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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


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


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


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


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?


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


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...


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


14-01-2015

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


02-03-2012

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


05-05-2015

Miranda shares her experiences, challenges and triumphs of working with a child with EAL.  Working one-to-one with a child with EAL can be hugely demanding, stimulating and always, always humbling. Last year, I worked with a boy in Reception who...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What Anwar Taught Me


04-03-2015

Miranda tackles World Book Day from a mum's point of view! She asks us to consider what we really should be focussing on.  So this year, again, I’m scratching around like Hairy Mclary on a warm day, considering what to fancy-dress...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: World Book Day


10-11-2014

Miranda has four tips for you to get through your interview, inlcuding a few tricks she picked up from others along the way!  I’m not particularly great at interviews, I’m either a bag of nerves or I come across as if I want to...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Wrestle the Nerves - Bag the Job!


17-12-2014

Christmas is nearly here! Miranda shares her love of this time of year in schools.  Rejoice, rejoice oh choirs of little angels (so long as you’re all rehearsing somewhere in a soundproofed hall, far, far away from where I have been...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, NQT, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Yonder Lies a Star


11-08-2014

Beginning to dream of your classroom layout in September? What about your working walls? Miranda shares what she thinks makes a good working wall.  Do walls have ears? What do your classroom walls say about you?  Boy do I love a...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, Supply, working-wall, resources

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Your Working Wall


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