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From classroom activities to mental health and wellbeing tips, all of our blogs are written with teaching staff in mind. Take a look below at our latest posts:

Helen Davies officially crowned ‘Best Temporary Consultant’
We are overjoyed to announce that our Northern Area Manager, Helen Davies, has won the Global Recruiter Award for the ‘Best Temporary Consultant’!

It’s only natural for a student to need a little push to get back into the swing of things as the new school year begins. After the fun and excitement they had during their holiday, it’s up to the teachers to make their students feel excited about being back at school and re-spark their interest in learning. Simply Education has been working in the education industry for well over a decade now, and here are some of our top tips for teachers looking to motivate their students at the start of the new school year this September.
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Tips to Motivate Students for the New School Year

The job of a teaching assistant includes a broad variety of responsibilities. But, at its core, the role of the teaching assistant is to provide essential support to teachers. Generally, as a teaching assistant, you will need to be able to monitor and aid the progress of students, help with lesson planning, prepare classroom resources, read to students and listen to them read back to you, help with extracurricular activities that take place after school and many other similar duties. This article discusses 3 essential courses offered by Simply Education that will help give teaching assistants the edge over their competitors.
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3 Essential CPD Courses for Teaching Assistants

Throughout the academic year, teachers help students develop their minds while doing their best to leave a lasting impact on them. The role of a teacher is incredibly rewarding, but it can also be very demanding. As such, when the term ends, many teachers will choose to enjoy a well-deserved rest. However, some teachers may find themselves asking the question: “What should I do until school returns?” These teachers may benefit from taking on educational opportunities outside of term-time. In this blog, you can read about some different types of education jobs that are available to teaching staff during the half-terms and summer holidays.
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Education Jobs for Teachers Outside of Term-Time

The main role of a tutor is to provide 1-1 lessons or small group support to help students become independent learners. However, there is more to the role of a tutor than you might think. Tutoring jobs go beyond short term catch up, as tutoring is often used for students that require more than just educational support. Should you undertake a tutoring job, here is some useful information to help you excel within the role...
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How to Excel at Tutoring Jobs

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is a vital way to keep your skills sharp and be the best candidate for the jobs you apply for. There are many benefits to undertaking regular CPD, and in the modern day and age, it has never been easier to keep learning with online training courses. At Simply Education all of our registered candidates get exclusive access to our CPD training webinars, online courses, face-to-face courses and our workshops. Read more to learn about 7 of our exclusive summer CPD training courses that will help you prepare for September.
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7 Summer CPD Courses to Help You Prepare for September

Do you need training to secure a SEND teaching job? Simply put, no. You do not need to have any special qualifications other than Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) to secure a SEND teaching job.
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Do I Need Training to Secure a SEND Teaching Job?

Supply teaching has its perks. Flexible hours, working with multiple schools at the same time, covering more than one subject and so much more. Despite these benefits, there are some tips and tricks you need to know to get the most out of this unique teaching position.
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Top Tips to Prepare for a Day on Supply

Education recruitment specialists, Simply Education, have today unveiled a rebrand and new website.
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A Brand New Look for Simply Education

Simply Education has a wide network of schools we work with, which means we can offer you an incredible variety of teaching jobs. From supply work to temporary positions to permanent positions, we have every kind of teaching role you can think of, including SEN teaching jobs. This guide will explain some of the types of SEN teaching jobs we have available and the skills each role requires.
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What types of SEN teaching jobs are available?

For those within the educational sector that prefer to keep their schedule more flexible and enjoy working with new people in a variety of settings, Cover Supervisor and Supply Teacher roles have provided the perfect fit. But how does this short term, temporary style work with the new, COVID-19 restricted teaching world?
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Can I work as a Cover Supervisor or Supply Teacher during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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