How You Can Make the Most Out of Half Term

Hooray, half term is finally on it’s way! I think that we can all agree that it’s been a tough start with those dark mornings and trying to get back into the swing of things after Christmas hasn’t exactly been easy. Everybody loves a good ol’ break, it’s definitely deserved and next week you shall be living the dream. YAY!

This is why we are a massive fan of half term. It’s the perfect time to recharge those batteries of yours so that you can strut back into the rest of the term feeling like a brand-new person. We’ve come up with a list of things that we think are essential in helping you feel refreshed over the half term break. We hope they help!

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Design Technology and Catering Technician

Staffroom Education are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Design and Technology Technician to work within a secondary school in the Newport area. The school is easily accessible by public transport and has on site car parking. The position is to start immediately and is fulltime term time only.

The ideal candidate will be reporting to the Head of the DT Department and you will work alongside the Teachers within a classroom environment.

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ALN Specialist Teacher (Autism) -Cardiff

Staffroom Education are seeking a lively and enthusiastic ALN Teacher (Autism) to make a positive contribution within one of our schools near the centre of Cardiff. An important element of the timetable will be working closely with pupils on the Autism spectrum therefore the successful applicant will have a good working knowledge and understanding of additional learning needs. The position has an immediate start, and is expected to last for at least a term. This is an exciting opportunity that would suit both experienced and Newly Qualified Teachers who hold Qualified Teacher Status.

The successful applicant must be able to demonstrate:

  • Comprehensive subject knowledge.
  • A natural ability to inspire learning.
  • Fantastic classroom management skills.
  • An ability to build strong working relationships with staff and pupils.
  • 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;

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Social Media and Your Career

Sometimes it can be easy to forget how helpful social media is when it comes to shaping your career but also how effective it is as a tool to help you connect to that career. We’ve recently done a visit to University South Wales, where we were invited to chat about this topic to their BA Primary students. So, we came up with an insight on how to make the most out of social media and thought we would share the basics to the rest of you guys too! Read on to learn about branding yourself online and building your social media network. Most of us use social media on a daily basis. We’ve basically become obsessed with the thing, so it would be pretty rude not to use it to its fullest of advantages- right?




Although traditional job boards such as Reed and Indeed are a great way to job hunt, there is an enormous growth in recruiters resourcing candidates through social media platforms. Did you know that 92% of companies use social media to hire? Oh, and that 3 out of 4 managers check the candidate’s social media profiles? This study carried out by The Muse (2017) pretty much sums up the reason why you should make sure you’ve got your social media up to scratch!

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Supply Teaching – Essentials Guide

Ah, the joys of supply teaching! Although it’s a wonderful way to earn money working around your schedule, it can often be combined with that dreaded fear of waking up early and having to rush to a job because an opportunity has popped up so last minute. We get it, it can be stressful getting yourself organised when there can be so much uncertainty surrounding your daily routine. So to cure that stress, we’ve come up with a Supply Teaching Essentials Guide!


These essentials are something you should have ready always if you do supply teaching. Every single day will be completely different for supply teachers, but this essentials guide will help to have things prepared that mornings aren’t so manic. Fingers crossed. After all – preparation is key!

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