Tag: Teaching Agency

Cute kid reading SM

  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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Debate Club

From an early age, it is so important to encourage children to own and share their beliefs, opinions and feelings with their peers in a respectful manner. Nothing highlighted this more than the work one of our partner Primary Schools has undertaken over the last few years by implementing their ...

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World book day congrats

Congratulations to Beckfoot Phoenix and their ‘Green Base’ Class winning pupil! We are thrilled to be announcing the winner of our ‘World Book Day’ bookmark competition. We had literally hundreds of entries from schools nationwide, which made for a very difficult decision in selecting a winner- but we are excited ...

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Job share SM

  A ‘Flexible’ teaching career- justteachers are ahead of the game.  In March 2018, well before the recent DfE announcement was made to include the encouragement of flexible working hours for teachers, justteachers successfully launched our jt ‘flexi’ scheme. We knew from the onset that introducing a job-sharing scheme would ...

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World book day competition final SM

We are delighted to be supporting World Book Day (UK & Ireland) on 7th March. To show our support, we are offering our schools & their pupils the opportunity to enter a ‘design your own bookmark’ competition! It’s going to be a really fun activity for your classroom to be involved in- ...

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Happy teacher SM

DfE Teacher recruitment and retention strategy- How schools will need to recalibrate accountability and accommodate workplace practices for the surge in part time staff. The biggest teaching reform in a generation, backed by at least £130 million extra funding, was announced by the DfE recently- which included an emphasis on ...

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Work lifebalance SM

New DFE Strategy unveiled to boost teacher numbers and retention by offering greater working benefits, support and working pattern options for teaching staff   According to a recent report by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) the number of secondary pupils is forecast to increase by 19 per cent ...

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Happy teacher SM

  Supply teaching – the benefits at every stage in a teacher’s career Depending upon the stage you are at in your teaching career and what your personal circumstances may be, there are numerous benefits which supply teaching offer versus permanent roles and these need to be carefully considered. At ...

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Work life balance

Flexible working conditions, such as job shares, provide teachers with an opportunity to continue their career in teaching without forfeiting a healthy work-life balance. Ultimately, they are a solution that can be offered by SLTs to attract new job applications, as well as keeping experienced teachers in the profession. For ...

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