All Careers Advice

  • The purpose of education is to help students achieve the best they can, and more! None of us know our own potential, so feedback can be vital.
  • In these uncertain times one thing is certain; the way we work will change. The need for social distancing has already led to remote working wherever possible.
  • Just like spring cleaning your home highlights how much junk you’ve accumulated, so does spring cleaning your CV.
  • It’s tempting to think that the concept of a teacher shortage in the UK makes it easy to walk in to a teaching job, with little thought to your application.
  • Last year I wrote several articles about ‘T’ levels. In the last article I addressed the key issues facing FE colleges in preparation for their roll out in September 2020.
  • New Year. New term. New resolutions. A new start. January offers a time to reset.
  • Setting home-study tasks brings frustration. Frustration for teachers when students say they have not done it; frustration for students who perhaps do not see the relevance of tasks set.
  • Today, the Group announced the launch of WEG21, a modular staffing platform which simplifies the process of attracting and hiring candidates, using a proven agency-style model.
  • An article in TES reported on a survey carried out in 2018 which found that almost two-thirds of students in FE feel very or extremely stressed about exams
  • Are you looking for a teaching assistant role? The most crucial step to landing your next job is perfecting your CV.
  • Findings from recent Ofsted research (2018) have found that teachers are highly stressed and anxious. Stress in teaching is not new, indeed research into teacher stress dates back to the 1970s. More recently, issues of teacher recruitment and retention are associated with stress.
  • If your further education CV is not quite hitting the mark, then follow these five pro tips that help give your academic CV the boost that it deserves, and secure those job interviews.
  • Questioning in teaching and learning is frequently taken for granted, but it is a skill which needs conscious development if we are to become effective teachers.
  • As with any other resource, its use needs to be based on how it can enhance the learning of your students. Technology can be used to personalise learning as well as support collaborative learning.
  • The ‘T’ level reform to vocational education planned to be rolled out from 2020 is ambitious and probably the most significant reform to post-16 education since the introduction of ‘A’ levels.
  • I believe it is vital that the adult recognises that each student has a creative mind. This should be celebrated, nurtured and stimulated. In order to do that, the adult needs to reignite their own creative mind.
  • When you are applying for teaching posts, you should demonstrate not only that you are familiar with different theories of learning, but also that you understand the implications of them for teaching.
  • Gaining high quality on-the-job experience is vital for students as it enables them to enhance and progress their skills and conform to a constantly developing environment.
  • I am responsible for the day to day running of the training restaurant in a large FE college.
  • A classroom can be a scary place. Walking into a new classroom, with a new teacher and a new group of peers can be daunting for even a confident individual. Equally, I always get butterflies before meeting a new group of students.