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Career Advice

Check out our latest career advice and guides for both jobseekers and recruiters alike.

  • Choosing the right secondary school to work in

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    Choosing between the primary or secondary school is another big decision to make. For some, it's hardly a decision at all because you just know. Others will agonise before plumping for one or the other. But, say you chose secondary, you still have one all-important decision to take. You...

  • How to convince recruiters that you are a Perfect Teacher

    By Vito Matt, 24 Jan 2020

    In my career as an educator I’ve been on both sides - a graduate trying to be the perfect teacher my potential Headmaster was looking for, and a recruiter looking for the best candidates. In this article I wish to share my perspective as a candidate and as a recruiter. I believe this might help you...

  • 5 reasons why you didn't get that teaching job

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    The interview process for a typical teaching job is an intense and stressful experience. The interviewers that meet and greet you on the day will undoubtedly be all smiles. They will trot out statements such as, 'We want you to enjoy the day,' 'This as much about you finding out things...

  • Top Challenges I Face Recruiting Teachers

    By Jose Picardo, 24 Jan 2020

    I wasn't always a teacher. I only became one after spending six years working in industry, where I was doing well, but always wished I’d taken that extra year to complete my PGCE – unfortunately I was not able to afford another year in higher education. However, when the opportunity arose to do a...

  • How to Get your dream January Teacher Job

    By Rachel Andersson, 24 Jan 2020

    October is a strange time to search for teacher jobs.  You have not long come back to school after the summer holidays and you are still getting to know your new class or classes. There is a strange kind of shame in abandoning your school midway through the year but you have just seen your...

  • 5 Reasons why all teachers should try being an examiner at least once

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    With 18 years of experience behind me as an examiner in two subjects and across three key stages, I would fully advocate all teachers to try their hand at examining at least once during their careers. Not everyone will stick at it for as long as I have. But in all the roles I've held over...

  • Do you have problems recruiting teachers? Here are some solutions

    By Lynne E, 24 Jan 2020

    Do you have problems recruiting teachers? The UK’s education system is struggling to recruit and keep teachers, particularly in areas which are viewed as “problem areas.” Typically, these were inner city areas, but now socially deprived areas are also considered to be "problem areas". When teachers...

  • What Makes a Great School Leader?

    By Mark Richards, 24 Jan 2020

    What makes a great school leader? There is an argument to say that some people are naturally born to lead. You can often spot this in the playground of any primary school or in any secondary classroom. There will always be pupils that seem to take...

  • Teacher’s Wages

    By Jamie F, 24 Jan 2020

    Teacher’s Wages Examine the contents of a newspaper on any given day and you will find yourself informed of the perils faced by the people and organisations across the country trying to teach our children. From strikes over teacher's wages and working hours to the overwhelming...

  • Routes into Teaching in the UK

    By Sam Collins, 24 Jan 2020

    Thinking about teaching? There are more routes into teaching in the UK than ever before. The choice may seem bewildering, but whether you are a recent graduate or a career changer, there are options designed for you. To teach at secondary level, you will need at least a GCSE grade C in Maths and...