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Nursery Qualifications Explained

Nursery Qualifications Explained

Considering a career working as a Nursery Practitioner? Wondering what nursery qualifications are required?  Here’s some helpful advice on the qualifications and training that will put you in good stead to secure your dream nursery job. First off, it must be said that you do not require any qualifications to work as a Nursery Assistant.…
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children’s mental health training

Free online children’s mental health training for UK Qualified Teachers

If the current global pandemic has taught us anything, it’s that children’s mental health is important. That’s why Place To Be has launched free online children’s mental health training for UK Qualified Teachers! This online training is aimed at enhancing educators’ understanding of children’s mental health and introduces approaches that foster positive wellbeing in schools and communities. The…
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Supporting Children to become Independent Learners

Dyslexia Consultant shares tips for Supporting Children to become Independent Learners

Support Children to become Independent Learners, Written by Anna Frendo, a former Senco, and Dyslexia Consultant at Dyslexia Inspire. When children find aspects of learning difficult, they need additional support. The level of support they need should change over time as they are taught new skills and strategies that they can use independently. Providing the…
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Covid-19 has impacted the role of a music teacher

How Covid-19 impacted the role of a music teacher

We caught up with a Lambeth music teacher to find out how Covid-19 has impacted her career. Teaching online, wearing masks and ensuring class bubbles don’t mix. That pretty much sums up how Covid-19 impacted music (and most) teachers in 2020. There’s no doubting it, Covid-19 really shook the education industry and has impacted the teaching…
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SENCO Forum rapidly grows to over 2200 members

Senco Forum – Your go-to 2021 SEN Support Community

By David Dos Santos, Co-Founder @ The Supply Room The role of a SENCO and SEN Teacher is extremely challenging at the best of times. The year, 2020 added stress, uncertainty and disruption to schools in a way that not even the most experienced SENCO was prepared for. All those who work in education, as…
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Free Teacher Training Sessions for GCSE/ A-Level Spanish and Portuguese

Free Teacher GCSE/ A-Level Spanish and Portuguese Lessons

The Department for Education (DfE) has again given the Lambeth Teaching Schools Alliance funding to run five free teacher training sessions for GCSE/ A-Level Spanish and Portuguese. Sarah Botchway, Associate Headteacher of Vauxhall Primary School, recently approached The Supply Room with the fantastic news for Secondary teachers. This fully-funded training will be delivered online over five…
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How to Prepare for a Nursery Interview

Nursery Interview Tips: How to Prepare for a Nursery Interview

Researching nursery Interview Tips? Preparing for an interview can be a nerve-wracking experience; from deciding what to wear to where to park, and that’s all before you’ve even prepared what to say! As the old saying goes, “fail to prepare, prepare to fail”, and this has never rung truer than in an interview situation. Decide…
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Speech and Language Assistant Jobs

Aspiring Speech and Language Therapists for Schools

Our team at The Supply Room often support schools recruiting for Speech and Language Assistant Jobs. This post delves into the reason you may be a suitable applicant, regardless of your qualifications or experience. Roles we recruit for often call on applicants to support pupils with difficulties such as using full sentences, word pronunciation, making…
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Bristol's newest teaching agency

Teaching Agency in Bristol

The Supply Room opened its doors in March 2017 and rapidly grew into a team of 20 education recruitment consultants. In July 2020, we opened our Bristol branch and given that our co-founder grew up there, it already feels like home. In fact, it was in Bristol that Joe Birchenall first walked into a Bristol…
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Supporting SEMH in the Classroom

Supporting SEMH in the Classroom

Even the most experienced SENCO or Headteacher in the UK would agree that supporting SEMH (Social, Emotional and Mental Health) in the classroom is highly challenging. This becomes even more challenging when a child has SEMH and ADHD. In an SEN school, the challenge is often that a class has several children with either of…
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