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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


12-12-2013

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


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


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!


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


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


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!


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!


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


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


14-03-2014

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


29-01-2014

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


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!


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


14-05-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Nesting


13-02-2014

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


31-07-2014

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!


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


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


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


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


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!


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


17-11-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Travel Destinations


19-03-2015

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


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


11-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Video in the Classroom


10-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Visits Really Count


19-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Wake and Shake


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


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


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


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


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


11-08-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Your Working Wall


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