Teacher of English – Newport

Staffroom Education are currently shortlisting for a Teacher of English vacancy in Newport, starting immediately. We welcome applications from both NQT’s and fully qualified English specialists.

The post is a full-time, temporary position within a vibrant 11-18 English medium Secondary school in Newport, which is recognised as a high achieving academic school and a centre of excellence for teaching and learning. The person specification for this role recommends a determined and passionate subject Teacher with the ability to develop, encourage and inspire learning at their core.

Job Requirements:

  • A first-class subject knowledge across all Key Stages;
  • Excellent classroom management strategies;
  • A passion for raising student expectations and achievement;
  • The ability to build strong working relationships with staff and pupils;
  • To remain up to date with educational developments and changes whilst undertaking the role;
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection;
  • Attendance of curricular and extra-curricular events in line with school policy;
  • A current and clear, fully-enhanced DBS disclosure certificate;
  • Full registration with the Education Workforce Council.

This role, along with all other teaching vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Regular and varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout assignment and beyond;
  • Referral Scheme for recommendations;
  • Consultation and assistance with CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

If you are interested in applying for this or any other vacancy, please contact us today on 02920 496646 or by email via info@staffroomeducation.co.uk.

Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo or be in possession of a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

 

Teacher of ICT – Cardiff

Staffroom Education Ltd are currently shortlisting for a Teacher of ICT vacancy within a Secondary School in Cardiff. If you are a qualified ICT specialist and hold either QTS or a post-compulsory qualification, then we would love to hear from you. We would also encourage applications from newly qualified ICT Teachers.

Starting in September 2018, this is a full-time, temporary position teaching KS3,4 and 5 within a high performing school which aims to deliver quality learning experiences to all their pupils. The person specification for this role recommends a determined and passionate subject Teacher with the ability to develop, encourage and inspire learning at their core.

Job Requirements:

  • A first-class subject knowledge across all Key Stages;
  • Excellent classroom management strategies;
  • A passion for raising student expectations and achievement;
  • The ability to build strong working relationships with staff and pupils;
  • To remain up to date with educational developments and changes whilst undertaking the role;
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection;
  • Attendance of curricular and extra-curricular events in line with school policy;
  • A current and clear, fully-enhanced DBS disclosure certificate;
  • Full registration with the Education Workforce Council.

This role, along with all other teaching vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Regular and varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout assignment and beyond;
  • Referral Scheme for recommendations;
  • Consultation and assistance with CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

If you are interested in applying for this or any other vacancy, please contact us today on 02920 496646 or by email via info@staffroomeducation.co.uk.

Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo or be in possession of a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

Teacher of Business Studies – Cardiff

Staffroom Education Ltd are currently recruiting for a Teacher of Business Studies in Cardiff starting in September 2018. We welcome applications from both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers who hold Qualified Teacher Status. We are also interested in hearing from applicants who hold a Further Education qualification.

This as a full-time, temporary position covering KS4 and KS5 and will run for the whole of the 2018/19 academic year. The position is within a high performing school with outcomes in public examinations placing it amongst the best in the UK.

Student and staff expectations are high, and the successful candidate will be tasked with ensuring that work is carried to the very highest of standards. If you are passionate about teaching Business Studies and want to be part of an exceptional department, this position may be of interest.

Job Requirements:

  • A comprehensive understanding of the Business Studies subject matter;
  • The ability to take direction and work to deadlines;
  • Excellent classroom management strategies;
  • Attendance of curricular and extra-curricular events in line with school policy;
  • The ability to build strong working relationships with staff and pupils;
  • To remain up to date with educational developments and changes whilst undertaking the role;
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection;
  • A current and clear, fully-enhanced DBS disclosure certificate;
  • Full registration with the Education Workforce Council.

This role, along with all other teaching vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay, incorporating our innovative Scalable Payment Structure (SPS);
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout the assignment and beyond;
  • Regular mentoring and consultation on CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

If you are interested in applying for this Teacher of Business vacancy or would like more information on our services, please contact us today on 02920 496646 or by email via info@staffroomeducation.co.uk.

Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo or be in possession of a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.

How to Prevent a Teacher Burnout

The demands of working in a school can be very stressful. With a never-ending list of marking, preparation and parent’s evenings it can be very easy to neglect yourself and end up burning out by the time we get to this time of year.

There are four basic parts to a balanced lifestyle:

Balanced Life

Although this is simple, often as teachers some of these parts are neglected and we spend more time on one such as work than others such as rest and friends. This is what leads to a burnout, and although simple it can be quite difficult to find a perfect balance between these four components. However here are some simple things you can incorporate into your life to reduce stress and prevent a teacher burnout.

How to Prevent a Teacher Burnout

Stressed while at school

If you find yourself feeling stressed while at school, there are a few two-minute strategies you can do to de-stressify yourself.

Take a moment to listen to your breathing and centre yourself.
Move around and get your blood moving.
Get outside for fresh air and notice the scenery around you.

Connect with family and friends

It can be very easy to neglect friends and take family for granted during times of stress. Here are a few simple ways to reconnect and refill your tank.

Share projects you are excited about with friends.
Arrange coffee dates (this won’t take more than a few hours and you’ll feel so much better afterwards, you’re never too busy for a coffee date).
Ring your parents (parents always make you feel better even about the worst situations).
Spend time with animals (if you have pets, spend some time with them. Also, it has been proven that petting animals reduces stress levels).

Take some me time

This is the one that most teachers neglect. There is always work to be done and family to tend to so it is important to take time out for yourself. here are a few favourite things teachers use to unwind, these are really simple but try and carve out a little time every evening to do at least one of these things.

Take the scenic route home.
Read.
Have a hot bath.
Meditate.
Listen to music.
Draw.
Watch mindless television.

Help others

In times of stress it is easy to be consumed by your own life and the stresses it entails. A good way to calm the stress and prevent a burnout is to contribute to others. This can be something as easy as getting involved with local groups, activities or volunteering within your community. By being involved in something outside of your teacher bubble it allows you to forget those worries and enables you to contribute to something bigger than your own life.

How to identify if you are stressed and headed for a burnout with simple and easy ways to remedy it.

Are you juggling too many balls?

Often in life there will be times where there are multiple things needed to be done and simply not enough hours in the day. This can cause huge anxiety especially if there are deadlines attached.

How to fix it: Rather than panic over the long to-do list, categorise them into what must be done first and what can wait a little while. If you still have a long list that must be done by next week, try to sort out what is of the upmost importance.

What does your body need?

Listen to your body as it will always let you know what you need. More often than not you will ignore that stomach rumble to complete marking, have yet another coffee to get through your lesson planning or spend so long looking at a computer you give yourself a headache.

How to fix it: Your body gives you signals for a reason so don’t ignore it. To avoid burnout your body needs upkeep. Always have healthy snacks to hand to stop hunger pains. Plan out your lesson planning so that you aren’t working late into the night and get that well deserved night’s sleep. You won’t be any good to the students if you can barely keep your eyes open. Lastly make sure to take a 5-minute break away from the computer and step outside in the fresh air to avoid screen eyes and headaches.

What is causing your fatigue?

Do you end up leaving work every day feeling like your battery is drained? Do you feel physically exhausted, or sluggish?

How to fix it: There could be several reasons for your fatigue and often it is a case of trial and error but here are a few things to try.

 - Exercise: often you feel sluggish and tired due to a lack of activity. As teachers you work nonstop but during the evening this could mean sitting down for quite a few hours. Any activity that isn’t teacher related like a jog or bike ride can clear your mind and reinvigorate you.

 - Setting Boundaries: Your fatigue could be due to spreading yourself too thin. Set boundaries so that students and parents aren’t always messaging you and learn to say no to certain things.

 - Take time out: This one is easy to forget, don’t forget to take time out for yourself to recharge your battery. Often taking a leisurely bath can be guilt ridden but remember, its important for you and your students to take care of yourself. So, don’t feel guilty and fill that tub up with bath bombs and essential oils.

Feel like there is never enough time?

Never feel like there isn’t enough hours in the day to complete your tasks or fit in basic human needs. Most teachers feel stressed due to work load and forgo basic things to complete tasks.

How to fix it: No matter how busy or stressed you are there will always be a 5-minute window. Take those 5-minute windows for you, whether it is to grab a snack, step outside in the fresh air, concentrate on breathing or even some gentle stretching or walking.

Although they seem minor just incorporating these things into your daily routine will enable you to be a better teacher and to avoid a teacher burnout.

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Can you think of any other ways for teachers to prevent a burnout? If so, we would LOVE to hear from you so drop us a comment in the box below.

Learning Support Assistants required for Cardiff

Staffroom Education are seeking enthusiastic, friendly and flexible Learning Support Assistants to work within Primary Schools in the Cardiff area. We have day to day positions as well as long term assignments which will commence immediately. We have positions across all Primary age groups either working on a one to one basis, taking small groups or just general support within the classroom.

The ideal candidate will be expected:

  • To work under the guidance of the teacher
  • Prepare the classroom before each class as well as tidying at the end of each class
  • Support reading groups
  • Work on a one to one basis
  • Lead small groups
  • Have excellent knowledge of the school curriculum
  • Have excellent numeracy, literacy and ICT skills
  • Monitor and record pupils progress
  • Report feedback to the teacher
  • Carry out administrative duties
  • Help and organise wall displays

If you have a passion of working with children, hardworking, reliable and would like to further your career then why not apply today.

You must have at least 3 months recent experience of working with children.

 

This role, along with all other teaching assistant vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education, has excellent benefits including:

  • The very best rates of pay, incorporating our innovative Scalable Payment Structure(SPS);
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Flexible payment options to suit your circumstances;
  • Regular and varied work specific to your needs;
  • Hands-on support throughout assignment and beyond;
  • Referral Scheme for recommendations;
  • Consultation and assistance with CPD;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

If you are interested in applying for this or any other vacancy, please contact us today on 02920 496646.

Staffroom Education is committed to the safeguarding of children and as such, require any individuals applying for positions to undergo or be in possession of a valid and enhanced disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB) – for more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check/overview.