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11-05-2015

Joel has been working on daily supply through Protocol Education since moving from Canada in January. He is a secondary trained teacher who has found himself in the primary classroom! He shares his best three tips for colleagues in a similar situation.  As...

Tags: Joel, Secondary, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 3 Tips for Secondary Trained Teachers Working in Primary Schools


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


30-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Drama Teachers Parents Evening


23-07-2014

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


17-10-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Alternative Holiday Desintations


29-01-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: An Australian Teacher's view on The Apocalypse


29-07-2014

Lyn has recently taken part in a focus group for TES and feels that the picture being painted isn't always a true reflection.  Has anyone seen the recent edition of the TES (22nd July) with a picture on the cover of a supposed woman teacher...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Armour


20-06-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Be a Supply Teacher


28-10-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Behaviour Management for Supply Teachers: Prevention


19-03-2015

You can model moral values as a supply teacher - particularly in relation to behaviour. Lyn can show you the way!  Classroom management is the biggest challenge for us casual supply teachers. It always has been. We encounter a myriad of behaviours...

Tags: Lyn, Bristol, Secondary, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Behaviour Management With Moral Values


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


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


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


24-08-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


16-12-2014

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

Tags: Gareth, Secondary, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Christmas Lesson Ideas


22-12-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Christmas Time at School


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


08-07-2014

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

Tags: Ciaran, London, Secondary, SEN

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Do Not Knock It Til You Try It


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?


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


02-04-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


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


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


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


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


25-11-2014

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

Tags: Casey, Secondary, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Helping Students to Develop a Growth Mindset


14-08-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Here come the Girls: Ensuring Inclusivity


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


20-06-2014

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

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Susan


04-06-2014

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

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Issues of being a supply teacher


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


07-05-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


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


11-07-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Managing Behaviour in Secondary Classrooms: Part Six


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?


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


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


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


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


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


29-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Parent Teacher Evening


11-03-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Parent's Evening Tips


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


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


24-03-2014

Chris is a Deputy Headteacher at a secondary school near Bristol, responsible for curriculm, assessment, reporting, monitoring, engagement with parents, and a whole raft of other things. He is a teacher of English and Media Studies. His blogs are...

Tags: ChrisH, Bristol, Secondary, Deputy-Headteacher, education, thoughts, year-11, motivation, exams, hope,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Proud Letters


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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?


10-06-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Ideas for the World Cup


23-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in a Special Measures School


17-06-2012

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

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

Category: UK Teaching Stories

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


29-03-2012

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

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

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Teaching in London UK: the Secondary Classroom


21-06-2012

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

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

Category: Teaching Jobs with Protocol

Read: Teaching Primary in London: English Weather!


25-02-2015

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

Tags: Casey, Secondary, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Team Teaching and Teaching Assistants


22-07-2013

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


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


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


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


27-03-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Night Owl


18-03-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The OFSTED Discussion


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


17-05-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


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


15-02-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Time for Travel


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!


12-05-2015

Jonny Harrison has spent eight years in teaching, including three years working as a SENCO in a London secondary school. Having worked very closely supporting students on the ASD spectrum and witnessed many of the challenges that they and their families...

Tags: Jonny, Secondary, London, ASD

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top TA - Managing Change


29-03-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Uniform Management


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


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


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


09-04-2015

Casey explores how you can put your class at ease and help them study effectively for an upcoming examination or assessment.  Learning is fun! Although not all students will admit it, there are many aspects and elements of their schooling that...

Tags: Casey, Secondary, London, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Which Learning Style Are You


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

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21-01-2013

Ivan is a Canadian trained Secondary teacher who is currently in a permanent postion through Protocol Education in a school in Milton Keynes. Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs - Contact Us Why Technology Is Your Friend,...

Tags: Ivan, Secondary, Teach in UK, Technology, Mobile Phones, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why Technology Is Your Friend, Not Your Foe


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


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


20-01-2015

Casey lends her advice on writing an incident report and how it should be approached by teachers.  The role of a teacher is incredibly diverse, and we go to work each day knowing that as educational providers, we are responsible for the whole-person...

Tags: Casey, Secondary, Australia

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Writing An Incident Report


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