Vocational Training

thinking of a career change

Thinking of a career change

They say that acknowledging a desire for change is the first and biggest step towards achieving it. Well that’s great, but where on earth do your start when you’ve decided you want to change your career? This is not generally something you can do overnight. You need a plan. And patience. And tenacity. And a

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Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

Why are so many teachers leaving the profession

“The number of teachers who quit their jobs in English state schools rose by almost a fifth in one year, official figures suggest. Some 47,700 teachers left their jobs in the year 2010-11, up from 40,070 in 2009-10, according to Schools Minister David Laws”. Vocation Teaching is a vocation. I was a teacher myself for

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Teachers abused by pupils in school

Results from a recent survey of more than 1500 members of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) suggested that more than 50% of state school teachers faced some form of student aggression during the last school year. 45% of these cases involved physical aggression. Incredibly, the survey also revealed that 27% of teachers who

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Blogging

Blogging

Blogging is a fabulous hobby. It’s an incredible way of connecting with the entire world to communicate your message. Whether you wish to blog for personal reasons or commercial reasons, having your own space to fill as you please is extremely rewarding. How to start a blog Starting a free blog is easy. There are

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Looking for a job if you are disabled

Looking for a job if you are disabled

Not many people are lucky enough to have their dream job offered to them on a plate. It generally takes some amount of effort to find an occupation that you love. Looking for a job if you are disabled can be even more of a challenge. Whether you’re unemployed or already in work and looking

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Becoming a magistrate

If you’re looking to give something back to the community or you have a strong interest in the justice system you may wish to consider becoming one of England and Wales’ 28,000 magistrates, or a Justices of the Peace (JP) as they are also known. What is a magistrate? Magistrates are volunteers who sit in

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