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An Easy Guide to Children's Yoga

Beckie, founder of Bhumi Yoga and supply teacher with 20 years of school experience, shares yoga-inspired activities which help with behaviour management.

Supply Guides

Practical advice, written by teachers for teachers See all

An Easy Guide to Children's Yoga

Beckie, founder of Bhumi Yoga and supply teacher with 20 years of school experience, shares yoga-inspired activities which help with behaviour management.

Staying active in lockdown

Are you finding time for fitness right now? The Zen team has lockdown fitness ideas to share with teachers and anyone working remotely.

Five books to promote friendships, inclusivity and understanding of SEND

It’s Anti-Bullying Week, which is a great opportunity to emphasise the collective responsibility of students to end bullying and respect each other. With powerful illustrations and encouraging messages, picture books are an ideal way to help children understand and celebrate their differences.

Why Teach Supply

What to consider if you're thinking about a new role See all

What is Makaton?

Who uses Makaton, how can I learn it, and how can I introduce it in my classroom?

How and Why I Got Into Supply Teaching in London

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.

The Advantages of Becoming a Supply Teacher

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.

For schools

Helping schools overcome obstacles and provide for their staff and students See all

Teacher Training Through a Pandemic with Rob Caudwell - 10 with Zen Episode 3

For this episode, Helen Woodward talks with Rob Caudwell, Leader of Oasis Innovation Teaching School and Co-founder of Penrose Education. Rob touches on the learning that’s informed his decisions on teacher training since COVID-19 began, as well as supporting ITT trainees, assessing trainees as they teach online, and why schools “need mentors now more than ever”.

Inclusion, Not Exclusion with Angela Holdsworth - 10 with Zen Episode 2!

For this episode, Helen chatted with Angela Holdsworth. As well as being CEO of the Seaview Trust in North West England, Angela is a Regional Special Educational Needs & Disabilities Leader for nasen (National Association for Special Educational Needs), and a Teaching Schools Council Regional Representative. Available now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts and more.

Zen updates

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

Standing up to racism

At Zen Educate, we stand united in the efforts to challenge racial injustice in all forms.

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