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When trying to make a good first impression to a potential employer you need to get through the selection process first. Curriculum vitae, otherwise known as CV can make easily sway a potential employer in their choice of eliminating you or asking you for a face to face interview. Making a good CV takes time as it should provide direct information regarding your background, skills, education and employment history. Spend […]

Harry Potter and The Cursed Child

Posted on: 28-10-2016

As many Harry Potter fans will be aware, there’s a new book out and it’s set 19 years after the last one. Of course, there is a catch, it’s not actually another book written by J.K Rowling, it’s a special rehearsal edition script produced by three individuals; J.K. Rowling (of course), John Tiffancy and Jack Thorn. The book is actually the official script for the play – that is selling […]

As some schools try to cut back on their school budgets, and many newly qualified teachers leave a training course without a permanent teaching job to go to, a number of teachers are turning to supply teaching in Canterbury to gain experience and earn money is steadily rising. But this shouldn’t necessarily be a bad thing; although supply teaching can be hard, it’s just as rewarding as regular teaching, and […]

Many of your English school teachers will have told you to read outside of school and you’ll often learn new words this way, as well as picking up writing tips without even knowing. Reading more can improve your own writing, but only if you’re writing as often as you’re reading, after all practice makes perfect. If you rarely ever write and you mainly read, you may still struggle with grammar, […]

The Goodreads App and why I love it

Posted on: 01-05-2016

The Goodreads App and why I love it The only time I ever really read books is on holiday, and I haven’t gone away for two years now! It’s that same old excuse, ‘I don’t find time’. Yet I do have time for reading news, watching TV, playing games and socialising, so why can’t I seem to fit reading into my life? I’m not entirely sure what the answer is […]

Writing a killer job application

Posted on: 01-04-2016

Writing a killer job application It’s that time of year again when people look for new roles, and we’re going to celebrate this time of the year with a post about writing a quality job application. First things first, read the application through once first with a cup of tea. It’s important to know what’s going to be asked of you before you get the ball point pen out. Once […]

Interview Prep in 2016

Posted on: 01-03-2016

Interview Prep in 2016 An invitation for an interview is usually fantastic news, but after the excitement has kicked in, it’s normal to feel slightly overwhelmed and anxious. Nowadays, with easy access to social media, there’s a good chance the interviewer knows more about you than you may think! They’re unlikely to use this material in their interviews, but you may want to be honest if they ask you about […]

Is it Time for Schools to Move Away From Hard-Copy Books? Most people have distinct memories of their school life, where they would have to spend time and energy organising what books they’ll need for the days lessons and then lugging them around the school the whole day. For the first time in human history, children are able to have the reasonable expectation that school-books are a thing of the […]

Finding the time to read

Posted on: 01-01-2016

Finding the time to read Some people say reading is dying, others say it’s simply changing form. Reading a new book used to be something exciting, something to look forward to, but nowadays it seems as though most people don’t have the time. That said, we have the time to read tweets, interact with strangers and watch 100 YouTube videos in a day! We feel that even today in this […]

6 Tips For Finding And Keeping Supply Jobs Finding supply work is becoming harder and harder by the day and most supply teachers are having much trouble landing themselves supply teaching jobs with some of them almost giving up on their profession. However, there are numerous schools that are offering supply jobs and all you have to do is look for them the best way. Below are a few tips […]