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Teaching Hub

Tips, practical advice and resources for Teachers and Teaching Assistants

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Is Teacher Training for me? | Requirements, Courses & Qualifications

Is Teacher Training for me? | Requirements, Courses & Qualifications

Find out about available options for teacher training, and what they mean for you!

Zen Educate Content Team
19 Feb 2024
5 min read
How to Become a Teaching Assistant With No Experience

How to Become a Teaching Assistant With No Experience

Our guide to becoming a TA (Teaching Assistant) with little or no experience!

Evan Parker, Teacher
12 Feb 2024
5 min read
Teaching Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Supply Teachers

Teaching Recruitment Agencies: A Guide for Supply Teachers

A guide to working with supply teaching recruitment agencies.

Eleanor Grayson
5 Feb 2024
5 min read
Teacher Interview: 10 Questions To Prepare For

Teacher Interview: 10 Questions To Prepare For

We look at 10 questions to prepare for in a teacher interview.

Simon Taylor
31 Jan 2024
5 min read
Teaching Assistant (TA) Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

Teaching Assistant (TA) Interview Questions You Should Prepare For

Ace teaching assistant interviews with top 10 question strategies, example answers, and essential preparation tips. Get ready for interview success!

Martin Scotland
29 Jan 2024
5 min read
Key differences: Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)

Key differences: Teachers and Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)

An overview of the differences between Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs) and Teachers.

Lucille Littler
24 Jan 2024
5 min read

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For Schools

Resources to help school leaders support their staff and students

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How to build an effective anti-bullying school community

How to build an effective anti-bullying school community

To mark anti-bullying week 2023, our Safeguarding Advisor Lisa has put together 3 resource recommendations to help us fortify our school communities.

Lisa May Thornley, Safeguarding and SEN Advisor
13 Nov 2023
5 min read
10 Makaton Signs for Beginners!

10 Makaton Signs for Beginners!

Get your Makaton career started with our quick and easy guide!

Andrew King
10 Aug 2023
5 min read
Great Science Share for Schools 2023: How can you get involved?

Great Science Share for Schools 2023: How can you get involved?

The brilliant annual Great Science Share for Schools is just around the corner – here's how you can get involved!

Andrew King
22 Mar 2023
5 min read
Three reasons to have early conversations about September staff

Three reasons to have early conversations about September staff

Here are three reasons why some schools are getting ahead by advertising vacancies now to broaden their reach and secure talent for the next academic year.

Vivienne Chan
9 Feb 2023
4 minutes read
Introduction to Emotion Coaching

Introduction to Emotion Coaching

What is emotion coaching, and how could you incorporate it into your practices?

Clare Burroughs
31 Jan 2023
4 minute read read
Navigating the Transition From Deputy Head to Acting Head

Navigating the Transition From Deputy Head to Acting Head

Stepping into the top job? Read one Headteacher’s advice on how to prepare for the challenges ahead.

Primary School Headteacher
10 Jan 2023
4 min read

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Zen Updates

Insight into Zen HQ: who we are, how we work and what we stand for

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Zen: A different way to work in education

Zen: A different way to work in education

Come and work at Zen HQ!

Chloe & Grace, Talent Partners at Zen Educate
1 Oct 2023
5 min read
World Mental Health Day: Zen Employee Appreciation

World Mental Health Day: Zen Employee Appreciation

We are incredibly fortunate to work with a remarkable group of people striving to do good each day. The community built through Zen is diversely passionate about the cause that brought us all together, and one that looks out for each other along the way.

Wave and Chloe
6 Oct 2022
3 min read
Zen Educate x The Hygiene Bank for International Women’s Day

Zen Educate x The Hygiene Bank for International Women’s Day

For International Women’s Day, join us in combating hygiene poverty by supporting The Hygiene Bank, an impactful community-based charity.

Vivienne C (she/her)
7 Mar 2022
2 min read

10 with Zen

10 minute conversations with passionate school leaders about challenges and best practice

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Al and Marking: Can ChatGPT mark work? with Daisy Christodoulou

Al and Marking: Can ChatGPT mark work? with Daisy Christodoulou

Can ChatGPT mark school work? Should teachers be using AI? How good actually is it? We spoke with Daisy Christodoulou of No More Marking to investigate.

Andrew King
11 Sep 2023
1 min read
Self-regulation in the Early Years Sector with Dr. Mine Conkbayir and Rachel Buckler

Self-regulation in the Early Years Sector with Dr. Mine Conkbayir and Rachel Buckler

We speak with neuroscience author Dr. Mine Conkbayir and Early Years expert Rachel Buckler about the crucial importance of self-regulation.

Andrew King
30 Mar 2023
1 min read
Women Leaders in Education with Shanaz Hussain

Women Leaders in Education with Shanaz Hussain

Celebrate International Women's Day 2023 with insight from Headteacher and WomenEd Network Leader, Shanaz Hussain.

Andrew King
8 Mar 2023
1 min read
Modelling wellbeing as a school leader with Patrick Ottley-O'Connor

Modelling wellbeing as a school leader with Patrick Ottley-O'Connor

Headteacher Patrick Ottley-O'Connor talks wellbeing, the importance of self-care, and his pet tortoise Hurricane.

Andrew King
12 Jan 2023
1 min read
Supporting Children Through Grief Recovery

Supporting Children Through Grief Recovery

We speak with Headteacher Deborah Brown about supporting children with grief and loss.

Andrew King
17 Nov 2022
1 min read
Hope in the Early Years Crisis with LEYF's June O'Sullivan

Hope in the Early Years Crisis with LEYF's June O'Sullivan

LEYF CEO June O'Sullivan joins us to discuss the recruitment crisis currently facing Early Years education.

Andrew King
12 Sep 2022
1 min read