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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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Connex Education launches a new programme in response to the widening teacher recruitment crisis

Connex Education has launched a new, trainee teacher programme to tackle the teacher recruitment crisis head-on.

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The NQT Guide Part 1: Finding your first teaching job

If you’re reading this as an NQT and looking for your first role, congratulations on becoming qualified. After the months of toil and hard work, you’re ready to get into the classroom and begin your teaching career. What’s more, we’re here to help you every step of the way. In this blog, we offer a range useful tips on how to find your first teaching job.

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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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International Women’s Day: Women in Education

In September 2017 around 30,000 more women than men started on university courses (source: The Guardian). This relates to all university courses, not just teaching – but when the Department of Education released school workforce statistics back in 2015, it indicated a progressive fall in the proportion of male teachers working in Britain, with just one in five teachers being men (source: The Telegraph). This was a drop from just five years earlier, when the ratio was one in four teachers.

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‘My Mini Egg’ Competition

We are running a special Easter themed competition for schools! Read on to hear more about the ‘My Mini Egg’ competition!

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Working in education recruitment: everything you need to know about Rachel!

Rachel Nursery deskRachel is Connex’s Nursery Consultant for the North West! Read on to find out more about Rachel and her take on working in education recruitment.

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Merseyside branch relocates

Our Merseyside branch has moved offices!

To accommodate the growth we’re currently experiencing at Connex, we have moved to an office more suitable for our needs. Our new location is: 31-33 Trident House, Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2HF, a stone’s throw from Moorfields station, which is where we will be welcoming all our new and existing candidates in 2018!

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