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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...


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 ££££


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


16-10-2013

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


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


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


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


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


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...


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


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


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


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

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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


01-04-2014

Samantha is a Secondary drama teacher and is currently in a long term role in East London. In her debut blog, she shares an insight into battle between her mind and body in the morning.  Last night I awoke several times, moving and turning,...

Tags: Samantha, Bromley, Secondary, drama, sleep, teacher, supply, battles, self

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Inner Monologue of Sleep


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


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!


01-11-2013

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!


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


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??


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


10-04-2015

Sam explains why poetry can be a useful teaching tool for all ability students.  Poetry as a teen scared me, I never understood why we should dissect and analyse words, lines, sentence structure and find many meanings. I felt that it was what...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Poetry In Education


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


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


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


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


19-03-2015

What do we really need to teach? Samantha raises this very question!  A computer?  An abacus? Or just a space and some students? An IT lesson teaching computer programing is likely to need a computer, a photography class my need a...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Resources Needed To Teach


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


26-06-2014

In Gareth's latest blog, he talks us through his lack of passion for Shakespeare. I’m not particularly bothered by William Shakespeare. It’s an outrageous statement for an English teacher to make, but the fact this blog stagnated...

Tags: Gareth, London, supply, Shakespeare, blog, language,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Romeo


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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)


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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

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


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


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


16-04-2015

Does your whole teaching day go by without any other adult connection? Samantha has had those days and stresses that it's important not to feel lonely.  The secret loneliness of teaching is often left unspoken and rarely acknowledged...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Lonely Teacher


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


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


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


14-05-2015

Samantha last blog 'The Lonely Teacher' was rather successful and she's back with a new offering discussing 'The Stressed Teacher'.  We have heard a thousand times how teachers are stressed, they burn out after a few years...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Stressed Teacher


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


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


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


10-03-2015

Samantha is here to tell you that you are doing a fantastic job! And we completely agree!  We work too many hours, we all know this. I leave at 6.30am and get home some nights at 5pm and others after 9pm. I do in fairness live about a 45 minute...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The working hours of a teacher


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


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???


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?


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


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


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


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


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


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

Read: Wake and Shake


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


05-08-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester.  So Prince George is born to reign over us. Shame I wasted that quid at William Hill, betting on Kayden.  Price Kayden...

Tags: Miranda, ProtoBlog- Prince George, Royal Family, Ofsted, Exams, EMA, Protocol Education, Supply teacher, Teach in Manchester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Welcome Prince George


03-09-2010

Hello and welcome to the first ever edition of the Protocol Australia Blog. In this ongoing series of ‘ProtoBlogs’ we wish to help you in your search for teaching positions in the UK. How we can help We recently sent a...

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

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Welcome to the Protocol Australia Blog!


01-11-2013

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. Siobhan shares with us how you work out what your day will be like when on supply.  At...

Tags: Siobhan, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Organisation, Learnings, Impressions, Education, Arrival, Australian

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What A Day!


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


30-11-2010

Starting work in Jan 2011 and already registered with one of our local Australian offices? The Australian school year is coming to a close and you’ll be busy writing reports, attending Christmas festivities and basically packing up...

Tags: Teaching in the UK, Protocol Education, Teach in London, Supply Teaching, Relief Teaching in London, Casual Teaching in London, Primary Teaching jobs, Secondary Teaching jobs, Facebook, Twitter,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: What do I need to do before I leave and what will Protocol take care of at my UK Induction?


07-01-2011

What’s the best method of transferring money from Australia to England and vice versa?? Protocol Education works in partnership with Tranzfers. They offer a fantastic service and great rates with a flat fee of $15 per transfer and the first...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in England, Teach in London, Getting Paid, Umbrella Companies, Flights to the UK, Supply Teaching

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: What teachers have been asking us this week....


20-04-2015

Samantha has found in the past it can be tricky to decide what to wear to school. What about wearing leggings?  It is always a conundrum what to wear on a school day, sticking to sensible clothing or trying to be a bit more fashion forward without...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What To Wear To School


20-02-2013

James (26) is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education in Nottingham. Today he asks what we in the UK can learn from the way things are done in the USA! What can we learn from education in the USA? Over the last few weeks I have...

Tags: James, Teach in UK, Teach in Nottingham, Education System, Primary Teacher, Teach Supply, Teach in Nottingham, Protocol Education, USA

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What we can Learn from Education in the USA


24-02-2011

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: Supply Teaching, Teach in the UK, Primary Teaching Jobs, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Protocol Education, Watford jobs, St. Albans jobs, Luton jobs, Oxford jobs,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: What's All The Fuss About Watford?


31-01-2013

Gemma, a  Teaching Assistant  who has worked through Protocol Education in Sheffield shares her views about the concept of schools as "profit systems" in her interesting and somewhat  thought-provoking Protoblog.  When...

Tags: Gemma, Teaching Assistant Jobs, Support Workers, Primary Supply Jobs, Teachers, Protocol Education, Schools

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: When Schools Have Business Targets


01-12-2010

By Stacey Back in Australia I joined an agency that based itself in London. I travelled by myself to the UK in July and I had little communication with the agency I joined. When I went for my first interview with the agency I was told that my...

Tags: Protocol Education, Supply Teaching in London, Teach in London, Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Primary Teaching jobs, Secondary Teaching jobs, Early Childhood jobs, Teach in Sheffield

Category: Teaching Jobs with Protocol

Read: Which recruitment agency should I choose?


02-10-2013

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. Below she shares her experience of finding her way around the new term AND all those stairs! When...

Tags: Siobhan, Australian, Primary Teacher, Protocol Education, Supply, Stairs

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Which Way Am I Going Again?


20-02-2014

We welcome to our Protoblogger team Ciaran. He is a secondary PE teacher who has recently made the move back to the UK. In his debut blog, he shares his experiences as a newly qualified teacher in the UK. Why Not? Sometimes in your life instead...

Tags: CiaranS, LondonSecondary, Secondary, Australian-trained, overseas, supply, opportunities, choices

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why Not


18-09-2014

Lynn is a secondary teacher who has worked with a number of fantastic teaching assistants. Here are her reasons why teaching assistants are great: They support in the classroom and help me They are a good source of advice They see...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why Teaching Assistants are Great


24-05-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education in Nottingham.Today he debates the pros and cons of Wikipedia as a learning resource! Wikipedia as a Learning Resource Wikipedia is the largest online encyclopaedia...

Tags: James, Wikipedia, Primary Teacher, Supply Teaching, Technology, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Wikipedia as a Learning Resource


02-10-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. She discusses what helps to motivate her in the early mornings as well as through the day. As the cold season is hitting us, the days are growing...

Tags: Heather, Canadian, Protocol Education, Primary, Teacher, Supply, Education, Winter, Cold, Motivating, Maths, Learning, Focus

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Will Power Motivators


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


09-01-2015

Samantha looks back on last term and how she got along especially alongside her new colleagues. Firstly there is the phrase ‘don’t smile until Christmas’ which bothers me slightly as I quite like to smile, I like to be happy also...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Working with New Colleagues


11-03-2013

Heather is a Canadian-trained Teacher living in Harrow, Middlesex. She is currently working in Primary schools through Protocol Education. Today she considers how living and teaching in London has given her a much better understanding of different...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, OTT, Teach in London, Supply Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Worldly Perspectives through Teaching


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!


23-10-2014

Have you written a mission statement for you class? Samantha tackles this for her new class this term.  Within two weeks of having a form class I now know all of their names, and which ones need to sit alone. It’s a strange endeavour...

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Writing a Mission Statement


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


31-10-2014

Has your mind gone blank over half term and you can't remember what to take to school? Never fear Lynn is here with her checklist. Lynn has got this down to a fine art. In my pencil case: black / blue / red and green pens pencils a...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Your Supply Bag


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


11-11-2010

I was lucky (unlucky?) enough during the volcanic explosion to be in the same class for four days. This class had a reputation at the school for being somewhat unruly. On my first day, I noticed some bells in the classroom. “Great, I won’t...

Tags: Supply Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, Register with Protocol Education, Protocol Education, Primary Teaching Jobs, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, SEN Teaching Jobs, Belinda

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: 'If You're Happy and You Know It, Clap Your Hands!', by Belinda


10-08-2010

Ah yes, the sun is shining, barbeques are cooking, holidays are being planned, and long term teaching job prospects are being proffered for September. When my Protocol Education consultant called me last week to discuss the prospect, I was rather vague...

Tags: Supply Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, Register with Protocol Education, Protocol Education, Primary Teaching Jobs, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, SEN Teaching Jobs, Belinda

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: 'That Time of Year', by Belinda


04-08-2010

Please see below a Blog written by one of our Australian-trained teachers...   Six weeks of classroom-free bliss! As happy as we are as teachers and rewarding as our jobs can be, you can’t tell me you are not looking forward to summer...

Tags: Supply Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, Register with Protocol Education, Protocol Education, Primary Teaching Jobs, Secondary Teaching Jobs, Teach in the UK, SEN Teaching Jobs

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: 'We're all Going on a Summer Holiday', by Belinda


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