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2nd December 2019 - - 0 comments
5 Tips for Working in Nurseries

Working in a nursery can be a very challenging job but it is important that in that environment and around the little ones you know how to work effectively. Here are 5 quick tips to help you become the best nursery worker you can be.

28th November 2019 - - 0 comments
The role of an exam invigilator

Considering exam invigiluation but not sure what is required? We have the answers you've been looking for.

24th November 2019 - - 0 comments
The best places for a school trip in Coventry

Our Coventry Education Recruitment Consultant, Gavin, has been spending a lot of time in Coventry recently, registering teachers and teaching assistants and meeting with schools. During his downtime, he’s been spending some time exploring the lovely city of Coventry and finding out what it has to offer. What he discovered are some really fantastic places that would be perfect for school trips or even a fun family day out. 

19th November 2019 - - 0 comments
Registering with Smile - we will come to you!

Planning on registering with our teaching agency, but can’t make it to our offices? Don’t worry - we’ll come to you. 

15th November 2019 - - 0 comments
A day in the life of a support worker

Have you ever wondered what a day in the life of a support worker is like? Well, wonder no longer. 

14th November 2019 - - 0 comments
A day in the life of Smile NQT James

Ever wondered what life is like for an NQT? James tells all.

4th November 2019 - - 0 comments
School support staff - the unsung heroes of education

A shout out to all the caretakers, cleaners, administrators, IT technicians, subject technicians and exam invigilators out there who make our schools better places.

22nd October 2019 - - 0 comments
Could you be a cover supervisor?

Everything you need to know about the role of a cover supervisor.

11th October 2019 - - 0 comments
Our NQT Survival Guide

One in seven NQTs who had qualified in 2017 had dropped out by the following year. To help reduce this number, here are some survival tips to pass on to your NQTs to ensure that they make it through the year in one piece!

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
Top revision tips to teach your students

No one really likes revising but it is essential for exam success. However, it doesn’t have to be all doom and gloom, in fact, there are ways for you to make revising more interesting and fun. Here are our top revision tips we think that your students should know.

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
How to become a great Science Teacher

Science is complex and at times can be confusing. So, in order for students to retain the information you are teaching, we advise that you make lessons as engaging and hands-on as possible. Doing so will help you bring the subject matter to life and ensure that they remember all about energy or cell biology or whatever you might be teaching!

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
What is the difference between primary and secondary teaching?

Teaching is a great and rewarding career where you will have the opportunity to touch the lives of many young people. The biggest decision you have to make, however, is whether you would like to be a primary or secondary teacher, as while they may look similar on paper, in reality, they are very different.

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
5 ways to become an even better English Teacher

As an English Teacher, you have a pretty important job as you are the person responsible for teaching children to not only read and write but to learn from their peers and have challenging conversations.

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
Tips for new teachers

Doing a teaching degree and set to graduate soon? We bet we can guess that you are feeling a little nervous. Not to worry though, that’s completely normal - we’ve all had first-day jitters!

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
Common NQT problems and how to solve them

Your NQT year will be full of new experiences. While some of them will be good, others might be more of a challenge. For example, you’ll get to witness children grasping a complex idea as a result of your teaching. On the other hand, you’ll also be confronted by some, at times, hairpulling (maybe literally) situations. But don’t panic, we have some advice on how to deal with them.

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
Your NQT Induction - What to Expect

Your QTS is in the bag and all that stands between you and your full qualification is your NQT induction. So, what’s in store?

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
7 ways to support EAL learning in primary

As a teacher, it is important to sometimes place yourself in the students of your students. For example, imagine you are given a task to complete, only to find that it’s been written in Egyptian hieroglyphics that you cannot understand. It’s likely that your confusion would quickly turn to frustration and then to disinterest. Not a nice feeling, right?

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments

We are very proud to work with some fantastic special educational needs schools and residential homes across the West Midlands, as well as some amazing SEN teachers and support staff. We understand that working with children with special needs can at times be challenging but know that ultimately it’s very rewarding.

12th August 2019 - - 0 comments
10 Tips for New Teaching Assistants

Taking on a Teaching Assistant role is a great way of getting first-hand classroom experience before you embark on a PGCE. To help rid you of any first day nerves, we’ve put together a list of helpful tips to help prepare you for life in the classroom.

 

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