The Supply Room Blog

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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Covid 19 Advice for Toddlers from a Toddler

“Don’t sneeze and cough on your friends!” This is the advice from a South African toddler to others her age. The adorable message, shared by Blissful Babyness The Village, has a few tips for kids to remember when it comes to Coronavirus. Watch the video below! Wash your hands. Don’t sneeze and cough on your…
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Supply Teachers & Support Staff during COVID-19 closures

Support Teachers and Support Staff during Covid-19

Supply teachers and support staff across the United Kingdom need your support to secure government pay during the Coronavirus/ COVID-19 mandatory school closures. A petition, which requires 10 000 signatures to garner a response from the UK government, was established and can be signed here. Another petition, for zero hours contract workers has also been…
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Teachers recommend free SEND online training on SENCO Forum

Teachers Recommend Free SEND Online Training

Want to develop your own SEND online training during this Coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic? We spotted a thread in our free online SENCO community that provides so much value, we thought we’d share it with you all. You’ll need to sign up for a free account to access the thread, but it’s updated constantly with teacher…
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