Resources to help school leaders support their staff and students
The brilliant annual Great Science Share for Schools is just around the corner – here's how you can get involved!
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.
What is emotion coaching, and how could you incorporate it into your practices?
Stepping into the top job? Read one Headteacher’s advice on how to prepare for the challenges ahead.
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.
Dr Kristy Turner offers a unique insight into supporting STEM students, from her professional Chemistry teaching and lecturing experience in both school and university. She outlines challenges and raises questions for school leaders supporting learners with their journey into higher education.
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.
We've listened to feedback from school leaders to design this simple, helpful and intuitive new feature.
In light of the updated SEND and AP green paper, we invited 4 expert guests to help explore the future of inclusion.
As part of our Wellbeing January, we hosted our I’m Shattered! webinar, exploring professional wellbeing support for school leaders.
Earlier in December, we hosted our Outstanding Curricula webinar in collaboration with Cornerstones Education. Here is a summary of some of the points made by our panel.
Earlier in October, Zen Educate hosted our Education Recovery: what you need to know & how to get involved webinar, looking to answer school leaders’ questions about the Department for Education’s newest education recovery package, how it works and what it means for schools.
In June, the Department for Education announced its £1.4 billion recovery package to help schools catch up students’ learning after the knock-on effects of the pandemic. As this funding is a combination of different schemes, we wanted to summarise and demystify the structure!
We are pleased to announce that Zen Educate is an Approved Tuition Partner of the National Tutoring Programme (NTP) for the 2021/22 academic year!
The Zen Educate team are thrilled to announce that we’ve reached another milestone!
Some key insights from our webinar hosted in collaboration with Cornerstones Education. We explored sensible approaches to supporting effective catch up and discussed how we can ensure all children’s needs are met.
We recently hosted a webinar based around COVID catch-up funding, as we’re keen to explore what we’re all learning about children’s current needs following 18 months of disrupted education.
Earlier this month, we hosted our Behaviour for Learning webinar, intending to shed light on the research behind best practices for behaviour management in the classroom.
On Tuesday 27th April, we hosted our What Really Works With Staff Wellbeing? webinar to find out how school leaders can support staff wellbeing.
On the 2nd of March 2021, Zen Educate hosted a webinar on Effective Children's Safeguarding During Covid-19. Here is a summary of some of the insights given by our expert panel.
Some key insights from our Catch Up Funding - How to Use it Effectively webinar from the 3rd February 2021.
In light of the pandemic and its affects on mental health, Zen Educate hosted a Towards Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing webinar. Read our summary of the topics discussed.
A series of 10-minute podcasts exploring education sector issues and topics
Earlier this week, Zen Educate hosted a joint webinar with Prestolee Multi-Academy Trust, discussing the ECF (Early Career Framework) and how to develop effective career development for Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs).
Having a strong friendship group can be a huge factor in protecting children against bullying. As part of Anti-Bullying Week 2020, Zen’s SEN lead, Olivia, suggests some ways TAs can help support children with SEND.
Supporting diversity in teaching and school leadership positions is a challenge for the education sector, but also an opportunity to deliver better representation for children in schools. In our webinar, we welcomed three passionate leaders to share valuable insight into inclusive education recruitment practices.
Help your school systematically reduce unconscious bias from recruitment and supply decisions with our new Anonymise feature.
An insight into how schools can effectively handle Daily Supply needs as they re-open
This article outlines some of the key insights shared by three school leaders during our webinar on remote interviewing.
Lynne Bianchi, of The Great Science Share for Schools, shares how you can get involved with your teachers and students in an interview with Helen Woodward.
This the third and final part of a series of posts that Janet Green, Forest School Practitioner, has delivered on the benefits of Outdoor Learning.
Easter is just around the corner and while schools are closed and people are indoors, there are many creative ways to be engaged and have fun whilst learning outdoors.
At Zen we’ve been talking with Janet Green, Forest School Practitioner, and this is the first of a series of posts exploring outdoor learning and play
4 free resources for both teachers and parents to help students learn while schools are closed
The Principal of British International School of Tbilisi, shares the struggles, opportunities and silver lining of remote learning in an interview with Helen Woodward, Zen Educate Adviser.
Whilst the current COVID-19 crisis is putting everyone's life in a period of uncertainty - no one is facing as much unrest as the key workers across the world and the families they support. With a lot of schools remaining open to support the children of these key workers it is important to ask: Will COVID-19 change how we view the classroom? Outdoor learning seems like a prime example of exactly what this change might look like.
We’ve compiled a list of advice on how to help children with Special Needs, specifically around Autism and ADHD, for supply staff coming into a classroom.
From now on, the pressure to get ahead of the recruitment process for the next academic year will only become more imperative.
Losing and replacing a high-quality TA can be expensive, time-consuming and risky for your classroom. These three questions will help.
This practical guide shows you exactly how to do 10 of the most useful basic Makaton signs
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:
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.
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.
See how the Department for Education intends to support teachers entering the profession and assist those already established in their career.
How to tackle teacher recruitment and retention when also working to improve your school’s OFSTED score.
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.
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.