Full-time Teacher of English, South East Wales

Staffroom Education are currently seeking a Teacher of English on behalf of our client, a high-achieving, academic Secondary School situated in the Torfaen area. The school has worked hard to develop a culture of high-expectations, challenging targets and ambitious goals for every student and the successful candidate will demonstrate a similar outlook.

The role is full-time, teaching across the Key stage 3 and 4 curriculum. Due to start immediately, you will continue through to the summer of 2018. The role provides an exciting opportunity that would suit both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers who hold QTS.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • First-class subject knowledge.
  • A natural ability to inspire learning.
  • Fantastic classroom management skills.
  • The ability to build strong working relationships with staff and pupils.
  • An awareness of and compliance with policies and procedures relating to child protection, health and safety, confidentiality and data protection; reporting all concerns to the appropriate person;

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Cover Supervisor for a School in Newport

Staffroom Education are currently recruiting for a Cover Supervisor to work in a Secondary School in Newport. This position provides a great opportunity for a Tutor, Instructor, Newly Qualified or Further Education Teacher to gain invaluable experience through ongoing employment.

We are looking for a bright, enthusiastic and dedicated individual who is passionate about working with pupils of all ages. The school understands the importance of having great cover staff in their classrooms and have given us a comprehensive overview of what is expected of any educator that they employ. The following gives you an idea of what you can expect in the role of Cover Supervisor:

  • Supervising work that has been left for the class and ensuring acceptable behaviour is maintained;
  • Ensuring any worksheets / books are collected at the end of a lesson and subsequent setting of homework left by the class Teacher;
  • Assist in classes within a designated subject area, i.e. support delivery of subject lessons alongside the timetabled teacher;
  • 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;
  • Reporting of any disruptive or escalating behaviour, in line with school policy;
  • Ensure that the classroom is left tidy at the end of each lesson;
  • Undertake form/lunchtime/break duties including registration cover.

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Classroom Experience Project

Over the past few weeks we’ve been super busy. We’ve been packing up all our marketing material along with a whole lot of sweets (because well everybody loves sweets) and speaking to students within their universities explaining to them how we can help them break into their career of teaching.

Yesterday we were invited by Cardiff University as part of their Classroom Experience Project to have a chat with students at their Pathway into Teaching event.  It was a new concept for Cardiff University and we were very pleased to be involved. Thank you for having us!


The innovative approach of having a recruitment speed-dating-esque event gave both us, the recruitment agency and the students, the chance to have an informative chat on a personal level. Think of something like Celebrities Go Dating and First Dates – but for recruiters and individuals aspiring to break into teaching. However, these shows minus the celebrities and zero awkward chit chat of who was going to pay the bar tab at the end.

We used this opportunity to explain to students that whilst they are studying at university we can offer them that ever so desired experience within a classroom.Often students find themselves with a timetable that has spare gaps and we love to fill those gaps! Oh, and so many students were happy to hear that all our experience opportunities are paid. Money mixed with CV skill building is the best type of combination, right?

Here are just a few reasons why students aspiring to be teachers should register with us:

  • All of our work is temporary!  You have the right to say no if you have got other commitments at any time. Got a busy exam period? Don’t worry we’ll let our handy database know and we promise to keep quiet until your busy period is over!
  • If you haven’t quite figured out if you want to work in primary or secondary education yet, this is a great way for you to get a taster.
  • If your next stage is to apply for a PGCE, having that experience of working within a school environment under your belt will make your application more favourable.
  • It’s an incredible way to network with people in schools! We’re effectively helping you get your face known within a variety of schools which means relationship building can begin!
  • Skills, skills, skills! The skills gained by working with young individuals are admired by many different professions. If you soon realise teaching isn’t the path for you, those skills will be loved by employers from different professions.
  • M O N E Y.




If you missed the opportunity to chat with us then you can still get in touch! We’re more than happy to have a chat with you to discuss your opportunities and give you that paid classroom taster.

You can email us over at or drop us a call 02920 49 66 46.



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.


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…


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.


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.


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.


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.