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We have our ups and downs working at different schools. Lynn points out some of the stark differences between some of the schools she has worked in.  A Tale of Two Schools - Working in the Parallel Universe As a supply teacher it is interesting...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Tale of Two Schools


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


How do you prepare for an Ofsted inspection? Lynn shares some tips that might help you out.  Picture the scene if you will – you’ve been working flat out, picked up you marking and you check your emails and it says “all...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester,

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Coping With Ofsted


Mike 'the Earl of' Hurl is a former classroom assistant and a former primary school teacher. Now, as a Senior Resource Consultant at Protocol Education, he sees more than 500 CVs a year! Ah, the CV. The bane of many people’s lives, especially...

Tags: MikeH, Protocol-Education, staff, CV, advice, help

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: CV Tips of the Trade


Bobby gives us his tips on behaviour management.  When I speak to other teachers the words “classroom management” always comes up and this is because it is a very important part of teaching. Now I am no expert on behaviour or classroom...

Tags: Bobby, Leicester, behaviour

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Discussing Behaviour Management


Stephanie has recently moved with her family to the UK and is teaching with us in Leicester. In her debut blog, she introduces herself and takes us through her first 5 days here.  My name is Stephanie, I am 29 years old and was born in Ohio,...

Tags: StephC, USA, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: First Five Days in the UK


  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


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


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


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


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


How have you felt about the year? Have you been working as a supply teacher? Lynn has and she looks back on her year with us. Looking Through the Looking Glass - A Year in Reflection As a supply teacher my working life is always like a bag...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking Through the Looking Glass


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


Dave has recently moved from Canada to the UK and in his debut blog he gives us an introduction to him and his initial thoughts of settling in.  I have decided to start a blog, so I thought the first entry should be somewhat of an introduction...

Tags: DaveM, Canada, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Meet Dave


Not sure what to do next year ? No teaching position arranged? Why not head to the UK? Whether you are looking for daily supply teaching or a long term position Protocol Education can help. With 15 Offices all over England we can offer...

Tags: Teach in London, Teach in England, Teach in the UK, Protocol Education, Supply Teaching, Long term vacancies, Facebook, Protocol Education Australian Offices

Category: Teach in the UK

Read: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Protocol Education


Lynn is a experience supply teacher and she knows that sometimes when you get into the classroom you will find no planning or incomplete planning left for you.  Mind the Gap: Finding No Planning Picture the scene if you can – the...

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mind the Gap


After living and studying in the USA for a number of years, Bobby has made the decision to move back to the UK and has brought with him his wife and two children.  As I arrived at Gatwick Airport and stepped foot inside the country where I...

Tags: Bobby, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Moving Home


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


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


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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Parent Teacher Evening


It can be difficult finding the time to read especially as a supply teacher. Do you read on your daily commute, just before bed or save it for the weekends? If you are looking for your next read, look no further than the list our candidates have...

Tags: books, literature, reading, candidates, choices, thoughts, reviews

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Ready to Read


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


Beth is a Secondary teacher working in schools in Leicester through Protocol Education.  Something I’ve been asked, from my privileged position as outsider, in every school I’ve supplied in is “What do...

Tags: ProtoBlog, Beth, Secondary Teacher, Teach in Leicester, Behaviour, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: So, what do you think of this place then?


In his last entry, Dave focused on the importance of a teacher and making the choice to become one. He also mentioned that he didn't do too well in school and was eventually diagnosed as having a learning disability. This entry is about how he...

Tags: DaveM, Leicester, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To Be Or Not Two Bee?


Dave has returned with his second blogs. He explores the decision of becoming a teacher, a decision that bears great responsibility. To Be, Or Not To Be?: Part 1 of 2 This entry is aimed at someone thinking of becoming a teacher or for...

Tags: DaveM, Canada, Leicester

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: To Be, Or Not To Be


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?


With a school break upon us, we feel it's a good time to be amending and updating your CV. Daisy is manager of the Candidate Management team for our London offices. Her team see thousands of CVs a week. We caught up with her for tips and advice.  How...

Tags: Daisy, CV, amend, update, tips, advice

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Updating Your CV


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.....


Dave explains why felloe Ontario teachers should consider leaving Ontario and look for opportunities elsewhere.  As a teacher from Ontario, Canada I know first hand how bleak the prospects are of getting a full-time job (unless you’re...

Tags: DaveM, Leicester, Canada

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why New Ontario Teachers Should Consider Leaving Ontario


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


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

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Why Teaching Assistants are Great


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

Tags: LynnB, Leicester, Supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Your Supply Bag

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