Managing Your Career

  • Preparing for a new academic year: the essential checklist
    As the new term gets underway, it is well worth making yourself a few “new academic year resolutions” in order to get off to a good start.
  • Perhaps the most important thing to remember during an Ofsted inspection, is that your learners still come first. Keep life as normal as possible for them and this will help you to stay calm during a potentially stressful week.
  • Curriculum, or learning support assistants (often abbreviated to CSA or LSA) play a vital role in the life of any Further Education College. If you find yourself teaching a group of learners with an LSA present, then it is well worth reflecting on the most productive way to build a strong working...
  • There are lots of different ways you can become an FE teacher and here we set out some practical steps to help you choose the right route.
  • The new FE inspection handbook contains no less than 181 references to the word “progress”. This not only refers to colleges’ own progress in response to feedback from previous monitoring visits, but for FE teachers, there is a real expectation that we are conducting regular and thorough checks o...
  • What is CPD? For those teaching in FE, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is an important part of the role.
  • The hardest part is over. You have submitted the application, been invited to interview and got the job. Well done! However, now you will be faced with a range of new challenges as you prepare to start your new job. Here are some questions to consider and find the answers to in the first few days...
  • Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the learning and development you undertake in order to carry out a current role or move into a new one. Many organisations have well-established CPD activities, but it’s still good to be proactive in order to: develop your current role, achieve greater...
  • As social media continues to infiltrate every waking minute of our lives, there’s no denying that it’s changing the way we connect and interact. From searching the web, to purchasing products and finding jobs, social media has its fingers in many proverbial pies.