What makes a good SEND teacher and how can you spot one at an interview? These questions should help… What would you do if a student was misbehaving or being disruptive? You should ask this question because SEND students often …

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Are your SEND students moving to a new classroom, teacher or provision in September? If the answer is yes, you need to start thinking about prepping them for that transition during the summer term to make it as smooth and …

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In 2019, the charity Education Support published a Teacher Wellbeing Index which revealed that 72% of education professionals describe themselves as stressed. We imagine that this number is probably even higher at the moment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has therefore never …

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Education Support is a charity dedicated to the health and wellbeing of the education workforce. They recently commissioned a report into the mental health and wellbeing of education staff during the Covid-19 pandemic. It reveals a profession feeling unsupported and …

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What is a pupil referral unit (PRU)? What is it like to work in one? How do you get a PRU job? And how do you know if it’s the right setting for you? Find out the answers to these …

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Are you ready for the new term? Why not take a look through our handy checklist to be sure you have everything in hand before the new term starts? 1. Make sure you have everything up to date. If you …

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If you are thinking about working in a special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) school, or have recently accepted your first post in one and want some tips to help you get started, then look no further. 1 – Make …

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Do you have a child at home or school who tends to “flare up” easily? I do! But how can we help them to learn how to manage their anger effectively? Here are some fantastic books which could help. A …

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Supply teaching isn’t just a back up option, it can genuinely benefit your career – here’s how.   1 – It can significantly broaden your experience Many trainee teachers are offered jobs in one of their placement schools, and this …

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Are you thinking about leaving the teaching profession? Have you thought about teaching special educational needs instead? If not, here are 5 reasons why it could reinvigorate your love for teaching. 1 – You want more 1-1 time with each of your students A common complaint …

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