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06-10-2015

Get an insight from Hannah about a day in the life of a primary supply teacher.  When arriving in a new classroom for the day, I need to check for three things: a note, resources and timetable. If any of these three components are missing,...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: A Day in the Life


11-09-2013

Jo is a Canadian teacher from Ontario who is working as a Supply Teacher through Protocol Education in schools in Bristol. Today she reveals what her two years have taught her! Thanks to Protocol Education, I’ve been happily supply teaching...

Tags: Jo, Supply teacher, Primary, Teach in Bristol, Canadian teacher, Tips, Supply Teaching, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Advice from an Experienced Supply Teacher


29-01-2013

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: An Australian Teacher's view on The Apocalypse


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?


19-06-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. Today she tackles the subject of BBFs and whether children need guidance when it comes to classroom friendships.  Supporting...

Tags: Miranda, Supply Teacher, Primary, Friendships, BFFs, Teach in Manchester, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: BFFs and Classroom Friendships - What can you do?


15-03-2013

  Heather is a Primay Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. Today she shares her pearls of wisdom with regards to budgeting and being properly prepared  financially when planning your move.   Looking...

Tags: Heather, Budgeting, Canadian Teacher, Primary, OTT, Protocol Education, Budgeting, London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Budgeting as a Supply Teacher


24-08-2012

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

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

Category: Australian Teachers

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


27-06-2014

Hannah has been confronted with many assumptions when on daily supply. She tackles them in her blog.  I work in primary schools, preferably with day-to-day work, and often meet the teachers I am covering for the day. There are instant assumptions...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Challenging Assumptions


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


09-09-2014

Sometimes you may find yourself in the situation of leaving handover notes for another supply teacher. Hannah guides us through the process. Dear Supply, from Supply From time to time, on long-term supply, you may wish or need to take a day...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Dear Supply, From Supply


29-09-2014

Knowing what to take with you when you are supply teaching can be tricky. Hannah gives us her best recommendations.  If you’re preparing for primary supply teaching this term, it’s a really good idea to have a bag with some essential...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teaching, supply

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Essential Supply Teaching Kit


16-07-2014

Have you run into a supply teacher? Hannah strongly encourages you to strike up a conversation with them. When in schools, I often come across other supply teachers (usually from Protocol Education as that’s the agency the school is obviously...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Friendly Neighbourhood Supply-woman


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


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


11-02-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools  through Protocol Education in Manchester.  In light of the recent "Big Freeze", Miranda discusses the pros and cons of snow days... Register for Teaching Jobs - Search...

Tags: Miranda, Primary, Supply Teacher, Teach in UK, Teach in Manchester, Snow Days, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Let it Snow


01-07-2014

Even in the most challenging of environments it's important to look the new and good things. Hannah explains more in her latest blog.  As I’m being marched briskly through the corridors of an unfamiliar school, wondering what fate...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Looking for Good Things


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


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


15-10-2014

Marking is part of your daily supply responsibility. But what's the best way? Hannah gives her tips.  Here are some little tips for marking as a short-term primary supply teacher to help you out in your first few days. These do depend...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Marking Work


05-10-2013

Miranda is a Primary Supply Teacher working in schools through Protocol Education in Manchester. In her latest blog Miranda shares her frustrations of covering someone's class. Mind boggling! The fun of being a supply. What often amuses...

Tags: Miranda, Protocol Education, Supply teaching, Teacher, Primary, lessons, learning

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Mind Boggling!


10-07-2014

We can sometimes can't help but to have favourites! Hannah runs through what puts one particular school at the top of the list.  I prefer day-to-day supply work to long term, so I visit a number of different schools while working and I...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: My Favourite School


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


22-08-2014

Most of the time lesson plans are left... but what do you do on the day that there isn't anything left for you? Hannah helps us prepare for this.  I am usually met with planning and a timetable, but if not, I have some stand-by lessons...

Tags: Hannah, Bristol, primary, teacher

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Planning For No Planning


22-01-2013

Follow Primary teacher Amy as she documents her experiences supply teaching in South London schools and Nurseries through Protocol Education. In her first blog of the new year Amy discusses a recent project that took place at the last school she taught...

Tags: Amy, Supply Teacher, Canadian, Primary, Teach in UK, Doctor, Protocol Education, Teach in London

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Primary Teacher Amy: The Doctors Visit


27-11-2013

Protocol Education talks to.... a Canadian teacher! Fatema is a Canadian primary teacher working in London. Recently, Protocol Education touched base with her to see how she is getting on. Protocol Education: Where are you based and...

Tags: Protocol Education, Fatema, Teacher, London, Canada, Clapham, Primary, Interview

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Protocol Education talks to.... a Canadian 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


19-08-2013

James (27) is a Primary Teacher working through Protocol Education in Nottingham. Should a university education always be required to become a  teacher? After reading an article today about teacher shortages I began wondering...

Tags: ProtoBlog, James, Primary, Teach in Nottingham, PGCE, Qualifications, GTP, University

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Should a university education always be required to become a teacher?


27-03-2013

Sarah is an Australian-trained Primary and Secondary teacher working as a supply teacher in London schools through Protocol Education. Today Sarah debates the pros and cons of teaching in rural England as opposed to a big city.  Supply...

Tags: SarahH, Supply Teacher, Teach in the UK, City vs Country, Primary, Secondary, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching - Country vs. City?


04-04-2013

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. Today she talks about her aversion to the techno side of teaching! I'm sure at least a few of...

Tags: Siobhan,Technology,Supply Teacher, Teach in London, Primary, Australian-trained, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: Supply Teaching and Technology


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


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!


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!


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


15-01-2013

The Makings of a Good Supply Teacher   Here at Protocol Education we know the type of Supply Teacher our schools are impressed by. Often, a lot of little things can add up to an impressive (and less stressful!) supply day. Some of them may...

Tags: Protocol Education, Supply Teacher, Teaching Jobs, Primary, Secondary, Teach in UK

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Makings of a Good Supply Teacher


07-06-2013

Heather is a Primary Teacher from Canada who is currently working in London through Protocol Education. She recently joined her Year 6 group on a field trip to Wales... Protocol Education's Facebook -  Twitter - Pinterest During...

Tags: Heather, Canadian-trained Teacher, Primary, Teach in London, Field Trip, Year 6, Protocol Education

Category: Australian Teachers

Read: The Year 6 Field Trip


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


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


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