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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!


20-05-2013

Landed that long-term role? Here's a 10 item check list for your first week! Contact us - Register for Teaching Jobs - Search for Teaching Jobs Top 10 Things To Do In The First Week Of School 1. Learn the behaviour...

Tags: Ivan, Secondary Teacher, Long-Term Role, Overseas trained teacher, Tips, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 Things to Do In the First Week of School


28-02-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. We have had unseasonal wet weather this winter and Orianne has come up with some ways for us to enjoy it. Rain, rain, go away, come again…but...

Tags: Orianne, Bristol, Canadian-trained, rain, England, differences, ideas, tips, days-off, sunshine, indoors, weather

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 10 Ways to Find Joy in the English Rain


17-11-2016

4 Myths About Umbrella Companies   With most agencies promoting umbrella companes as the best way to be paid when teaching in the UK, here are some myths busted about them that will make you think twice.  Remember you always have...

Tags: umbrella companies, PAYE, teaching in London, casual teaching in England

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 4 Myths about Umbrella Companies


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


15-08-2011

Continuing his Guide to Behaviour Management Blog, here is Darren's latest instalment. Darren is an Australian teacher currently teaching in the UK through Protocol Education. Maintaining A Sane Classroom Ok, so you've given yourself...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Overseas trained teachers, Teach in England, English Schools, Teach in Cambridge, Protocol Education, Behaviour Management, Australian Teachers, Facebook, Twitter

Category: UK Teaching Stories

Read: A Guide to Behaviour Management, Part 3


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


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


04-02-2014

Chris is an experienced UK headteacher from Manchester, who recently took the opportunity to teach overseas through Protocol Education. In his debut blog, he shares with us his thoughts, first impressions and experiences of dealing with a different...

Tags: ChrisF, International-teachers, Middle-East, opportunities, experience, learning, systems, curriculum, differences, levels, assessment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: All that Glitters is not Gold!


22-11-2013

Orianne is a Canadian teacher who is based in Bristol. Like many of our International teachers, they get asked to make comparisons between the schools here and back home. Orianne shares one big difference she has found since teaching...

Tags: Orianne, Protocol Education, Learning, Alphabet Soup, Spelling, Classroom, Canada, Bristol

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Alphabet Soup


22-02-2013

We are delighted to introduce Megan - our newest Proto-blogger. Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant who has recently moved over to the UK. Today she shares the details of a rewarding project she was involved with in Florida - one which...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, Support Worker, Canadian, Protocol Education, Environmental Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: An Unexpected Experience


09-12-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather introduces us to Tula, her father's wonderful therapy dog who visits a local library to help children read. Yes, you...

Tags: Heather, Protocol Education, Learning, Teacher, Classroom, Stress, Benefits, Retirement, Animals, Therapy, Canadian Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Animals in Education


20-08-2014

Casey is making the journey to the UK to teach... but maybe not as you would expect! My name is Casey and I'm an Australian. Yes, I confess, I'm one of the many Aussies who make their way to London each year to work, travel and soak...

Tags: Casey, Australian-trained, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Around the World in 80 Days


28-05-2014

Are you looking for some useful books to add to your classroom? Sophie shares her suggestions which a particular focus on art.  Now it is the holidays it is a great time to stock up on resources and here are just a few art books which I would...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, art, resources, teaching, ideas

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Art books are great to have in the classroom


15-09-2010

Welcome to one of the first Protocol Education Australia Blogs. With offices across Australia you will be able to stay in touch with what’s happening in your State and hopefully attend an Information Session to get all the gossip on Teaching...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach London, Teach Overseas, UK Teaching Jobs, CRT in the UK

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Aussie, Aussie, Aussie..Blog, blog, blog!


06-11-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.  Basically, to slang or not to slang.  You get me? A few weeks ago I was watching the news and I was interested to hear about a school...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Teaching Assistant, Language, Slang, Learning, Teacher, Rastamouse

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Basically, to slang or not to slang.


19-03-2014

Sam is an actor, director and general theatre enthusiast who works with Protocol Education as a teaching assistant in London. For the past six weeks he has been working on a one to one basis with a Year Four students at a primary school...

Tags: SamC, teaching-assistant, SEN, LSA, LondonSEN, LondonEast, support, chances, rewards, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being a One to One


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


17-07-2015

Timing your trip to the UK is a crucial part of your travels; arrive at the wrong time and you can be left with little or no work! Keeping an eye on the UK school calendar is one of the most important things you need to do when making your plans.   If...

Tags: UK School Terms, Casual teaching in the UK, Guaranteed casual work

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Best Time of Year to Arrive


22-11-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather usually write about Youtube videos she has come across, but in her latest blog she talks about Breaking Bad, the questions...

Tags: Heather, Canada, Protocol Education, Teaching, Breaking Bad, Questions, Classroom, Learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Breaking Bad


28-04-2014

Breeze your way through Parent Teacher Evening Parents/Guardians evening can often be seen as one of the more complicated parts of being a teacher and many teachers feel the pressure and it can be an overwhelming experience. We have devised four...

Tags: Protocol-Education, blogs, parents, parents-evening, organised, discussion, targets, effective, ease

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Breeze Your Way Through Parent Teacher Evening


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


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


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


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


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


29-09-2014

Alison is new to our blogging team. She begins by sharing her experiences of Protocol Education and working in the UK over the past year.  I first started working as a supply teacher with Protocol Education last April in Newcastle Upon Tyne....

Tags: Alison, Irish, Ireland, Newcastle, teaching, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Experiences of Teaching in the UK


28-01-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heard of fat-shaming? We hadn't yet and Heather helps explain it for us as well as lessons that our children may take away. Fat-shaming...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-Trained, body-image, ideas, celebrities, film, impressions,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Fat shaming


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


10-12-2013

Darren is an Irish trained teacher who has recently made the move from Ireland to the UK to teach with Protocol Education. In his debut blog, he reflects on his first term and gives some tips and resources to anyone starting supply in the UK.  Part...

Tags: DarrenC, Protocol, Irish, Ireland, Overseas, Moving, Wish, Known, Learning, Teacher, Discover

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Five things I wish I had known! Part One


18-12-2013

Darren is an Irish trained teacher who has recently made the move from Ireland to the UK to teach with Protocol Education. In Part Two of his debut blog, he gives further advice for teachers coming to the UK for the first time to work as supply...

Tags: DarrenC, Protocol, Ireland, Irish, Overseas, Moving, Wish, Known, Learning, Teacher, Discover, Behaviour, Classroom-Management

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Five Things I wish I had known! Part Two


10-12-2010

I’ve heard it’s really difficult to set up a bank account in the UK. Should I set one up before I leave Australia? True, it can be difficult to set up a bank account, but not if you are registered with Protocol Education. We have a link...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Relief Teaching, Casual Teaching, Daily teaching, Teaching contracts in London, Facebook, Twitter,

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Frequently Asked Questions


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


01-09-2015

Mitch Jones is one of Protocol Education's Australian based recruitment consultants. In this latest blog, he talks about the massive demand for Aussie teachers in the UK - and how much work there is in England!   This week marks the...

Tags: Full time positions, Casual teaching in England, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Gearing up for January 2017


20-03-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant who has recently moved to London and is currently working in schools through Protocol Education. She continues her Green Classroom theme with a post that reflects on how much children stand to benefit from getting...

Tags: Megan,TA,Teaching Assistant, Support work in London, Nature, Environment, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Get Out! The Importance of Exposing Children to Nature


14-03-2013

Another great post about energy saving from Megan, a Teaching Assistant in London who recently moved over from Canada to work with Protocol Education. I know what you’re probably thinking. Here comes another blog entry from the tree hugger. ...

Tags: Megan, TA, Teaching Assistant, Green Classroom, Energy Saving, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Green Classroom: Saving Energy


29-01-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world.  Nicholas implemented...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, blogs, children, work, projects, social-media

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Hashtag Twenty Time


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


27-04-2015

Stephen discusses how to promote good behaviour as a supply teacher. Good behaviour is something all teachers seek to promote in the classroom but it is seldom a given when you are teaching on supply. When you take a class for the first time it’s...

Tags: Stephen, Sheffield, Newcastle, teacher, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: How To Promote Good Behaviour


29-01-2014

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Miranda encourages us not to play it safe as supply teachers and instead create an exciting, interactive and alternative science lesson. Science...

Tags: Miranda, Manchester, Supply, Science, lessons, ideas, ice

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ice Ice... Science


19-06-2013

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


19-04-2012

Jason is a Primary Teacher from Perth who is teaching in London through Protocol Education. This is Jason's first ProtoBlog, so comments are welcome! I recently read a post by Meaghan on the ProtoBlog about her experiences as a supply teacher...

Tags: Jason, Teacher, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in East London, Primary, Australian Teacher, OTT, Overseas Trained Teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Jason's Blog: Teaching in London UK


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..?


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??


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


04-12-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Recently, a crime was committed in Gareth's classroom and the class went into lock down. Gareth shares the proceedings. Lock...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, Classroom, Behaviour, Classroom management, property, Australian Teacher, West London, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Lock Down!


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


18-12-2013

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. Sadly, her time in the UK has come to an end and she shares her thoughts before heading...

Tags: Siobhan, ProtocolEducation, Teaching, UK, Australian, Overseas, Reflection, Lessons,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking Back


11-02-2014

Sam is an actor, director and general theatre enthusiast who works with Protocol Education as a teaching assistant in London. In his debut blog, he shares with us his knowledge of communication and in particular his discovery of makaton and...

Tags: SamC, teaching-assistant, SEN, makaton, learning-tools, experiences, ideas, drama, communication, enhance

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Makaton - Using Drama in Education


26-11-2013

Emma, who is a regular blogger for Protocol Education, is a Teaching Assistant who works in Wolverhampton. After reading her latest blog, I'd like to know who else has found themselves in the same situation as I most certainly...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, SATNAV, Directions, Teaching Assistant, work,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Make a U Turn where possible


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


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


22-05-2017

Brad is an Aussie teacher who has just returned to Sydney after spending nearly 2 years living and teaching with Protocol in London! Fair to say he’s had an amazing time and he’s given us a few pointers to spread to other prospective teachers...

Tags: Teaching in London, Brad, Casual teaching in London, Protocol Education, London teaching agencies

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: MAY 2017 | Been to London, Bought the T-Shirt, Back in Sydney


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


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


13-01-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. Coming to the end of the year often makes us reflect on the past year and the year ahead. While wishing us a Happy New Year, Orianne shares her...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian-trained, Protocol Education, Teacher, new-year, reflections, belonging, overseas, Canadian-trained-teacher,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: New Belonging in a New Year


03-07-2014

In June 2013 the Department for Education announced that the current National Curriculum and the system of ‘levels’ used to report children’s attainment and progress would be removed from September 2014. Fast-forward 12 months...

Tags: National-Curriculum, changes, assessment

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: New National Curriculum Assessment


16-10-2017

Jacqui is an Aussie teacher who has just returned from her 2 years in the UK. She got in touch with Mitch from the Sydney office and has been able to offer the following testimonial!   • What made you decide to teach in England? I...

Tags: casual teaching, teach in the UK, Jacqui

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: OCTOBER 2017 | "Your teaching agency needs to be transparent"


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


21-09-2014

Alisha has made the decision to come and teach in the UK. In her latest blog, she gives us an update on her planning and her thoughts about where to live.  It has been a wee while since my last blog entry but I have been very busy with three...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand, teacher, move, overseas, Uxbridge

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Our Journey to the UK


28-02-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant working in London primary schools through Protocol Education.    Out to the Garden with the Worms:  The Benefits of Gardening in Schools   Several schools all...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, Canadian, Gardening, Environmental Education, Teach in UK, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Out to the Garden!


12-02-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world.  Nicholas gives teachers...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, blogs, ICT, technology, new, ideas,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Paralyzed By Technology


05-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.Today she discusses the issue of peer pressure in Primary schools and it's effect on her students. “Johnny did it first!” Peer pressure...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Peer Pressure, Primary Schools, Support Worker, Uniform Policy, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Peer Pressure in Primary Schools


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


26-06-2014

We all can use some useful tips in the classroom and has teachers we love little things that help make our job a little easier. Sophie suggests using post-it-notes.  Now I know post-it-notes are such a simple resource in a classroom but they...

Tags: SophieW, Bristol, NQT, resources, lessons, ideas, share, community

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Post-it Notes


03-12-2013

Protocol Education talks to... an Australian teacher. Patrick is an Australian teacher who came to the UK almost 12 months ago. Recently, we touched base with him to see how things are going. Protocol Education: Where are you based and what...

Tags: Patrick, Protocol Education, Overseas, Australia, Teacher, Interviews

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Protocol Education talks to.... an Australian teacher!


12-09-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton.  “It’s spitting! Everybody in!” Peter Kay may have been joking when he said this, but these words ring more than a little true in primary school...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, TA, Teach in Wolverhampton, Rain, Primary, TA, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Rain Rain Go Away


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


20-01-2014

Nicholas runs TheNerdyTeacher.com, an educational website dedicated to sharing the latest technology news, education through and overall silliness teachers need to survive the rigors of the educational world. Nicholas shares the uses he has found for...

Tags: NicholasP, TheNerdyTeacher, school, social-media, ideas, tips, resources, education, technology, ICT

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Snow Days and Social Media


10-08-2015

Mitch Jones is one of our Australian based recruitment consultants working with teachers from NSW, the ACT and Tasmania. In his latest blog he helps you decide why you should choose Protocol for your experience teaching in England.   Unlike...

Tags: Casual Teaching in England, Full time teaching in England, Aussie Teachers, Mitch

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: So Many Teaching Agencies - So Why Choose Us?


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


30-06-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. In today's post Emma talks about how her dissertation around the subject of bullying allowed her to finally see that she, a former victim, was not...

Tags: EmmaH, Teaching Assistant, Bullying, Primary Schools, Support Worker, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Sticks and Stones


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


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)


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


07-10-2010

We try to help out overseas trained teachers (OTTs), as they need a little more guidance than others when it comes to finding work in the UK. Protocol set up a Teacher Services Department years ago in order to help teachers trying to find teaching...

Tags: Teach UK, Teach London, Teach Overseas, UK Teaching Jobs, CRT in the UK, Protocol Education

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Support Every Step of the Way


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.


18-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. We have many teachers who make the trip to the UK to experience teaching here and the utilise the fact that the UK is a doorstop...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained, teacher, travel, opportunities, world, overseas, quotes

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teacher, Traveller, Both!


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


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


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


02-03-2012

Caitlin is a Primary School Teacher working in Manchester through Protocol Education, and you can read her previous blogs here. Drama Role Play Scenarios I have completed this drama activity twice while supply teaching. Once with year...

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Drama, Role Play, Activities

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in Manchester UK: Primary School Games


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!


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


25-02-2015

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


22-11-2013

Gareth is a Secondary Teacher from Australia who is working in West London schools through Protocol Education. Gareth shares his thoughts on his tough first year teaching and believes it's better to get the difficult year over and...

Tags: Gareth, Protocol Education, NQT, Teaching, difficult, Class, Behaviour,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Tear off the Bandaid


26-11-2013

We have a new addition to our Protoblogger family. Please welcome 'The Beak', a blog told from the point of view of a real teacher's pet. The Beak is a Moluccan Cockatoo, brought into a small primary school in Wandsworth. He doesn't...

Tags: Protocol Education, The Beak, Classroom, pet, Teacher, Halloween,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Beak - Trick or Tweet


09-12-2013

The Beak is back! The Beak is a Moluccan Cockatoo, brought into a small primary school in Wandsworth. He doesn't like children very much and is quite cynical about education having taught himself everything he knows. This time he is in Year 5... Inklings There's...

Tags: The Beak, Protocol Education, Animals, Education, Learning, Star, Assembly, English, Year 5, Wandsworth

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Beak: Inklings


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


20-05-2014

Lauren is a Canadian-trained primary teacher who works for Protocol Education's Surrey team. Before taking on her current long-term role Lauren went to a few other interviews. She talks us through what to expect in an interview. The...

Tags: LaurenK, LondonSouth, Surrey, Canadian-trained, overseas, interview, process, observation, positions, consideration

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The interview process


05-03-2013

Megan is a Canadian Teaching Assistant working in London primary schools through Protocol Education.  Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter -  Pinterest   Tripping Hazard: The Pros and...

Tags: MeganS, TA, Teaching Assistant, School Outings, Teach in London, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Pros and Cons of Field Trips


05-08-2014

Alisha has made the decision to come and teach in the UK. In her debut blog, she shares with us how she came to that decision and how the planning has been going so far.  I was first introduced to the idea of teaching in the UK when my University...

Tags: Alisha, New-Zealand-trained, teacher, move, overseas

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Road That Lies Ahead


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


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


12-12-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester. Here she provides us with some light relief for the last few days of the school term. Make sure you sing it out loud! The...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol-Education, Teaching, Christmas, Twelve, Songs,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Twelve Days til Christmas


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


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?


13-02-2014

We are very excited about the launch of our jobfinder app. Click here to find out more. This got us thinking, what other apps for teachers are there? We’ve found a few that might make your job a little easier. What apps do you use? Let us...

Tags: Protocol-Education, jobs, app, teacher, resources, assistance, future, ICT, iphone, ipad, android, apple, social, on-the-go

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Top Apps for Teachers


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


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


19-02-2014

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Heather has had the opportunity to travel many parts of the world and shares some of the lessons she has learnt. Travel is an...

Tags: Heather, LondonNorth, Canadian-trained, teacher, travel, opportunities, world, overseas, quotes, lessons, thoughts, home, shared

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Travel References in 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


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


09-03-2012

Caitlin is a Primary School Teacher working in Manchester UK schools through Protocol Education, and you can read her previous blogs here. Bringing the Olympics to the Classroom As the London UK Olympic Games approach supply...

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Olympics, Games

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Teaching: The London Olympics


10-03-2012

Continuing her blog series UK Teaching: The London Olympics, Primary Teacher Caitlin has some more great ideas!   Rounding Display the times from an Olympic event or if possible give each student a copy of them....

Tags: Caitlin, Teacher, Manchester, Role Play, Classroom Games, Activities, Primary, School, Olympics, Games

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: UK Teaching: The London Olympics Part Two


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


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?


04-12-2013

Emma is a Teaching Assistant who works for Protocol Education in Wolverhampton. Choosing what to wear to school can be a tricky task and Emma advises us what not to wear. This week I have enjoyed a genuinely new experience. ...

Tags: EmmaH, Protocol Education, Clothes, Teaching, Classroom, Laughter, Children's Centre, PRU,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What not to wear!


12-02-2011

Do I need to get a return ticket if I am travelling on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa? No, most tickets are only valid for one year and this visa is valid for two years, so you are ok to just get the one way ticket.   I am heading to the...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in England, Tier 5 Visas

Category: Teach in the UK

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


17-12-2010

What is the General Teaching Council for England? As an Overseas trained teacher do I need to sign up with them? As an overseas trained teacher you are able to teach in the UK for a four-year period. If you intend to continue teaching in the UK...

Tags: Teach in England, Teach in the UK, British Passports, Teacher Services, Protocol Education, Protocol Education Travel Evenings, Australian Federal Police Checks, General Teaching Council, Facebook

Category: Teach in the UK

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


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


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

Read: Why Not


17-03-2014

Zahra works as a support consultant for our Essex branch at Protocol Education. Before joining us she worked in a mainstream secondary school as a LSA, working predominantly with pupils with autism.  Here Zahra describes some effective strategies...

Tags: Zahra, Chelmsford, Essex, SEN, teaching-assistant, strategies, LSA

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Working Effectively in Special Educational Needs


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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