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Impact Teachers: Not just a recruitment agency

One of the daily questions I get as a consultant at Impact is ‘what makes you stand out from the rest?’ Of course I speak about our bonuses and our unique care service and all things related to pay. What is left to the wayside is the biggest part of what makes Impact who we…

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Just Do Your Best

I spent about 10 years teaching in London schools, first as a Religious Education Teacher, then for the most part as Head of Drama – Drama being the subject I’m most passionate about. In this time I’ve taught in a real range of schools for private independent prep schools to tough challenging high schools. At times…

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Shaking things up

Teachers’ checklist: New Class timetable sussed (non-contact hour period 1 on Monday and period 6 on Friday – winning!) Class lists sorted (Best students ever! Easy!) First Topic Unit Plans ready to go (modified and checked from last year) Form Class Welcome Day Schedule organised (Year 13s – easy – Head Girl is my class…

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Before the cookie crumbles

YYZ to LHR – Been there, done that! When people ask me, “Why London,” I simply say, “why not?!” Since I was a child I knew that Toronto life was not for me and I would someday move to Europe! I have always been an introverted person – my dreams and ideas have always been…

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The infinite influence of teachers

Let me set the scene. Its January 2012, I have been a qualified teacher for a month. I’m 22, I have the world at my feet, a burning desire to travel and no idea what I’m going to or how I am going to do it. Fast forward two months to the day I landed…

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NZ to the UK

Back in 2011 I decided to make a significant change in my life and travelled to the UK in the search of work and travel. I was fortunate enough to get a good teaching job in New Zealand straight out of University. I spent 4 years in that role and could not have asked for…

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Making an impact in New Delhi

Finally the day had come for our Overseas Teacher Training programme to commence. Our programme participants landed in New Delhi on 13 February and spent the next seven days having an experience of a lifetime! The trip began with a personal tour of New Delhi visiting temples, markets and riding the local trains. After a bit of…

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Taking Assembly

For your solo performance plan your opening line and start by asking a few questions to get the pupils interested. Practice and time it to get it right. Learn the script or hold a prompt sheet with a few key words if you find it difficult to remember each detail. Prepare a few visuals and plan a final line…

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Working with Teaching Assistants

Communication – Be clear and specific Don’t assume that your TA knows what you want them to do. Think about how you would feel walking into a lesson and being left to try and decipher who to support , what to support – all the time trying to listen yourself to the teaching segment. It’s…

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