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The Hallmarks of a Fabulous Form Tutor

13th May 2014

The role of form tutor can be very rewarding, it’s a great opportunity to have a real impact on the well-being and achievement of a specific set of students, and a great chance to really get to know and understand them too. In this post we’ve summarised some of the things that we think make the best […]


5 Resources to Help You Bag the Perfect Teaching Job

13th Jan 2012

It’s the time of year when everyone is thinking about new opportunities, and predictably the TES gets so fat with jobs it has to be hauled to your staff room by a team of sherpas. So I drew together some of our most popular articles to help you succeed in getting your ideal role. And […]


10 Top Tips if You’re Looking to Become a Freelance Educator

7th Dec 2011

  In these troubled times for school budgets lots of experienced and capable senior leaders are suddenly finding themselves without a role. For lots of them becoming a freelance education consultant can seem an attractive possibility. If you’re thinking of taking the jump here are some factors to help make your venture a successful one.


How to Excel in Your New Role

2nd Dec 2011

American Presidents get 100 days to make an impact before they’re judged on how well they’re getting on. In business they often talk about the first 90 days. For you it will be your first term. When you start a new role in school you’ll have a term to make your first impact. Here’s some […]


Guest Post: Becoming a Private Tutor

22nd Nov 2011

You have studied to become a teacher and you’re passionate about the subjects you wish to teach, but are you finding it increasingly difficult to find a job? If the answer to the above is yes, don’t despair. While it’s true that finding any kind of job is not easy in our current economic climate, […]


Putting Together a Powerful Letter of Application

24th Oct 2011

This is critical to your developing career and should be invested in seriously; it says more about you than you might imagine. It is deceptively easy: you have all that experience which you just have to present in the right order, and they will be lining up to offer you interviews. Except of course it’s […]


10 Top Tips to Preserve Work-Life Balance

19th Oct 2011

So NQTs – how has your first half term been? If your half term is going to be catching up on mountains of marking and lesson planning rather than a week of rest and reflection, now’s the time to take a step back and see what you can do to try to bring your life […]


Looking forward to the year ahead

13th Sep 2011

It’s a great time of year to set your aims for the year ahead – please share your ideas on what type of teacher you’re hoping to be this year.


What does success look like?

15th Aug 2011

We all love to see pupils do well, but what constitutes success? On results day will you be more proud of the kid who sweated for a C or the one who walked an A?


Stretch and challenge yourself this week

13th Jun 2011

This is a simple idea designed to help you stretch and challenge yourself each week in order to improve your every day practice whilst working towards your longer term career goals.


How to Impress at Interview

3rd Jun 2011

Hints and tips from a range of teachers and head teachers to help you succeed at your next interview


Good half term? Bad half term? A few questions for effective reflection

31st May 2011

Taking just a few minutes to ask yourself the following questions – and answer honestly – will help you to start the new half term focussed.


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