Interview at a School

How to Research for an Interview at a School

Just like any other job interview, preparation is the key when it comes to landing your ideal teaching role. But along with practicing your answers to common interview questions, it helps to know a little bit about the school you could be teaching at too.

This is because it shows your enthusiasm for the role and why you are the ideal candidate. What’s more, it also tells the school that you are willing to go the extra mile, something they will no doubt want from a potential member of staff.

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Child Safety Week 2017

Child Safety Week 2017 – What you need to know

As you may or may not know, Child Safety Week is the CAPT’s (Child Accident Prevention Trust) flagship community education campaign, which aims to raise awareness of accidents that injure or kill children and how to prevent them.

Rather than wrapping up children in cotton wool, the CAPT wants Child Safety Week to help families make informed decisions when it comes to protecting their kids. To do this, it promotes practical safety messages through the media in addition to supporting thousands of community groups, nurseries, centres, and schools with events across the country.

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Classroom teaching

Creativity In The Classroom – Helps Early Years

Remember when going to school involved sitting up straight in a classroom while the teacher pointed at the chalkboard and asked you to recite what was written? Well, as we now know, this wasn’t exactly the most enjoyable way to learn and not particularly effective either.

Thankfully, today’s generation has access to more engaging materials and modern technology such as tablet computers, which means that traditional teaching techniques are being increasingly left behind.

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Summer 2017

10 Free Things To Do With Your Children Over The Summer

Spending quality time together as a family can be extremely enjoyable. But even though the summer holidays allow for fun and frolics in the sun, it can also be quite a difficult and demanding six weeks, not to mention expensive.

After all, we all know how much prices go up during the summer holidays, while the boundless energy of kids knows no bounds. Therefore, it helps to have a few free things to do every now and again. Here are 10 suggestions:

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Teachers tests

Top Tips: Teachers Setting Tests

Regular testing of students is an excellent way to determine their comprehension of the material being taught in class. It allows teachers to identify any areas of the curriculum which students are struggling with and to identify individuals who are struggling.

However, for a test to be valuable, it must be well-structured, free of bias, consistent and fair to all students. Here are some useful tips to help you prepare high-quality tests that will give you valuable insight into your students.

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Maths

Making Maths Fun

Most children are naturally inquisitive and interested in learning new things.  Unfortunately, this principle does not always apply when it comes to maths! Many children find the rote learning of mathematical tables and memorisation of mathematical formulas to be boring. It’s no wonder memorising an abstract mathematical rule is far less exciting than reading a story, playing music or learning more about history.

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