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Training opportunities for Science specialist LSA

2 days ago

I am currently working at a secondary school as an LSA science specialist with the hopes of becoming a chemistry teacher. I am in a lot of science lessons and I just wondered if anybody had any idea...

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Maternity pay if on maternity cover contract. I have 5 years service and then have had a years break as an lsa, I am looking to go back into teaching in September but it may be as maternity cover. I wish to get pregnant myself. Would I be entitled to maternity pay?

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What questions to expect at an interview - ICS IB School London

3 days ago

Hi, I applied for the post of an English A IB DP teacher but was not expecting a response from them. I have only taught overseas and not in any UK international school. What questions may be...

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Can my school reduce lunch time but not reduce the school day?

4 days ago

I have heard that my school is looking to change lunchtime by 15 minutes from September - 45 mins instead of an hour. The 15 mins would then be added onto form time in the mornings. In effect,...

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'How to be a cover supervisor'

5 days ago

Hi all! I have an interview for Cover Supervisor at a Primary school in mixed income area of Birmingham soon. I’ve been, variously, a TA, Learning Mentor, Youth project coordinator and key worker for...

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Expected to accept job offer without seeing international school first?

5 days ago

Hello, just wondering whether those who have experience of applying and working at international schools abroad can clarify this please? I would anticipate that if offered a post after a skype...

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What types of questions would I expect in an interview?

5 days ago

Hi there I'm going for an interview for Primary School Teacher on Thursday and would like some interview tips and types of questions that could be asked? Thanks xx

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I’ve been made redundant at UPS3 and have been offered another post at another school at M3 - what should I do?

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Transition from FE to High School?

Hi everyone. Any HONEST help would be appreciated on this, as that is what I'm looking for! Basically I graduated with my PGCE in FE (14+) in 2016 and have been working at an FE college ever since,...

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Dissertation Reserach Survey: Please Help! Thank you!

7 days ago

Hello, I am a third year Special Educational Needs and Inclusion Student, at Canterbury Christ Church. I am undertaking my Dissertation regarding Inclusion. As part of my research I was hoping to...

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Any advice on how to teach GCSE History in 6 months

8 days ago

I work in a PRU. Attendance is erratic. How would you go about achieving the best outcomes for learners?

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What is the best way to organise your bulky resources? Tarsias, etc

8 days ago

I have lots of tarsias, card loops, etc which are not getting used because they're currently shoved in a box and are not easy to find. I've tried to use ring binders but the resources weigh down the...

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Enhanced provision area challenge - How long to keep?

8 days ago

Year 1 teacher, 28 children FP areas in class. I am about to trial 'Rainbow challenge' enhanced provision in my class before filtering throughout the school. How long do you plan each EP activity...

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Qualified outside UK

8 days ago

Hi everyone. I am Qualified Early Years Teacher and Primary Teacher struggling to get any invitation to an interview. I am qualified outside UK but i have all the studies recognised by UK NARIC and...

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How can I get my year 1 placement class to work more quietly at their desks?

9 days ago

I am about to start my last PGCE placement going back to a very lively year 1 class and I'm looking for any tips on keeping the noise down at their tables. During carpet time they are perfect but it...

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Please could you fill out this questionnaire for my dissertation!

9 days ago

CALLING ALL PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHERS!! I will be forever grateful if you could take a few minutes out of your day to complete this questionnaire for my dissertation! Pretty please x ...

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Unqualified teacher PPA

9 days ago

I am a specialist science HLTA in a secondary school. They are making all TA's redundant. I have had a temporary unqualified teacher contract for the last year for 18 teaching hours per 2 week...

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If i am a UPS teacher can i still apply for Main pay scale jobs? i am willing to take a pay cut.

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Doing some research for my Major Project in University, would appreciate if some teachers could take a minute to respond

10 days ago

Hello! I'm working on my University Major project, which is an online teaching tool, and am currently gathering some background research on the concept, if any of you are interested in taking approx...

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How to support my lower ability Year 1’s?

11 days ago

I am trying to support my year 1’s lower ability since September and we have seen a small improvement with their writing. However, I don’t know if I’m pushing them enough. With writing we are...


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