Work and career

  • Your rights as a temp/agency worker

    Your rights as a temp/agency worker

    Many people sign up to be a temp or agency worker for various reasons. Quite often the appeal is the flexibility it can offer especially trying to work round children. Although this can be a great way of working what rights and benefits do agency and temp workers have? What indicates you are an agency

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    Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

    Returning to work before your maternity leave is up

    If you are returning to work before your maternity leave is up then this may not be as simple as it sounds. You’d like to think your employer will welcome you back with open arms, but it is important to remember that they will have been obliged to make commitments and arrangements to cover your

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    My child is struggling at school

    My child is struggling at school

    With the start of the new school year, now is the perfect time to get into a new homework routine. This is often an area of contention in many households, but there are ways you can support your child if they are struggling. As children settle into their new classroom and adapt to a different

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    How to motivate yourself in the morning

    Do you ever wish you had the get up and go attitude of your children? If your kids are anything like mine, they’re up and ready to explore the new day the second they wake. Parents, on the other hand, often need to hit the snooze button a few times before they’re ready to face

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    Childcrae grants

    Childcare grant

    After you’ve had children your priorities in life can change, especially regarding your choice of career. Sometimes your previous job might not be practical any longer or you could be looking to retrain in a completely new area. For those considering returning to education once you have children, the costs and availability of childcare can

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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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