Dealing with Lockdown

Dealing with Lockdown

Operam Education Group has recently released their first edition of Wellbeing – Dealing with Lockdown, specially created for our candidates and education professionals by Nullam Wellbeing, please feel free to join our online Staff Room to access a copy simply...
Learning to Adapt

Learning to Adapt

Life has changed. Most of us will not be able to access our usual coping strategies and activities that we employ to feel less stressed and feel good about ourselves. At the same time, we have new worries in our lives: concerns about our health and that of our loved...
RESHAPING WORLD EDUCATION

RESHAPING WORLD EDUCATION

There is an abundance of news and updates on the internet regarding COVID-19, it can be overwhelming at times to sieve threw the data to find what’s relevant and interesting. We plan to share articles relating to the impact on education and hopefully some uplifting...
GCSEs, AS and A level awarding: summer 2020

ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXAMS

The Department for Education released a statement on Friday to confirm exams have been cancelled to fight the spread of the Coronavirus, here’s a link to their full statement and further information....
COVID-19 GLOBAL EDUCATION

COVID-19 GLOBAL EDUCATION

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe causing businesses and schools to close, it’s clear to see both the immediate and long-lasting implications for teaching. Educators around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and no doubt some eager pupils are developing...
Increase of adults with autism

Increase of adults with autism

A growing number of adults are being diagnosed with autism, because they learned to hide their symptoms. This can create a huge mental strain and therefore affect learning as well as lead to bullying. Read one woman’s childhood experience here and look at the 31-point...
Strike planned

Strike planned

The UCU (University College Union) have confirmed plans to stage a strike involving staff from 74 universities across the UK which will last for 14 days. Read more here
Primary schools fail Ofsted inspections

Primary schools fail Ofsted inspections

A change in Ofsted rules has led to a rush of schools now appealing against their gradings under the new criteria, which put less emphasis on pupil progress in terms of test and exam results, and more on the curriculum and how it is taught. Read more here...
Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

Half of UK 10-year-olds own a smartphone

This article summarises an Ofcom’s report which explores facts and figures of children’s ownership and use of digital devices in 2019. Examples of statistics are a real eye-opener, such as, 50% of 9/10-year olds now own smart phones. Read more here...
Play is a fundamental human right

Play is a fundamental human right

Michael Rosen, former Children’s Laureate and author of “We’re Going On A Bear Hunt”, has joined a campaign to stop the erosion of break times, arguing that play is a fundamental human right. According to a study in 2019, school-break times have been cut by as much as...
UK falls in global education rankings

UK falls in global education rankings

According to the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI), which looks at whether pupils are equipped with the skills they need for the future, the UK has fallen five places to 15th out of 50 countries, in global education rankings. The report states that some...
Choice for parents is just an illusion

Choice for parents is just an illusion

The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT) warned recently that councils, who are responsible for ensuring there are enough school places in an area, have not created enough new schools or increased the number of primary school places in the areas that most need...
Expenditure on teachers falls

Expenditure on teachers falls

The Education Policy Institute (EPI) recently published a report looking at how school spending on teachers has evolved in recent decades. The report revealed that since 2010, expenditure on teachers across all local authority secondary schools has fallen by 2 per...
Teaching Assistant Level 4

Teaching Assistant Level 4

Many teaching assistants go on to take other roles, in education and elsewhere.  It is also common for teaching assistants to go on to gain qualified teacher status, with some training providers allowing you to complete the practical parts of your course in your...
Teaching Assistant Level 3

Teaching Assistant Level 3

Teaching assistants provide support to those children who need it most, as well as taking some of the burden from classroom teachers. The work they do can positively effect learning within the classroom, their roles have developed over the years as the shortage of...
Teaching Assistant Level 2

Teaching Assistant Level 2

As you’ve probably already read Teaching Assistants (TA) have become a valued asset within the classroom.  The role of a TA is distinctly different from a Teacher, in that you will not be the one planning and delivering the lessons. The Teaching Assistant is there to...
Being a Teaching Assistant

Being a Teaching Assistant

What’s involved in being a Teaching Assistant Level One Typically, Teaching Assistants (TA’s) work Monday to Friday during term time, with their annual leave coinciding with school holidays.  Most TA’s work 8.30 am to the end of the school day, but this will vary...
Matt, Cover Supervisor

Matt, Cover Supervisor

Matt Smith, Cover Supervisor/Instructor, Secondary Matt Smith started his working career with an open mind but with the understanding that results come to those who work hard and adapt to circumstances. Matt was willing to make the necessary sacrifices to build a...
Simon, Primary Teacher

Simon, Primary Teacher

Simon Chatterton, Primary Teacher, Nottingham & Derbyshire Background. Simon started teaching in 1989 and has witnessed many changes spanning over three decades, particularly the introduction of laptops, which were originally intended to reduce workload, but he...
Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

Teachers UK aims to positively promote the well-being of children and wishes all of the candidates on our register to be fully aware of the procedures for Child Protection. Teachers UK policies and procedures adhere to the law as defined in the Children Act 1989 and...
Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

We’re looking for several experienced recruiters to manage an already established supply desk with excellent potential to grow, competitive salary and uncapped commission. Join an industry leading team with significant investment – an opportunity not to be missed, for...
SEN Training

SEN Training

SEN Course The SEN training is open to all candidates and provides a basic understanding of SEN, SEN Code of practice, Types of SEN and strategies to support SEN children in the classroom. Course objectives:  An introduction to Special Educational Needs SEN code of...
Cover Supervisor Training

Cover Supervisor Training

Cover Supervisor Training This very popular and well received training course as we put the emphasis on how Cover Supervisors can develop the resilience and positive approaches to classroom management that will ensure learning takes place. Course content includes:...
Positive Behaviour Management

Positive Behaviour Management

Positive Behaviour Management Level One Team Teach is award-winning ‘positive handling’ training which helps staff support people with challenging behaviour. It teaches a range of de-escalation and positive handling techniques which promote positive relationships in...
Exam Invigilator Course

Exam Invigilator Course

Exam Invigilator Course This course covers the main areas associated with exam invigilation. The simple aim is to improve the quality of training for new invigilators. This will improve invigilation within the exam room, which in turn reduces the likelihood of...
Motivating Students to Learn

Motivating Students to Learn

Motivating Students to Learn This free online course on motivating students will teach you the different factors that affect student motivation, and show you how to create a classroom environment that will promotes highly motivated learning. Being an effective teacher...
Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Teachers UK is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and candidates to share this commitment. Teachers UK strictly adheres to the Recruitment, Selection and Vetting checks that must be made on all people...
DBS Policy

DBS Policy

The safety of children and young people is paramount, and Teachers UK is committed to implementing the Disclosure and Barring (DBS) procedures and arrangements.  We will comply with the DBS Code of Practice and National Care Standards guidance regarding the correct...
Training Policy

Training Policy

The purpose of this procedure is to control the activities associated with the training of Teachers UK staff to more adequately be able to perform the duties required of them. Please feel free to download our Training Policy.
Who Needs A DBS Check

Who Needs A DBS Check

Barred list checks can only be carried out on those who are engaging in regulated activity. The definition of ‘regulated activity’ includes where individuals: Are responsible, on a regular basis, for teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children;...
AWR Factsheet

AWR Factsheet

No government department or independent body has been tasked with policing and enforcing the Regulations. Instead the Regulations will be enforced by agency workers pursuing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Such claims can either be brought against the client or...
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Teachers UK complies fully...
Privacy Notice Policy

Privacy Notice Policy

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data...
Recruitment of Ex-offenders Guide

Recruitment of Ex-offenders Guide

Guidance – Recruitment of Ex-offenders As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Teachers UK complies fully with the Code of Practice and undertakes to treat all...
Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

All organisations that process personal data are required to comply with data protection legislation. This includes in particular the Data Protection Act 1998 (or its successor) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (together the ‘Data Protection Laws’). The...
Customer Service Policy

Customer Service Policy

Teachers UK is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and adhere to their Code of Professional Practice. Teachers UK Customer Service Policy Statement At Teachers UK, we endeavour to provide you with the best possible service at all times. If...
Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy

Teachers UK are committed to providing a high-level service to our customers. If you do not receive satisfaction from us, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards. Complaints Procedure If you have a complaint, please contact Teachers...
AWR Policy

AWR Policy

The AWR are a set of regulations which will provide all agency workers who are placed to work in school through a temporary supply agency the right to equal treatment compared to someone who is employed directly by the school to do the same job. Some rights will apply...
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy

One of the Company’s core principles is to uphold responsible and fair business practice. It is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in relation to all of its business activities. Its reputation for maintaining lawful business...
Contract for Services

Contract for Services

We get to know our supply staff and have regular returners who trust us to listen to their needs so we can offer them suitable assignments. We offer a supported process that treats everyone with respect, professionalism and foster a mutual understanding of good...
GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement 1.1. Teachers UK (“we”, “our”, “us”, “the Company”) takes its obligations under GDPR and applicable data privacy law seriously. We process Personal Data of our candidates, clients, employees, workers and...
Operam Education Continues Expansion

Operam Education Continues Expansion

Operam Education Group, a specialist provider of qualified and support staff to schools across the Midlands and North of England, has acquired Key Stage Teacher Supply, a North West-based education recruitment agency. The transaction follows the acquisitions of...
Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students...
Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

One of the most popular TED talks of all time, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn...
Avlin Irby

Avlin Irby

According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren’t proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we...
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback — and lays...
Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it...
Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and...
Christopher Edmin

Christopher Edmin

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthral and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a...
Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada

Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada...
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food Click on the button below to view...
Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal...
Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

  Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how...
Nadia Lopez

Nadia Lopez

Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighbourhoods in New York — because she believes in every...
Olympia Della Flora

Olympia Della Flora

To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write — we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help...
Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark...
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to...
Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for...
Taylor Mali

Taylor Mali

Ever heard the phrase “Those who can’t do, teach”? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere. Click on the button below to view the...
Astro Teller

Astro Teller

“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called,...
REC Code of Ethics

REC Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT In our profession the highest levels of ethics and professionalism are vital to establish an atmosphere of trust with clients and candidates. The IRP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is the very foundation for ethical and...
Privacy Notice Policy

Privacy Statement

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work- seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data...
The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations

The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations

About this guidance – This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the application of: • The Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (“the 2018...
Diploma in Educational Psychology

Diploma in Educational Psychology

Diploma in Educational Psychology Improve your teaching, instructional, and training methods with this free online educational psychology course, developed by Alison (a free online learning platform). This free online course in educational psychology will help...
Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators – Revised 2017 Learn effective classroom management techniques, from communication to planning skills, with this free course. Alison offers a free online Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators course that will teach you...
Effective Communication Techniques

Effective Communication Techniques

This free online Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers and Trainers course is very useful for learners who are on their way to becoming professional educators. It helps them communicate effectively with their students by teaching the most important types of...
Black Hole in Mental Health

Black Hole in Mental Health

Teresa May on the 16thJune 2019 stated the need of more resources to help children and young adult’s mental health services and that every new teacher will be trained in spotting early warning signs. Already overburdened teachers are being asked to spot signs of...
Supporting teachers who are transgender

Supporting teachers who are transgender

About time: Supporting teachers who are transgender or are about to transition. It has been over 50 years since “homosexuality” has been decriminalised; the government have issued apologies regarding its mistakes and Alan Turing is soon to be on a £50 note. Are we...
Learning about autism

Learning about autism

What is autism? Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a development disability whereby individuals have difficulties in areas such as communication, social interaction, flexible thinking and sensory processing. The prevalence: 1 in 100 of the population have a...