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How to reduce plastic in schools

Reducing single-use plastic in schools The government made two major announcements yesterday, one that the cost of plastic shopping bags will increase from 5p to 10p per bag in January 2020. And two, that schools are encouraged to eliminate single-use…

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How to be a good teaching assistant

What qualities make a good teaching assistant? Teaching assistants are a crucial element of our education system nowadays. They provide important support to teachers and students alike and we know first-hand how much schools value them. Whilst every school can…

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Writing a personal statement as an NQT

First of all, thanks for coming to our page about how to write a personal statement as a teacher. This is a topic which has been covered by loads of websites so we appreciate that you’re reading it here, on…

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Advice for your first year of teaching

So you’ve found your first teaching job, great! During this year there’s going to be a lot to learn. You’ll face challenges, learn lessons and be out of your comfort zone. Sounds exciting, doesn’t it?

NQT interview tips

The interview is your chance to shine but it can also be a difficult thing to prepare for. That’s why The Classroom Partnership has put together this handy guide full of NQT interview tips. Follow these and you’re on the…

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Landing your first NQT job

Becoming a teacher is one of the most exciting times in your career but it can also be nerve-racking. There’s a lot to organise, a lot to think about and importantly, quite a bit to do to ensure you find…

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Why you should always read a school’s behaviour policy

If you are heading out to a new school, the school behaviour policy should be your first port of call. Understanding how to appropriately discipline your class is the key to effective damage control when an unexpected issue occurs during…

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Teaching resources you can use when working supply

As part of our ‘make an impression’ campaign we’ve been speaking with supply teachers and education staff to get a sense of what it’s like to work as supply. We’ve heard numerous interesting stories and gained a huge insight into…

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What’s it like to work as a supply teacher?

As part of our ‘make an impression that lasts a lifetime’ campaign, we spoke with our candidates about their experiences as supply staff. The campaign is designed to celebrate great teachers, whether they’re permanent or temporary. In this update, we…

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Why I became a school governor

Stephen Emsley is a director of The Classroom Partnership and also a school governor. Here, he describes the reasons why he became a governor and what advice he has for others looking to engage more with schools. Why did you…

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