How to welcome your students back to your classroom and get behaviour on track as quickly as possible
How to welcome your students back to your classroom and get behaviour on track as quickly as possible
Why you should introduce Emotion Coaching to your classroom and school
This practical guide shows you exactly how to do 10 of the most useful basic Makaton signs
Great leadership ‘cannot be reduced to a matter of technique or style’. Rather, it comes from the very identity and integrity of every individual who has chosen to take on the mantle of leadership.
Much has been written and researched about the impact of mental health issues on the teaching profession. Here we cover practical things your school can do to better support your teachers'.
Every month we pick one hardworking TA and we shout to the rooftops about them. This month it’s all about Marcela.
Flexible working is becoming more mainstream, learn how to implement it in your school and why it is so valuable for your teaching assistants.
What can be done to reduce sick leave as the colder weather arrives? We’ve gathered together some of the best simple solutions from the world of education and put them together for you below:
The summer is over, you’ve enjoyed your holiday, and it’s time to get back to teaching. The start of a new academic term may feel daunting, but following these tips will help you reduce stress and get back into the swing of things.
Worried about how to engage students after a long summer break? One of our supply teachers offers valuable insight into how she keeps students interested once the new academic year starts.
After a long summer holiday off, it can be tough to get back into teaching. Leigh shares her tips on how to re-energise yourself as a supply teacher and get back into the swing of things come the September term.
Teaching supply allows you to work in a variety of contexts. As an experienced secondary school teacher now teaching daily supply, a Zen teacher shares how they have adapted their teaching practices to be effective in a primary setting.
So many pupils today do not seem to value language subjects in the same way that they value the core subjects. As one of the biggest obstacles when it comes to teaching languages in UK schools, it is necessary for teachers to overcome this.
A supply day can be overwhelming if you're not prepared. Consider the advice of Nathanlie, a supply teacher, who shared her tips and tricks for a typical teaching day.
Navigating how to find the right supply agency for you can be an overwhelming process. It’s important to understand the differences between them and what each has to offer. Follow these guidelines to ensure that you find the best agency for you.
Explore the main benefits of supply teaching with one of Zen's best teachers, as she recalls how she became drawn to supply and how she ended up working with Zen.
Supply can offer a lot of benefits for teachers depending on personal needs and wants. Working as a supply teacher with her own business on the side, Gerrie shares some of the advantages of supply.
Mental health, stress and workload are hot topics at the moment. Many schools are raising the profile of wellbeing and making a real commitment to improving the mental health of their staff, children and the wider community.
Each SEN student will have different needs and learning habits. Whilst each child is different, there are a number of things you can do to prepare when taking on a new class with SEN requirements..
One of Zen's best teachers looks back on the earliest days of his teaching career and shares the main things that every new teacher should know.
Mary, a supply teacher with Zen, shares her personal reasons for teaching supply and sheds light on the benefits of supply work.
As an ex-Spanish teacher and talent finder at Zen Educate, Sarah offers advice on one of the hardest parts of finding a role: The trial day.
This week’s podcast recommendation features Sandy Speicher, partner and managing director of education at IDEO, with Tom from Getting Smart, breaking down what design thinking is and why it’s so important for teachers and education leaders right now.
As an experienced supply teacher to many organisations and schools, there are some vital tips to support your practice when working with volunteers, teaching assistants, mentors, higher teaching assistants and one to one support.
It's not just about the classroom; schools now expect teachers to engage in the school and show an interest in extracurricular activities. Mary, a supply teacher, shares various ways for a teacher to integrate themselves into a school community.
Congratulations! You went through a rigorous training programme overseas and are now a qualified teacher. How do you transfer your training and experience to schools in the UK?
Stress management for a teacher can be a difficult task, sometimes seemingly impossible. Whether you are in your first years of teaching or have many years of experience, stress and teaching can often go hand-in-hand. Often times as a teacher, the work doesn’t end once you leave school. Learning management strategies for dealing with anxiety and a significant workload is important not only for your mental health, but for your overall well-being both in and out of the classroom. Consider the following tips to have a little more peace of mind, remembering that the first person you should take care of is yourself.
It is a hard adjustment from classroom teacher to supply teacher. There are substantial differences to the job both within and outside the school. It is important to be prepared for these changes so that you can make the most of your experience as a supply teacher.
Coming back into supply teaching after leaving a full time teacher position after 5 years was a daunting prospect. I was familiar with the same school and the set procedures on a day to day basis. The children knew what I expected of them and were aware of the consequences of not following instructions or school rules. There are certain steps you can take to eliminate the "substitute teacher effect" and have a successful supply day.
Safeguarding refers to the processes and policies in place used to protect children from abuse, including physical, mental, neglect, and bullying. It is designed in the best interest of the child in order to promote their own health and safety. As educators, it is imperative to understand how to handle a potential crisis situation and be able to offer the right kind of help.
Last week we were thrilled to hit a milestone £500k of savings in agency fees — these savings go straight to schools and back into teacher’s pay
Charlie Taylor (former CEO of the NCTL) sat down with education specialist Tara Elie from Pivotal Education to record a podcast on integrating supply teachers.
As a follow-up to her first interview, we sat down with Sarah from our Teacher Success Team. Read our conversation about her experience teaching Spanish at secondary state schools in Birmingham and London.
We are very happy to announce that we have joined the Hounslow Education Partnership as an accredited supplier.
One school that has ensured literacy and reading is widely encouraged is Devonshire Hill Primary in Tottenham and Zen Educate agreed to join in the fun on World Book Day and visited Devonshire Hill Primary School to hand out some prizes
We sat down with education expert Dr. Hilary Macaulay to discuss the teacher recruitment and retention crisis facing UK schools in 2019.
Get to know the Zen team a little better with our new article series. This week we sat down with the lovely Sarah.
Stepping into the top job? Read one headteacher’s advice on how to prepare for the challenges ahead.
An overview of Tom Bennett’s relatable, humorous and no-nonsense guide to behaviour management.
See how the Department for Education intends to support teachers entering the profession and assist those already established in their career.
Ever decided to take the leap before realising you don’t quite feel prepared for what’s to come? Read Zen’s guidelines for how to find a new role that suits you.
How to tackle teacher recruitment and retention when also working to improve your school’s OFSTED score.
We asked our teachers and TAs what drew them to supply work. The results may surprise you.
New to supply work? An experienced supply teacher shares her top tips for having a great day.
Changing jobs may be an easy decision for some. For others, it may cause more stress than excitement. If that’s the case, here are some things to consider before making your choice.
Here at Zen, we're revolutionising supply teaching. Don’t just take our word for it. Here’s what one of our teachers had to say about her experience with us.
Supply teaching brings with it a number of new, exciting experiences. If you find yourself having to cover an unknown subject, there are certain things you can do to prepare.
Saving schools money is what we’re all about, and we have helped schools across Greater London save vital resources on supply staff. We want to do as much as we can for schools all across the UK, however, which is why we are excited to announce our expansion to Manchester!
Managing disruptive behaviour in a class where the students do not know you may seem like a daunting prospect. Read ahead for some valuable tips that will boost your confidence when working with a new class.
Teaching children in Key Stage 2 can be quite the challenge. One of our experienced teachers shared their top tips to improve your experience and boost your confidence.
Starting out as a teacher after working as an HLTA can feel like quite a leap. One maths teacher shares their advice when making the transition with a PGCE.
With cuts to education and healthcare a distressing reality, the challenges faced by SEND students and their teachers are increasing. One secondary school teacher’s experiences shed light on the necessity of proper funding for SEND students.
Zen Educate is on a mission to challenge the traditional agencies that provide poor value to schools.
A well-resourced PE department can make a world of difference to your students. Save up to £16,500 a year to reinvest in your school, via our technology-based approach to supply.
Vulnerable children are often those left most at risk by constant funding cuts, and high agency fees merely exacerbate this issue.
If we want NQTs to last in the profession, it's important to consider what they need from their schools and how we can support them through the challenges ahead.
Marking work as a supply teacher can be difficult, but it doesn't have to take hours. One of our teachers has shared her top tips to help you mark efficiently after a day of supply.
New to teaching in the UK? Here is one teacher's advice to help you find your feet.
Read one teacher's advice on how to support supply staff and ensure both they and your students benefit from their time together.
Moving to teach in the UK? Here's how to make the transition as smooth as possible.