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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


04-02-2014

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


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


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


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


22-08-2014

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

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Packing The Supply Bag


22-09-2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


19-09-2014

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

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, teacher, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Taking up LSA opportunities


14-01-2015

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


11-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Video in the Classroom


10-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Visits Really Count


19-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Wake and Shake


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


02-07-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Working Walls


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


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