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14-10-2010

Thanks to all of you who have expressed an interest in meeting a UK Principal, the response has been phenomenal. We still have a few slots left to meet a Principal in Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane at the end of the month, so if you are keen call or...

Tags: Protocol Education. Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching, Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Primary Teaching Jobs. Jobs for January 2011, Facebook, Twitter

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Interview Slots with UK Principals in Australia filling up fast...


26-01-2011

This is honestly one of the easiest things you will do as part of your big move to England. Don’t worry about trying to set one up from this side – Protocol Education and HSBC Bank have teamed up to make this process quick and easy for...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Getting paid for teaching in the UK, Supply Teaching, Protocol Education, Bank accounts.

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: ££££ Bank Accounts ££££


14-12-2016

When you’re doing your research to make your move to the UK to teach, it can be incredibly confusing.  So many agencies, so little (apparent) difference. Nearly all agencies will tell you the same thing: Yes, you’ll have an...

Tags: Teaching in London, Teaching Agencies for Australians in the UK, Teaching Agencies for Australians in England, Teaching Agencies for Australians in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 5 Things UK Teaching Agencies Won't Tell You


25-03-2015

Amy understands that as a supply teacher that behaviour management can be even more of a challenge. You may find that the students don't respect you as much as their usual class teacher, and not knowing their names can make discipline even...

Tags: AmyTR, West Midlands, Watford, Behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: 5 Ways To Encourage Behaviour for Learning


16-10-2014

Sam is currently working with a child who has ADHD. He has written a poem from his student's persective.  ADHD I’m not trying to be bad I’ve got ADHD My brain don’t work proply I wish you could see I just can’t...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Poem - ADHD


28-08-2013

James is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education Nottingham. So the new school year has begun and students across the country are pulling on their school clothes once again. New shirts, ties, skirts, trousers and...

Tags: James, Uniform, Primary, Teach in Nottingham, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Are school uniforms a good idea?


10-11-2014

Susan looks back on her memories of being an NQT and offers her advice.  I’ve been teaching for over a decade, but I still remember that first year in the big wide teaching world. It is very much sink or swim. You are no longer supervised...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Being an NQT


24-08-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


04-03-2015

Amy has moved from one London to another! In her debut blog she shares her experiences and offers advice to those considering the move.  When I first decided to move to London, UK (which needs to be differentiated from my hometown of London,...

Tags: AmyS, Teaching, Canada, London, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Choosing Between Supply Teaching and a Long Term


09-12-2014

Amanda moved to teach in England earlier in the term. It's been going really well however she has found a few differences in the lingo!  Before you begin teaching in the UK, or even after your first day, there are some words and sayings...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Classroom Lingo To Go


12-03-2015

How do you promote positive behaviour in your classroom? Amanda has created Miss Hatt's Cash - don't worry, she isn't giving away real money!  I have recently taken over a year 3 class as their teacher has gone on maternity leave....

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Creating A Classroom Economy


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


03-02-2015

Teaching assistants can be an absolutely blessing in your classroom. However, they can also be a burden if there is a negative relationship or if they are not used properly.  Amy recommends ways of working with your teaching assistants to have...

Tags: AmyTR, West Midlands, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Developing a Positive Relationship with Teaching Assistants


15-09-2014

For most of us, we are two or three weeks into the new school year. Susan has had a chance to think back on the first week and how it went in her new school. So I turned up, bright eyed, and bushy tailed to the first day. I feel blessed that my...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Week Back


05-05-2015

Sheridan has recently changed roles within the school she has been working in. She shares with us how she is getting on in her new role.  After spending five weeks working as a year two interventionist teacher (and just finding my feet in the...

Tags: Sheridan, Australia, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: From Interventionist to Nursery Teacher


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!


08-12-2014

Sometimes having another adult in the room can put you off as Jessica explains in her latest blog. They can also be a great resources! When I was a student teacher, the most stressful part of my practicum was having to teach in front of another...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting the Most From Your Teaching Assistant


11-11-2014

Amanda shares one of her interview experiences.  Interviews for long term positions can be quite nerve wracking.  I personally have been through a few myself and my stomach was in knots each time.  Just remember, you DO know what...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Getting Through An Interview


03-02-2015

Feeling the pinch coming into half-term? Amanda has some tips for making your groceries go that extra mile. Grocery shopping in the UK is much different than North America.  You do have a wide variety of stores to choose from, but each one is...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Grocery Shopping - UK versus Canada


27-01-2014

Orianne is a Canadian teacher working through Protocol Education Bristol branch. Classroom behaviour is something we all have to deal with and at times it can be challenging and in her latest blog Orianne shares some lessons...

Tags: Orianne, Canadian-trained, behaviour, challenging, questions, approach, hugs, uncomfortable,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Hugs and Horrors


10-12-2014

Lining up a long-term position for January and heading to an interview? Susan gives her advice.  I have been on my fair share of interviews, namely because I am pretty bad at them. They are in fact a sales pitch, and you are the product. So...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview Advice from Susan


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


20-06-2014

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

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary, NSTW

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Interview with a Supply Teacher - Susan


04-06-2014

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

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Issues of being a supply teacher


02-10-2014

We welcome Fiona to our blogging team. She has recently made the move from Ireland to teach in the UK. Find out how she got on from the beginning.  So I’m sitting here thinking of all the ways I can procrastinate the weekend away and...

Tags: Fiona, Ireland, teaching, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Making My Way Across the Pond


08-07-2014

Susan takes a moment to look back on her teaching year and the big changes that have taken place.  I started this academic year as a Head of Faculty full of motivation, enthusiasm and fantastic memories of travelling to Australia over the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Year In Reflection


20-12-2010

Teachers are role models for students and they should be required to abide by a standard of professional dress at all times," This was much simpler in the older days, a black cap and a cloak was all you were required and nobody cared what was...

Tags: Protocol Education, Teach in the UK, Supply Teaching, Teach in England, Teach in London, Facebook, Twitter, Jobs in Uk, Jobs in England, Dress Codes for UK Schools, What Teachers Wear

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: No Shirt, No Shoes, No Supply


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


30-03-2015

Sheridan has recently moved to the UK and has taken on a very different role to what she thought she would be doing!  Before I came to the UK, I was a Queensland Kindergarten teacher for 18 months, always with an idea of coming to the UK after...

Tags: Sheridan, Australia, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Queensland Kindergarten Teacher to Year Two Interventionist in England


24-11-2014

Jessica provides you with some questions you should consider asking yourself and your potential school before you take on a long-term position.  Being offered a long-term teaching position is a wonderful thing! For a daily supply teacher,...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Long-Term Supply Position


07-10-2016

If you met us at a university career fair, you only needed to look around the room to see how many different agencies there are that recruit teachers for the UK. At the end of the day we all offer the same service (although the quality of this service...

Tags: Teaching in London, Teaching Agencies for Australians in the UK, Teaching Agencies for Australians in England, Teaching Agencies for Australians in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Questions You Need To Ask Your Agency


17-03-2015

Sam read a fantastic book last term called Mercury’s Child by Warwick Dyer. It is more for parenting than teaching. But he feels he got a lot out of it to use in the classroom. He has put a poem together and shares his views on how this book...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Reasons for Behaviour


25-02-2015

Susan discusses her experience of working as a PE teacher and being as inclusive as possible in her lessons.  My school is renowned for its excellent School Development Department (SDD), so much so that pupils travel across the borough to...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: School Development Department


19-02-2013

Jennifer is a Canadian Primary Teacher working in a Primary School in Essex through Protocol Education. As a foriegner she reflects on learning "British Spellings" from her students, and how she's adapted to the differences in speaking...

Tags: Jennifer, Canadian Teacher, British Language, Protocol Education Chelmsford, Teach in UK, Teach in Essex, Spelling, Speaking

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Speaking and Spellings for Teachers


22-08-2014

Susan gives up a recap of what she has got up to this summer. I usually count down the days to the summer holidays, after long terms, stressful exam preparations and just my body being in need of some R and R. As a supply teacher, this summer was...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Summer Count Down


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


04-09-2013

Wondering what supply teaching is like in Essex? Here's what some of our lovely teachers had to say about their experience working with Protocol Education manager Claire and her team... "Since embarking on supply work, Protocol Education...

Tags: Testimonials, Teach in Essex, Protocol Education Chelmsford, Primary teacher, Secondary teacher,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching in Chelmsford


06-11-2014

Sam's previous blog was a poem from the perspective of a child with ADHD.  I have no teaching qualifications so what I’ve written is based on a lot of training, a bit of reading and a few years experience in different classrooms around...

Tags: SamB, LSA, SEN, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supporting a Child with ADHD


07-10-2014

Sometimes when we move to a a new country and in the interest of saving money, we don't have the luxury of living on our own. This means that you need to share with others. Amanda shares her experience of living with other teachers. Living...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Life With Roommates


02-10-2014

Jessica joins our blogging team and shares who you can use a 'cheat-sheet' as a supply teacher.  Surviving Supply: Creating School Information Cheat-Sheets Walking into a new classroom every day can be a daunting task. Each school...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Supply


27-10-2014

Jessica explains how we should move into 2014 and use electronic devices help us out when we are supply teaching.  Surviving Supply: Electronic Ease It’s Monday morning. You get a call from Protocol Education asking you to cover...

Tags: JessicaM, London, Canada, Uxbridge, Chelmsford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Surviving Supply: Electronic Ease


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


10-06-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching Ideas for the World Cup


23-04-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Teaching in a Special Measures School


15-04-2014

Clodagh is an Irish-trained secondary teacher who taught in London for three years before joining the international team here at Protocol Education working with our overseas teachers.  Ten Things I Hate About CVs 1. Poor layout 2....

Tags: Clodagh, Irish-teacher, London, CV, hates, dislikes, amending, updating, information

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ten Things I Hate About CVs


07-04-2015

Amanda has been living in the UK for a little while now and has some great advice on saving money.  What is better than eating at new restaurants, sightseeing, and shopping while abroad? Saving money while doing it! In the UK, vouchers (coupons)...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Dish on Discounts


23-10-2014

A word of warning from Amanda about setting up your internet connection in the UK.  Setting up internet is not something you would think you have to worry much about, but think again.  In North America, to set up internet or to have it...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Guide to UK Internet


09-09-2014

Susan is off to a 'new' job. Heading off to a new job can raise a whole series of questions... and not often about teaching.  So this is my first new job (ignoring supply work this last year) for over ten years. With that comes the...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The New Term


18-11-2014

Amanda has been living in the UK for less than 3months and she offers those yet to come her travel advice on trains.  Getting around London and the surrounding areas can be confusing and expensive if you don't know where to start. I...

Tags: AmandaH, Chelmsford, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Travel By Train


07-10-2014

Susan found herself volunteering for a school trip in her new job. She shares how the day went.  I've thrown myself right into my schools extra curricular provision. When an email came around asking for a volunteer to go gliding I responded...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Trips


29-03-2014

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Uniform Management


17-06-2014

A day of supply can sometimes be tough and it's easy to be isolating. Susan has recently become a supply teacher and she reminds us that we can all have bad days, and that it's ok. I’ve been teaching for fifteen years, including ten years...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: We All Have Bad Days


02-07-2014

Susan was lucky enough to go to Wimbledon this year. If you have a day off she suggests you make the effort.  After a tough couple of weeks supply in about 6 different schools I needed a break!! So as it's Wimbledon fortnight I decided...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: What To Do On Your Day Off


24-02-2011

When you register with Protocol Education, you have the option of not only teaching through our 3 London offices but through 11 other regional branches all across the country. Many teachers aren’t too keen on the fast-paced lifestyle of London...

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

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: What's All The Fuss About Watford?


15-04-2011

So you are moving to a foreign country, and other than the backpack on your back, you have nothing…so how do you start to set yourself up? And where do you go? There are a couple of great options but today, we are going to let you know about...

Tags: Teach in the UK, Teach in London, Teach in England,shopping for essentials in London, how to get set up in London, unfurnished flat

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Where do I shop for Essentials?


18-05-2016

Ever wondered why some UK teaching agencies offer free flights and we don't?   It can be pretty confusing if you're a teacher considering teaching in England; so many agencies and, to the untrained eye, they all look the same....

Tags: Teaching in London, Teaching Agencies for Australians in the UK, Teaching Agencies for Australians in England, Teaching Agencies for Australians in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why Do Some Teaching Agencies Offer Free Flights?


08-05-2015

Halli gives us an update on how her teaching is going in the UK and she had the time of her life in her schools! Getting to different schools for a couple weeks now has been a really promising experience for me. I have really noticed my levels...

Tags: Halli, Canada, London, Watford

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Work Experience and Trial Days


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

Ever overheard something in your school playground and wondered what it meant? Susan has a few translated for you! A lesson in the youth of today I remember hearing the phrase 'she's havin beef' about 8 years ago and being completely...

Tags: SusanW, Chelmsford, Secondary

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Youth of Today


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