Teaching

Understanding DBS checks

If you’re thinking about enrolling onto any kind of online childcare course, then one thing you will need to take into consideration is getting a DBS certificate – especially if you want to become a childminder or teacher. Without this certificate you will not be allowed to work, teach or care for children or vulnerable

Why Awareness of Autism is Important in Schools

Despite society as a whole becoming more aware of autism and what it is, a lot is still not known about the condition. And this can be worrying when searching for a school for your child, as you want them to learn in a space that is equipped to manage and support their needs. For

How to Become a Teaching Assistant

If you have ever wondered what steps you need to take to become a Teaching Assistant, then this article can help. Over the course of this post, we aim to provide you with all the steps you could ever need to venture into this rewarding career with confidence. What do Teaching Assistants do? Before you

Learning – Does it always have to feel like a chore?

Too few of us associate learning with fun, and it is not your fault. You see, from a young age the idea of learning – and the way we learn – is ingrained in a far from positive way. Not only do we have no control over what we learn at school, but the way

Routes to becoming a Teaching Assistant (and beyond)

The role of a teaching assistant is a fantastic opportunity to support and develop children and young people in their most formative years. Additionally, the pay and conditions are not too bad either, after all, you get to work Monday to Friday, 9.00am until 3pm (ish) and you generally get around thirteen weeks holiday per

Top 5 jobs for confident people

Some jobs are better suited for certain personalities than others. Not because you can’t do them, with the right drive and willpower you can do anything you put your mind to, but because some jobs will help you to flourish better than others. In this post, we shall put this theory into practice and explore

Careers after teaching

There are many reasons why you may want to change your career after teaching. Maybe you’re gearing up for retirement, but still want to work? Or maybe you’ve realised teaching in a school isn’t right for you, but you want to explore something similar?No matter your reasons for wanting to change careers, the good news

How Teacher Motivation Levels Can Influence the Learning Impact of Their Class

From just 4 years old, teachers have the power to influence and motivate their students. In fact, once your child starts school, they will spend more time in the classroom than at home. Bearing this in mind, it is important that teachers consider the unprecedented ripple effect they have on students, and how their lack

5 Things Teachers Should Consider When Creating Class Plans

Every teacher strives to find new and interesting ways to improve their lessons plans to ensure that all of their students have equal chance to reach their full potential. Yet how can teachers help their students to maximise their learning experience when everyone responds differently? How can they ensure that the ‘penny drops’ for them

New Year and Best Intensions

Another New Year has arrived and many of us will have selected our New Year resolutions such as, give up smoking, get fit, get married, give up sugar etc etc. During the New Year period, many of us will also consider additional life challenges such as getting a new job or brushing up on our