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How to handle an angry parent

Sometimes as teachers we’re faced with difficult scenarios outside of the classroom. One of the most nerve-racking and tense situations is when speaking with an angry parent. It can be especially difficult for new teachers who may never have encountered it before. However, it does get easier as you become more experienced and fortunately, it happens infrequently. Furthermore, there are techniques that you can use to manage the situation effectively.

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The importance of PPA time

The importance of planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time is being highlighted through teachers’ conversations up and down the country and in online forums. Why is it important and how can you ensure you’re receiving the right amount of time to carry out PPA activities?

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Teachers given money to improve retention

Teacher retention is and has been a major issue in the UK education system for some time. A report by the House of Commons Committee found there to be a failure to meet teacher recruitment targets over the last decade and the number of teachers leaving the profession is at record levels.

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The day in the life of a nursery nurse

What’s it like to work in a nursery?

Connex provides excellent early years staff to nurseries throughout the UK and in fact, we like to think we’re pretty good at it.

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Life as a supply teacher

You may have a number of reasons for looking to be a supply teacher. Perhaps you’re a newly qualified teacher and you’re looking for more experience in the classroom before finding a permanent job or the stresses of a permanent full-time teaching post is taking its toll; maybe you’re looking for a break from teaching but would still like to stay involved.

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So you’re looking for a teaching agency?

So you’re looking for a teaching agency? We hear you! If you’ve worked as a supply teacher before or you’re looking at starting supply, you may know that using a teaching agency isn’t a necessity.

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The NQT guide part 3: Your first year as a teacher

Being an NQT shouldn’t be difficult, in fact, it should and most likely will be an exciting year filled with new experiences, accompanied by steep learning curves.

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So you want to do a PGCE? Do it for free!

You may have just graduated and are looking to enrol on a PGCE straight away or you’ve held your degree for a number of years and have always wanted to get into teaching. Perhaps you’ve been put off by the expensive tuition fees or you’ve not had enough classroom experience to be accepted onto the course? If either of these sounds like you, read on because we can do two amazing things:

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The NQT guide part 2: The interview process

Finding your first teaching job doesn’t have to be complicated. In our last blog ‘finding your first teaching job’ we looked at the practicalities

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Q&A with Director Alex Powell

Alex started working in recruitment at Connex in April 2004 and has worked with primary, secondary and SEN schools. Read on to find out more about Alex!

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