Category: NQT

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As already discussed in our previous blog, where we took a look at the changes ahead for ECTs, the early career framework (ECF) reforms will provide a funded entitlement to a structured 2-year package of high-quality professional development for all Early Career Teachers. These reforms are part of the government’s teacher ...

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Early Career Teacher studying NQT

 We take a look the most significant changes that every Early Career Teacher (ECT, formerly NQT) will encounter and FAQ’s in relation to their new 2-year induction and the benefits the ECF reforms will bring to their teaching career. The Early Career Framework (ECF) reforms are part of the government’s ...

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SUMMER SCHOOL Secondary Education

To prepare for the next academic year, secondary schools can run face-to-face summer schools to boost pupils’ academic learning and support their wellbeing through fun activities. This is aimed at incoming Year 7 pupils and other pupils who would benefit. If you intend to run a summer school, you will need ...

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Work life balance

The closure of schools during the pandemic has had a huge impact on teaching staff. Trying to teach from the kitchen table whilst homeschooling children and maintaining a reasonable family / work life balance has been a tall order. So, it is therefore not surprising that recent data published by ...

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Covid testing

  As schools reopen and lockdown restrictions gradually ease, we encourage all our supply staff to participate in bi-weekly lateral flow testing. Regular testing is quick and painless and when combined with other protective measures will help keep you and schools safe. Regular testing will be delivered via a number of ...

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  In light of the current and ongoing situation, Schools are having to adapt and streamline their traditional recruitment methodology with ‘virtual interviews’ likely to become the new norm for the short term. Software and online platforms such as Skype, Zoom and Microsoft Teams are increasingly being used to replace ...

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  A recent update published by Schools Improvement demonstrates the far-reaching benefits that encouraging a love of reading from an early age has for a child, if done correctly. These include; developing a child’s general knowledge, vocabulary growth, improved writing ability, development of empathy and help to cultivate imagination. However, despite ...

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Flexible working for teaching staff within Schools, a phenomenon recently encouraged as part of the 2019 DFE teacher recruitment and retention strategy launched by Damian Hinds, has had a long lasting positive impact with the schools that we have offered our ‘Flexi’ services to, ever since its launch in 2018. ...

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justteachers will always be supporters of Flexible Working initiatives, particularly in Education (demonstrated the launch of our Flexi scheme, introduced back in 2018) and we are continually encouraged by the influx of powerful voices driving forward the message of the importance of work/life balance. We recently saw a fantastic video ...

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