the New Year's Resolutions you can remember...

Tags: DarrenC, Ireland, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher Style New Year Resolutions


02-12-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda points out that while you have your freedoms supply teaching it is important to keep up to date with CPD, even if you have...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol Education, Teaching, Supply,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher, teach thyself


18-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. We have many teachers who make the trip to the UK to experience teaching here and the utilise the fact that the UK is a doorstop...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, teacher, travel, opportunities, world, overseas, quotes

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher, Traveller, Both!


14-01-2015

Miranda has written a response to our recently published white paper on decision-making in the primary teacher/teaching assistant relationship.  Teachers and Teaching Assistants, whose pulling the strings? Protocol Education’s newly...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply, teaching assistants

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teachers and Teaching Assistants


02-04-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Looking for a teaching or support job in a school or nursery?  register here or search for jobs   I’ve...

Tags: Heather, Overseas trained, OTT, Canadian, Primary Teacher, Supply Teacher, Teach in London,Parents, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teachers as Acting Parents


24-08-2015

Our Australian team consultant Mitch wants to reassure you when it comes to choosing an agency that works for you.    Given that the UK education system lacks a centralised department like our states do here agencies like...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Agencies - How To Know Who To Trust


27-03-2013

About Amy: I am a newly qualified teacher from London. I came to teaching after a decade of working in university bookshops after completing a degree in English Literature. My motivation for teaching comes from my love of reading and continuous...

Tags: AmyC, Primary Teacher, Supply Teacher, NQT, Teach in London, Gender roles, Toys, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching and Pink Rabbits


07-08-2012

Looking for teaching or support work in schools and nurseries? register here or search for jobs Kathryn is a Canadian teacher, soon to finish her UK teaching career through Protocol Education in London. The Ultimate Field Trip On Monday...

Tags: Kathryn, Teacher, Canadian Teacher, OTT, Supply, Primary, Teach in London, Olympics, London 2012, Sport, PE

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching and the Olympics: A School Field Trip!


11-12-2014

We recently launched our white-paper focussing on the decision-making processes operating between teachers and teaching assistants. Many of our teachers have been writing in explaining the relationship they have with the teaching assistants they work...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Assistants Are Your Ally


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


21-06-2011

So...You've arrived in the UK, attended your induction meeting with Protocol and you are anxiously awaiting your first teaching day.....what now?? Tips for new graduates before you leave home and when you arrive. Moving to the UK as an...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teaching resources, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Relief teaching, casual teaching resources, teaching agencies in London, teaching agencies in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Hints & Tips


10-06-2014

Amy has put together ideas for you to use with your class in conjunction with the FIFA World Cup.  With the World Cup beginning on 12th June 2014, your students are bound to be talking about football at school. So, how can we turn this enthusiasm...

Tags: AmyTR, West-Midlands, Watford, Secondary, World-Cup, football, teaching, teacher, idea, lessons

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Ideas for the World Cup


23-04-2014

Amy is a secondary school teacher who has works for Protocol Education. Amy has worked in a number of different schools and in her most recent blog she shares her experience of working in a Special Measures School.  Teaching in a Special...

Tags: AmyTR, Watford, Secondary, supply, special-measures, OFSTED, rankings, development

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in a Special Measures School


17-06-2012

  Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Perth who is working in West London Primary schools in the UK through Protocol Education. Finding your story-voice One of the best things about teaching primary school classes is using silly voices...

Tags: Gareth, Teacher, Australian Teachers, OTT, Overseas Trained Teachers, Secondary, Teacher, Primary, Reading Hour, Teach in London,

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: Teaching in London UK: Having Fun with Reading Hour!


29-03-2012

  Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia, currently teaching in West London schools through Protocol Education. Students can be chronic liars. Here are some ways of pinning them down and extracting the information required from them.  Hidden...

Tags: Gareth, Teach in London, Teach in the UK, Secondary, CCTV, Fibs, Australian Teacher, Overseas Trained Teacher, Register with Protocol

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Teaching in London UK: the Secondary Classroom


02-03-2012

Caitlin is a Primary School Teacher working in Manchester through Protocol Education, and you can read her previous blogs here. Drama Role Play Scenarios I have completed this drama activity twice while supply teaching. Once with year...

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Drama, Role Play, Activities

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in Manchester UK: Primary School Games


10-01-2012

Cathryn recently moved over to the UK from Australia, and in this blog she shares her experiences as well as tips for other Australian Teachers. The Beginning of my UK Teaching Journey It’s been a rough start – I’m not going...

Tags: Australian Teachers, Teach in the UK, UK Teaching Jobs, Teach in London UK, Preparing, UK Accommodation, Cathryn, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in the UK: Be Prepared!


21-06-2012

Gareth is a Teacher from Australia who is working in West London Primary Schools through Protocol Education. Twenty-six degrees As an Australian I was a little bit surprised at students’ reactions when the mercury hit 26 degrees...

Tags: Gareth, Teacher, Australian Teachers, OTT, Overseas Trained Teachers, Secondary, Teacher, English Weather, Teach in London

Category: Teaching Jobs with Protocol

Read: Teaching Primary in London: English Weather!


18-05-2011

Heading to teach in a different country with a different curriculum can seem daunting, however you can prepare yourself before you travel to make the transition much easier! There are some great online teaching resources which you can access whilst...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teaching resources, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Relief teaching, casual teaching resources, teaching agencies in London, teaching agencies in the UK

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Teaching Resources


25-03-2015

Stephen has put together his most used resources for ICT, computing and business studies. We hope you will find them useful too!  Having your own bank of resources makes teaching so much easier. Some schools are well resourced and when you are...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Leeds, Resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Resources For ICT


25-03-2014

Mike currently works as a Senior Resource Consultant on our Candidate Management team. He registers teachers and support staff to work with Protocol Education. Before this, he worked in a primary school as a learning support assistant for a year; then...

Tags: MikeH, Protocol-Education, staff, sleep, teaching, techniques, strategies

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching vs Sleeping


25-02-2015

As a new teacher still finding their feet in the world of teaching, the thought of team teaching or teaching with an assistant in the classroom can be quite daunting. But, over the years, as I developed my confidence in the classroom, I began to realise...

Tags: Casey, Secondary, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Team Teaching and Teaching Assistants


22-11-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Gareth shares his thoughts on his tough first year teaching and believes it's better to get the difficult year over and...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, NQT, Teaching, difficult, Class, Behaviour,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Tear off the Bandaid


15-04-2014

Clodagh is an Irish-trained secondary teacher who taught in London for three years before joining the international team here at Protocol Education working with our overseas teachers.  Ten Things I Hate About CVs 1. Poor layout 2....

Tags: Clodagh, Irish-teacher, London, CV, hates, dislikes, amending, updating, information

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ten Things I Hate About CVs


25-03-2015

Often you come across something that inspires you and gives you a new insight to teaching. Miranda found this when she discovered Benjamin Zander and the 'Art of Possibility'.  I really very must share this little gem of a discovery. Now...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply, inspire

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Art Of Possibility


22-05-2013

Miranda is one of our regular Protobloggers and a primary teacher who works in schools in Manchester through Protocol Education. Today she asks whether the new three-form entry primary schools, built to meet increasing...

Tags: Miranda, Primary Schools, Supply Teacher, Baby Boom, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Baby Boom


12-04-2013

Siobhan is a primary  teacher from Sydney who decided to move to the UK after university to teach in schools in London through Protocol Education. Today's post reflects on the use of the bartering in primary schools... Looking for...

Tags: Siobhan, Australian Teacher, Supply Teacher, Teach in London, Bartering, Primary Schools, OTT, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Bartering Involved in Teaching


26-11-2013

We have a new addition to our Protoblogger family. Please welcome 'The Beak', a blog told from the point of view of a real teacher's pet. The Beak is a Moluccan Cockatoo, brought into a small primary school in Wandsworth. He doesn't...

Tags: Protocol Education, The Beak, Classroom, pet, Teacher, Halloween,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Beak - Trick or Tweet


09-12-2013

The Beak is back! The Beak is a Moluccan Cockatoo, brought into a small primary school in Wandsworth. He doesn't like children very much and is quite cynical about education having taught himself everything he knows. This time he is in Year 5... Inklings There's...

Tags: The Beak, Protocol Education, Animals, Education, Learning, Star, Assembly, English, Year 5, Wandsworth

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Beak: Inklings


14-07-2014

We've all had those brilliant days on supply... you know the one. The one that makes you walk away with a smile on your face. Daniela shares one of her great supply days.  I’ve been fortunate enough as a supply teacher to have had...

Tags: DanielaB, London, Canadian-trained, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Best Days of Supply Teaching


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


22-07-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. He thinks the classrooms of today contain a fair few design faults. Here's what he would change... Register for...

Tags: Gareth, Secondary, Classroom, Teach in London, Supply Teacher, Protocol Education, Furniture, Broken Classroom, Droids

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Broken Classroom


05-03-2013

Heather is a Canadian-trained Teacher living in Harrow, Middlesex. She is currently working in Primary schools through Protocol Education. Teachers are adaptable by nature says Heather - and thats why the possibilities are endless!   Protocol...

Tags: Heather,Protocol Education, Primary Teacher, Teach in UK, Supply Teaching

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Endless Possibilities


18-02-2015

Alison discusses inclusive education and how we need to ensure we are being inclusive of everyone in our class.  The First Step Towards Inclusive Education A while back, as part of my NQT training in Ireland, I took a course on “Inclusive...

Tags: AlisonB, Ireland, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The First Step Towards Inclusive Education


11-03-2014

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. He gives us a run down on a twist of the Great British Bake Off in his classroom.  Plain flour is spilled down my...

Tags: Gareth, LondonSecondary, supply, creative, bread, baking, curriculum, learning, experiences

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Great Classroom Bake Off


23-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather discusses what we can learn from reading The Hunger Games and how it can relate to the lives of the children we teach. If...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-Trained, Protocol-Education, children, reading, literature, idea,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Hunger Games


20-05-2014

Lauren is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education's Surrey team. Before taking on her current long-term role Lauren went to a few other interviews. She talks us through what to expect in an interview. The...

Tags: LaurenK, LondonSouth, Surrey, Canadian-trained, overseas, interview, process, observation, positions, consideration

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The interview process


19-06-2013

Siobhan is a primary teacher from Sydney who decided to move to the UK after university to teach in schools in London through Protocol Education. Today she talks about those few people who get to do the jobs they are passionate about - and...

Tags: Siobhan, Supply Teacher, Australian Trained, Teach in London, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Lucky Ones


15-01-2013

The Makings of a Good Supply Teacher   Here at Protocol Education we know the type of Supply Teacher our schools are impressed by. Often, a lot of little things can add up to an impressive (and less stressful!) supply day. Some of them may...

Tags: Protocol Education, Supply Teacher, Teaching Jobs, Primary, Secondary, Teach in UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Makings of a Good Supply Teacher


19-09-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education.  I recently discovered a really creative way of inspiring my maths group. This is by means of a “Maths Passport”. ...

Tags: Heather, Maths, Primary Teacher, Teach in London, Protocol Education, Supply Teacher, Travel

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Maths Passport


07-05-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian Secondary Teacher in  Milton Keynes. Today she lists the items that she views as ESSENTIAL when packing her bag for a day of supply teaching! The Necessities Through my experience on supply and in a fixed-term contract,...

Tags: Kirsten, Canadian Teacher, Secondary, Supply Essentials, Protocol Education, Necessities

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Necessities


13-01-2014

Meg is a New Zealand trained teacher preparing to move to the UK to be a supply teaching with Protocol Education. In her debut blog, Meg is counting down the weeks and offers her advice on what you need to do if you want to come and teach in the UK. The...

Tags: Meg, New-Zealand-trained, moving, big-changes, UK, Protocol, Kiwi,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Next Chapter Begins


27-03-2014

Secondary teacher Giles works for Protocol Education in Manchester. Giles encourages us to make a choice when it comes to choosing sleep and that your children will remember you, not the endless hours of planning.  I have always...

Tags: Giles, Secondary, Manchester, sleep, night, planning, lessons,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Night Owl


18-03-2013

James (26) is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. Today he adds to the OFSTED discussion and asks for your thoughts...   The OFSTED Discussion Since I became a fully qualified teacher in 2008 the topic...

Tags: James, OFSTED, Secondary, Supply Teacher, Teach in Nottingham, Protocol Education, UK Education System

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The OFSTED Discussion


09-07-2014

Ofsted... there we said it! The words that can make a school stop dead in their tracks. John tells us what to expect of Ofsted when you are a supply teacher. To anyone involved in education one word is sure to provoke a reaction. News of a visit...

Tags: JohnD, Sheffield, Humber, supply,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Ofsted Inspection


06-01-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian-based recruitment consultants working with Aussie teachers in their move to England. In this blog Mitch fills us in on the single biggest mistake that Aussies make in their move!        ...

Tags: Mitch, Aussie Teachers in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The ONE Biggest Mistake Aussie Teachers Make


05-03-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant working in London primary schools through Protocol Education.  Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter -  Pinterest   Tripping Hazard: The Pros and...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, School Outings, Teach in London, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Pros and Cons of Field Trips


11-05-2015

Sometimes you need to sit down an evaluate what you are doing with your life. Kaitlin has done this recently and takes a moment to recap the reasons she came to teach in the UK in the first place.  I am a teacher. More specifically – at...

Tags: Kaitlin, Cambridge, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Reason Why I Am Here


05-08-2014

Alisha has made the decision to come and teach in the UK. In her debut blog, she shares with us how she came to that decision and how the planning has been going so far.  I was first introduced to the idea of teaching in the UK when my University...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand-trained, teacher, move, overseas

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Road That Lies Ahead


28-10-2014

According to Miranda, managing work and sleep and putting them in the right order’s one of the true life challenges of full-time supply work.  I’m part-time but am woken, often with a kick to the chops (if we’ve had a bad...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Sleep Life/Work Balance


11-02-2014

We welcome to our Protoblogger team Laura. Laura is Canadian trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education in Cambridge. Here is her debut blog.  The Supply Teachers Guide to the Galaxy (Or in this case Cambridge) Arriving and...

Tags: LauraR, Cambridge, Canadian-trained, supply, teaching, learning, guide, expectations, help, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Supply Teachers Guide to the Galaxy


04-12-2014

Alison is normally a secondary teacher. Recently she set foot in a primary classroom and in her blog shares her advice with fellow secondary teachers.  Despite being a trained secondary school teacher, through working with Protocol Education,...

Tags: Alison, Irish, Ireland, teaching, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Transition from Secondary to Primary


17-05-2012

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia currently working in West London schools through Protocol Education. “The Great Unwashed” – a phrase supposedly coined first by novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton. One might...

Tags: Gareth, Teacher, Australian Teachers, OTT, Overseas Trained Teachers, Troublesome Teens, Teenagers, Secondary, Why I Teach, Teacher, Year 11, Great Unwashed

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Trouble with Teens: The Challenges for a Secondary Teacher


31-01-2011

Not something we’re used to over here, Umbrella Companies are widely used by many contractors in the UK, to offset their expenses, and as a result get a larger pay packet each week by paying less tax. Protocol Education have teamed up with...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in England, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Working as a Contractor/Supply teacher, Umbrella Companies, Key Portfolio

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: The Truth about Umbrella Companies


12-12-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Here she provides us with some light relief for the last few days of the school term. Make sure you sing it out loud! The...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol-Education, Teaching, Christmas, Twelve, Songs,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Twelve Days til Christmas


04-03-2013

Jennifer is a Canadian Primary Teacher working in a Primary School in Essex through Protocol Education. Having worked in both long term and daily supply, Jennifer is well-placed to provide some tips to ease the stress of supply work - and ensure you...

Tags: Jennifer, Canadian-trained, Primary Teacher, Teach in UK, Tips, Overseas Teacher, Daily Supply, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The View from Both Sides


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


07-06-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. She recently joined her Year 6 group on a field trip to Wales... Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter - Pinterest During...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained Teacher, Primary, Teach in London, Field Trip, Year 6, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Year 6 Field Trip


23-12-2014

Sometimes you might not get the call for supply work or it's time for a Christmas break. If you find yourself stuck for things to do, take a look at what Sophie suggests.  When you don’t get a call it could seem like there is nothing...

Tags: SophieW, NQT, Bristol

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Things To Do On Your Days Off


09-12-2014

Miranda takes a moment to stand up for teaching assistants.  The government is concerned about quality in teaching and school leadership. One of their proposed  answers to this is to do away with what the Daily Mail is snottily calling...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Three Cheers for Teaching Assistants


15-02-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian secondary teacher in Milton Keynes who blogs for Protocol Education regularly. With half-term approaching her thoughts are on TRAVEL and she has some very valuable advice for our teachers and support workers thinking of taking...

Tags: Kirsten, Protoblog, Travel, Canadian Teacher, Teach in UK, Secondary, Protocol Education, Half-Term

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Time for Travel


10-11-2014

Ever got nervous before an interview? Most of us definitely have. Stephen gives his advice on what you can do to make those nerves work for you.  I used to get very nervous before interviews and often found that I was literally talking myself...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Tips to Survive Your Interview Nerves


09-01-2015

In his last entry, Dave focused on the importance of a teacher and making the choice to become one. He also mentioned that he didn't do too well in school and was eventually diagnosed as having a learning disability. This entry is about how he...

Tags: DaveM, Leicester, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To Be Or Not Two Bee?


14-10-2014

Dave has returned with his second blogs. He explores the decision of becoming a teacher, a decision that bears great responsibility. To Be, Or Not To Be?: Part 1 of 2 This entry is aimed at someone thinking of becoming a teacher or for...

Tags: DaveM, Canada, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To Be, Or Not To Be


12-01-2011

So you’ve just arrived in the UK, you’ve never owned a passport before and you don’t know a soul in old London town. Where are you going to sleep tonight? There are numerous avenues for you to consider when looking for either long...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in England, SUpply teaching in London, dossing, Accommodation London

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: TO DOSS OR NOT TO DOSS???


28-03-2014

Nicole is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who taught in London for almost two years before making the move to work behind the scenes at Protocol Education. She now helps other Canadian teachers through the registration process and the transition...

Tags: Nicole, Protocol-Education, staff, Canadian-trained,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To Sleep or Not to Sleep


02-01-2014

Shawna is a Canadian-trained Primary Teacher who is a supply teacher based in London. As many of our overseas teachers have found out, once in the UK there are many teaching opportunities waiting for you and Shawna's latest...

Tags: Shawna, Protocol, Canadian-Teacher, overseas, teaching, learning, experience, choices, decisions, long-term, supply,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To take it or not?


13-02-2014

We are very excited about the launch of our jobfinder app. Click here to find out more. This got us thinking, what other apps for teachers are there? We’ve found a few that might make your job a little easier. What apps do you use? Let us...

Tags: Protocol-Education, jobs, app, teacher, resources, assistance, future, ICT, iphone, ipad, android, apple, social, on-the-go

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Apps for Teachers


15-09-2014

Samantha is a drama teacher who works in Secondary schools. She gives us her top five reasons why teaching assistants are amazing!  1. Talented: Teaching assistants are some of the most talented staff in the school; they have to be able to...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Five Reasons Teaching Assistants are Amazing!


16-06-2011

Thinking of reasons to head to the UK to teach and travel? Here are 10 of the best!   Number 10: Exploration Teaching in the UK, or any other country for that matter, gives you a new world to explore. Whether you choose to teach in...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teaching resources, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Relief teaching, casual teaching resources, teaching agencies in London, teaching agencies in the UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Ten Reasons to Teach in the UK


17-11-2014

Daniela is Canadian primary teacher who made the move to the UK and teaches with our South London branch. She gives us a quick review of two places she has discovered and now on her top list of places to visit.  I find that a top travel...

Tags: DanielaB, Canada, LondonSouth, Canadian-trained, supply, living, teaching, travel, Paris, Dublin, experiences

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Travel Destinations


19-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather has had the opportunity to travel many parts of the world and shares some of the lessons she has learnt. Travel is an...

Tags: Heather, LondonNorth, Canadian-trained, teacher, travel, opportunities, world, overseas, quotes, lessons, thoughts, home, shared

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Travel References in Teaching


12-04-2011

Kathryn's latest blog, though not about teaching, is still interesting as it highlights the importance of the London commute! Kathryn is a Canadian supply teacher currently teaching in London through Protocol Education. How to Avoid Looking...

Tags: Teach in London, Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Protocol Education,

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: Travelling on the London Underground...by Kathryn


27-06-2013

Amy's regular ProtoBlog documents her experiences supply teaching in South London Primary schools and Nurseries through Protocol Education. Today she reflects on the issue of travel - and shares what she has learned about making the morning...

Tags: Amy, ProtoBlog, Travel, Supply Teacher, Teach in London, Primary Teacher, Public Transport, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Travelling to Work - A Supply Teacher's Advice


09-02-2015

With supply teaching you can have some brilliant days while there are others you would rather forget!  Triumph and Disaster​ - Treat those two imposters just the same!  Supply teaching is littered with triumph and disaster and...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Triumph and Disaster


18-11-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Emma inspires us to take up a new challenge. Next time you get that call say yes! Try something new today. I remember the first time...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, New, Challenges, Learning, Foundation Stage, Curriculum,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Try something new today


19-03-2015

What's your reason for choosing supply teaching? Was it because you were looking for something different? Taking a break? Work-life balance? Trying new things? Hannah shares her reasons why. There are many reasons why teachers might choose to do...

Tags: HannahB, Supply, Bristol

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Trying New Areas Of Teaching


13-12-2010

Aussie trained Teachers have been travelling to the UK for decades – so what’s all the fuss about? Supply/Emergency Teaching is in high demand throughout England and Protocol Education has branches all over the country. The UK School...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Protocol Education, Jobs in England, Teach UK, Working in London, Teaching Agency

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: UK - To Teach or Not to Teach? That is the Question


03-03-2012

  Cathryn is an Australian Teacher living and teaching in London through Protocol Education. My Saving Grace Half-term has finally finished, and – just like at home – the last two weeks of term mean ratty kids.  If...

Tags: Cathryn, Teacher, Australian Teacher, Teach in London, Teach in the UK, Behaviour Management

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Classrooms: My Saving Grace


18-01-2013

Kirstie is a Canadian Secondary Teacher in Watford. Her Protoblog today focuses on the differences in lesson planning in Canada and UK and how best to "work with what you are given"! Enjoy... Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching...

Tags: Kirsten, Overseas Teacher, Canadian Teacher, Supply Teacher, Protocol Education, Lesson Plans, Secondary School, Teach in UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Lesson Plans: Work with What You are Given


18-07-2011

Here is a debut ProtoBlog by Australian teacher Ciaran. Ciaran is currently working in the UK as a Secondary Teacher through Protocol Education. He registered with Mitch in our NSW office before he left and is now working through our Chelmsford branch. Making...

Tags: australian teachers, ciaran, facebook, overseas trained teachers, protocol education, supply teaching jobs, teach in london, teach in the uk, teacher, twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: UK Supply Teaching Stories


25-09-2011

Ready, set...Quit? Ok the new school year has started and we’re into the third week.  I’ve contacted my agencies and they tell me, it’s been very quiet and as soon as anything comes in they’ll call. My USB stick is...

Tags: Kate, Australian Teacher, Teach in Leeds, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching Jobs, UK Teaching Jobs, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Supply Teaching: Six Months On...


22-10-2011

School Assembly You’ve been there, right on the side of the assembly hall watching over your class like a hawk. It’s enough to induce at least a yawn but you cover it as a cough so the kids don’t see. They are not a perceptive...

Tags: Mike, Australian Teacher, Teach in London, Teach in the UK, Assembly, Primary, Supply Teaching, Jobs

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Teaching Stories: School Assembly


09-03-2012

Caitlin is a Primary School Teacher working in Manchester UK schools through Protocol Education, and you can read her previous blogs here. Bringing the Olympics to the Classroom As the London UK Olympic Games approach supply...

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Olympics, Games

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Teaching: The London Olympics


10-03-2012

Continuing her blog series UK Teaching: The London Olympics, Primary Teacher Caitlin has some more great ideas!   Rounding Display the times from an Olympic event or if possible give each student a copy of them....

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Olympics, Games

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Teaching: The London Olympics Part Two


06-05-2014

Laura is a primary trained teacher who has taught in both mainstream and special needs settings. Now she is one of our Special Needs Specialists and runs training both in schools and our offices. Understanding Dyslexia Watching dyslexic children...

Tags: CPD, training, dyslexia, strategies, support, learning, difficulties,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Understanding Dyslexia


29-03-2014

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Gareth's students have picked up on what he wears and they have noticed a trend.  “Why do you always wear...

Tags: Gareth, LondonSecondary, behaviour, uniforms, appearance, Ofsted, trends, changes

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Uniform Management


05-05-2014

Mike 'the Earl of' Hurl is a former classroom assistant and a former primary school teacher. Now, as a Senior Resource Consultant, alongside registering teachers and support staff, he also provides CPD around numeracy. Unlocking Numeracy...

Tags: MikeH, Protocol-Education, CPD, training, unlock, numeracy, support, maths, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Unlocking Numeracy for Support


28-01-2011

Adventure awaits you in the UK – So how do you get there? There are a heap of flights leaving Australian shores daily via numerous routes landing in one of many UK airports – Which one is right for you? Prices will vary depending on the...

Tags: flights to the UK, Teaching in the UK, Teaching in London, FLying to London, Travel deals London

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Up Up & Awaaaaaayyyyyyyyy....


14-04-2014

With a school break upon us, we feel it's a good time to be amending and updating your CV. Daisy is manager of the Candidate Management team for our London offices. Her team see thousands of CVs a week. We caught up with her for tips and advice.  How...

Tags: Daisy, CV, amend, update, tips, advice

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Updating Your CV


14-07-2014

Samantha discusses how we should use drama across the curriculum. How much of a benefit does drama have on a student? Drama is not a core subject and does not have a clear curriculum but it has one of the highest grade success rates across...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Using Drama to Teach Across the Curriculum


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"


10-05-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Today's blog is an amusing and interesting rant regarding her frustrations with VCOP. Do you agree? VCOP Rant Am...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Teach in Manchester, VCOP, Writing, Primary Curriculum

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: VCOP Rant


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


16-10-2015

Last month over 200 Protocol Education teachers joined us for our legendary Boat Party along the River Thames. We're all about the fun and we want to give our educators a chance to experience London in a unique and entertaining way. This...

Tags: boat party, education, school, teachers

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Video: Boat Party 2015


28-05-2014

Emma's latest blog highlights the impact of violence on children she works with in a pupil referral unit.  "I stabbed my teacher, you know.  That's why I was excluded from my last school". Rajesh* was grinning. ...

Tags: EmmaH, Shropshire, West-Midlands, PRU, pupil, referral,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Violence in Schools


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


17-05-2013

Miranda is one of our regular Protobloggers! She is a primary teacher who works in schools in Manchester through Protocol Education. Today she tells us why she thinks school holidays are important - because they enable teachers to keep on teaching! Viva...

Tags: Miranda. Supply Teacher, Holidays, Teach in Manchester, Primary Teaching, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Viva Les Grandes Vacances


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

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22-09-2014

It's the Autumn term and we are beginning to look back on the summer holidays as a distance memory. Samantha checks in and let's us know where she is at right now.  We are back and in the swing of the new term, classes are running...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, supply, daily, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: We Are Back