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World Book Day: Who’s Your Inner Book Character?

Happy World Book Day everyone! Many of you will have come to school today, suited and booted, in your finest fancy dress. Perhaps you've come as your favourite book character or just the funniest one you could think of! Well, we didn’t want to miss out. We may not be in fancy dres ..

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Bringing Fairtrade Fortnight to Your School

Fairtrade Fortnight (https://www.fairtrade.org.uk/Get-Involved/Current-campaigns/Fairtrade-Fortnight) runs each year at the end of February and is driven by the Fairtrade Foundation to promote better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for ..

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The Teacher on Half Term

When you break up: I so need a break – I can’t wait to relax. First day: I’m going to focus and get all my work done before Tuesday so I can have some fuuuun! Tuesday comes: Ok, so one more day of work won’t hurt. One day later: The holidays are going so fast! Friday evenin ..

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Four ways supply teachers can make the most of their lunch break

There’s not a minute to waste during the school day. This is certainly true for supply teachers who must ensure that they maximise their time in a new school. A great way to achieve this is by making the most of your lunch break. After all, what you do during this break could affect the im ..

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Three ways supply teachers can uphold a perfect sickness record

A great reputation can’t be achieved overnight – just ask supply teachers. Substitutes can spend years trying to prove that they’re worthy of a role and that schools aren’t taking a chance by inviting them into their classrooms. If you’re a supply teacher, you can demonstrate your trustwor ..

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Children’s Mental Health Week: Challenging Low Self-Esteem and #BeingOurselves

Self-image. It’s something that most of us struggle with at some point in our lives, and for many, it’s a constant battle. There's a pressure for us to look a certain way and a craze for if you’re not happy with something on your body – change it! Get lip fillers, or change your face with ma ..

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The Top Teacher Savings on the Market Right Now

Teaching is a rewarding line of work, there’s no doubt about it. It’s a gift in itself to watch children and young people grow into confident, capable adults. However, in terms of financial gifts and rewards, let’s be honest, unfortunately there are not a lot of them! We would love to se ..

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3 Reasons Why Supply Teaching Should Be Your Number 1 Choice

...and not a last resort! For many people considering a career in education, supply teaching often carries the misconception of being a “last resort” – and with so many myths surrounding the role, it’s easy to understand why some would-be supply teachers are put off by the idea. Th ..

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Why SupplyNow is the perfect choice for new parents

A couple of weeks ago, we read an article (https://www.recruitmentgrapevine.com/content/article/news-2018-01-09-outrageous-recruiter-attitudes-hold-back-this-formidable-talent-pool?utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=RG%20090118&utm_content) about how recruiters are making it increasingly hard ..

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How to overcome the most common challenges as a long-term supply teacher

Securing a role as a long-term supply teacher can bring a real sense of security to your career as well as the continuity of building relationships in one school for an extended period. For this reason, many supply teachers enjoy this kind of longer term opportunity in education. As with all tea ..

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