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Teaching vacancies in Milton Keynes and Northampton are on the rise

​In recent years, there’s been a national shortage of teachers in the UK. Schools are also experiencing high drop-out rates, which is exasperating the problem. According to research, almost one i...

by Dunbar Education
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The difference between being a NQT and an ECT

​Teaching can be a very fulfilling career for the right professional. A teaching career offers many benefits, as well as challenges – but ultimately, you’ll be making a huge impact on young people...

by Matt Brown
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Dunbar Celebrates World Teachers’ Day and this is how you can too!

​We hope you all had a wonderful World Teachers’ Day!Did you know this year is the 27th anniversary of World Teacher’s Day?However, here at Dunbar Education, we believe every day should be ‘Teac...

by Leah Baker
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Should I take the step into an SLT role? 8 helpful points to think about...

​Every teacher’s experience is going to be different and how they made their way into the leadership world. It’s not always easy, but don’t let this put you off.Some got there through chance and ot...

by Leah Baker
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Be the Best – Why you should get involved in extracurricular activities!

​It is also a great opportunity for social experience as well as academic, for students to bond through similar interests - this is so encouraging when young people are partaking through choice.Do ...

by Leah Baker
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What does the new two-year NQT period mean for me?

​Over the years, guidance for new teachers had gradually built up, starting in 1999 with the introduction of an induction period. The latest changes are already in play in some places in the UK, an...

by Leah Baker
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Half Term - how can teachers wind down and switch off over the break? 4 helpful tips!

You’ve got through however many lockdowns.You got through all the online/remote teaching.You made it to the 8th of March 2021 and returned to some kind of ‘normality’ by returning to school and the...

by Leah Baker
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Why should outside learning become the norm? 8 thoughtful tips on how you can incorporate teaching outside!

​Have you enjoyed getting outside more over the last year in your personal life due to the pandemic?Did you find it difficult not getting outside with your class due to virtual teaching?The future ...

by Leah Baker
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Teaching Council Requirements – How you can work in the UK!

​​How do I become qualified AND relocate to the UK?​​​​One of the biggest concerns we hear from Irish trained teachers is, ‘can I complete my teaching hours in the UK?’ ‘Will my ‘NQT year’ in Engla...

by Leah Baker
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What makes a great lesson plan? 6 tips on how to build yours!

​​Whether you have been teaching for years, training, or a newly qualified teacher, it is always good to refresh your skills of lesson planning and find new and interesting ways to provide the wond...

by Leah Baker
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NQT Survival Guide – How To Combat The First Year!

​​We think teachers are heroes. That’s why Dunbar Education love working with you! We agree and know that teaching is one of the hardest jobs in the world, and not only that, one of the most respon...

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Living and Teaching in the UK – 6 reasons why you should take the opportunity!

​​Are you a teacher living overseas? Are you thinking about your next career move? Teaching in the UK could be exactly what you are looking for.​​​​Are UK schools more challenging?You may have hear...

by Leah Baker
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What is the right teaching assistant job for you?

​​Teaching assistant roles are extremely diverse. This is great news for educational staff because it means you can steer your career in the direction that you want.​​But first, you need to know wh...

by Leah Baker
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Teacher or Juggler?

​Nearly a full month complete in my new role as Head of Department. Learning on the spot, dealing with last minute changes, leading a team of 25 non specialists during a global pandemic and two vir...

by @thelifeofteaching_
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Top 6 tips on how you can manage behaviour!

​There can be a variety of reasons why pupils can begin to misbehave in lessons and it does not matter how much of an experienced teacher you are, it does not reflect on your capabilities and it...

by Leah Baker
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6 reasons why you should you use an agency!

​​We can understand that working with an agency seems like an extra added effort. You have extra people you need to communicate with, and the option is there to apply for a role directly. But what ...

by Leah Baker
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Signs to resign

​Teaching is a passion, and the people who choose to become teacher’s do so because they love what they do. They can provide and deliver their learning, knowledge, and skills to others – everyone h...

by Leah Baker
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How much notice do teachers need to give?

​​We know how committed teachers are to their roles, but after a while it is time to move on for your self-development and to shine your skills elsewhere. Handing your notice is can be daunting in ...

by Leah Baker
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Will Brexit affect your work within Education? Easy information for you!

​Brexit has confused the nation for the last few years and the different deals will cause different outcomes.If the UK leaves the European Union (EU) with a deal, it has been indicated that the rig...

by Leah Baker
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Interview Top Tips – Make the most of your virtual interviews with Dunbar

​Here at Dunbar Education, we want to be helpful in all aspects of the recruitment process. The world has had to make many changes this year and we want to make sure you feel comfortable and achiev...

by Leah Baker
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