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The stages of a break up (with work)

The end of an era. Yes, I said it. Although it isn’t a bad one, it’s all good (if you ignore the sadness) on both sides. My four years at Staffroom have officially come to an end and this will be my last blog for the company, ever – slightly dramatic I know. The point of this blog is that although a move, change, new job, or adventure is exciting, I can honestly say that leaving my current role is not something I will take lightly, and I’m sure many of you have been in the same position at some point too.

Enjoying your job is super important, not because of your sheer determination and utter hard work, but because you spend more time there than anywhere else. I’ve been blessed with a fantastic team (I promise they aren’t stood at my desk forcing me to write this) and because of this I felt it was only right that I shared my ‘stages of a break up’ with work.

So here you go, hands up high if you can relate…

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1. The ‘please don’t make me tell them I’m leaving’ stage.

No one of my favourites I must say. You make up 60 scenarios in your head of how it will pan out and they all seem positive until you’re trying to get the words out of your mouth. Never had a stutter? Well you will here.

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2. The ‘it’s out and I can celebrate’ stage

Those sleepless nights and cold sweats are finally behind you (and will never, ever be missed).

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3. The ‘okay it’s sunk in and I’m actually gutted’ stage.

Everyone knows and the countdown begins. The problem is that you still have a few days/weeks of constant reminders of why you love your job so much.

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4. The ‘who are you replacing me with because they’ll never be as good as me!’ stage.

The interviews are going well but you hate them all (okay, you totally don’t – you just hate the thought of anyone living up to your standards). The fear of your work family forgetting you has officially sunk in…

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5. The ‘why aren’t you sad? why aren’t you crying yet?’ stage

You know, just casually dropping in every five minutes that you’re leaving to check it’s sunk in.

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6. The ‘I’m cleaning out my drawers so this is actually happening’ stage.

It’s easy to put leaving to the back of your mind when you’re reminiscing on the good times and grabbing slice of ‘goodbye’ cake left, right, and centre. However there’s nothing quite as emotional as boxing up your work belongings and seeing a lonely, lifeless desk.

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7. The ‘oh my god these things are going to be happening without me’ stage. 

That future chatter that you can’t quite get involved in because you know you’ll be long gone. Sad? Happy? A mixture of both, not because you won’t be there to share it, but because you know the company will continue to kill it without you.

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8. The ‘final goodbye’ stage.

Coffee, presents… wine? Nothing quite heals the pain of your last day in the office. There’s tears, there’s tantrums, and there’s denial. Once reality sinks in, it’s pretty sad to have to walk through those ever so familiar doors for the last time, but what makes it easier is how amazing your experience has been.

For those that are nodding away muttering ‘oh I hear you’, raise a glass to a fabulous chapter in your life and all of those who made it happen (even with ridiculously early alarms and copious amounts of caffeine) – cheers to genuinely enjoying your job.

NQT Vacancies – September Start

Are you a passionate, enthusiastic newly qualified teacher looking for your first teaching position? We have various roles in schools across South Wales from day to day, to long term cover. This is an amazing opportunity as not only could you potentially secure a full time teaching role for September 2017, but get a head start over others and be paid over the Summer. If you would like to hear about suitable vacancies that match your subject specialism then please contact our team today! Here at Staffroom we can offer you:

  • Local teaching roles
  • A variety of full time, part time, long term and permanent positions.
  • Diverse teaching environments.
  • Opportunities to widen your current teaching experiences.
  • Guaranteed Pay Scheme;
  • Advice on CV writing, interview techniques etc.

We are looking for Teachers across the subjects below.

  • MFL
  • Art
  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • English
  • Music
  • Drama
  • Welsh
  • History
  • Food Technology
  • Science
  • PE

You will also have the opportunity to attend Professional Development and training courses during your time at Staffroom, all geared towards furthering your skills and experience within the Education sector in South Wales. If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer, or would just like an informal chat about what your options are and how we can help, get in touch today on 02920 496646. If you’re busy and would like a call back, check us out on social media via our Facebook and Twitter pages where you can leave your name, address, email etc. and we will get back to you ASAP.

Teacher of Physical Education in Cardiff

Passionate about your subject with high expectations of both yourself and others?

A fantastic classroom practitioner with the ability to inspire and motivate pupils?

Staffroom Education are currently looking to fill a Physical Education vacancy in a school in Cardiff. Starting September this position will cover teaching across all key stages and is open to both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers who hold Qualified Teacher Status.

The ideal candidate will be expected to be able to:

  • Be able to teach across the age and ability range
  • Use a variety of different teaching strategies in the classroom
  • Inspire students to be passionate about Religious Education
  • Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • Meet requirements for the assessment and recording of pupils’ development.
  • Teach all areas of Secondary curriculum.

This, 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;
  • 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.

You will also have the opportunity to attend Professional Development and training courses during your time at Staffroom, all geared towards furthering your skills and experience within the Education sector in South Wales.

If you are interested in finding out more about what we have to offer, or would just like a chat about what your options are and how we can help, get in touch today on 02920 496646.

If you’re busy and would like a call back, check us out on social media via our FaceBook and Twitter pages where you can leave your name, address, email etc. and we will get back to you.

Teacher of Mathematics in Cardiff

We are currently seeking to appoint an inspirational teacher of Mathematics who is ambitious and has a real passion for their subject. Starting September, this position will be a Long term assignment, that will cover teaching to Key Stage three and four for the entire academic year.

We welcome applications from both recent graduates and experienced teachers.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • A genuine passion for teaching.
  • 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, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person;
  • A passion for raising student achievement and ensuring every student reaches their potential.

This role, along with all other teaching vacancies currently on offer at Staffroom Education have 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 assignment and beyond;
  • Regular consultation on 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.

Newly Qualified Teachers Wanted South Wales

Newly Qualified Teachers Wanted Across South Wales

Here at Staffroom Education, we are looking for Newly Qualified Teachers to work in a range of schools across South Wales. This role is suited to someone looking to gain further experience in the classroom, or hoping to get their foot in the door in either primary or secondary schools. We have positions available both part and full time. The ideal candidate should have experience working in a classroom environment and will be available to start in September 2017.

This is a fantastic and flexible opportunity to gain experience in a teaching environment and to build your profile within a school.

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;
  • 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.