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Why Choose Our Teaching Agency?

There are many benefits of choosing to use a teaching agency when it comes to looking for your next job. Whether you’re looking for a primary or secondary teaching position in a full-time or part-time role, here at World Class Teachers, we are here to help.

We understand that job hunting, especially in the competitive teaching industry, can be stressful at times, particularly if you are searching in the vast area of London.

Our team will take all of your specifications and requirements into consideration when sourcing your teaching vacancy in London, ensuring we find you a position that ticks your boxes and you will thrive in. We have compiled a list of a few more reasons you should choose our London teaching agency during your next job hunt.

 

Utilise Our Widespread Network

Over many years, we have been placing talented candidates within a variety of schools in London, allowing us to build excellent working relationships and a range of resources to help find your next teaching role.

We work with many types of schools right across the capital that continue to trust us to supply the best talent when filling their teaching vacancies.

 

Choose a Service That’s Tailored to You

When you choose World Class Teachers to source your London teaching vacancy, our friendly team will get to know you personally, learning more about your requirements and expectations of the role.

Whether you’re a primary supply teacher looking for day by day work, or a secondary school teaching assistant on the hunt for your next permanent contract, we will work hard to find you a teaching job vacancy in London that ticks all of your boxes.

 

Save Yourself Some Time

Job hunting in any industry can be extremely time consuming and draining, especially when you’re searching within a competitive field such as teaching in London.

Our dedicated mindset will allow you to sit back and let us take care of the entire process. If you’re coming close to the end of your current contract, our attentive teaching recruitment team will be working in the background to help find your next position.

Whatever type of teaching position you’re looking for, be it in a primary or secondary school, you can continue your day to day routine whilst we source your next London teaching vacancy.

 

Support When You Need It

Our London teaching agency has an excellent support system, meaning should you need anything from our team throughout your teaching assignment, we are just a short phone call away.

If you’re starting in a brand-new school, or even in a brand-new city, the entire process can be a little overwhelming, particularly if you’re doing it off your own back.

When you work with a teaching agency, it can be beneficial to know that you have a contact to call upon should you require any additional support or guidance during your role.

 

Get in Touch

Whether you’ve come to a halt with your current teaching job hunt in London, or you’re in need of some guidance navigating the industry in a brand-new city, World Class Teachers are here to help.

Whether you’re a supply teacher, teaching assistant, or seeking full-time teaching roles, to speak to our London teaching recruitment team, please call 01932 247000 or use the online contact form to find out more.

Lesson Planning – 5 Tips to Help You Save Time

If you’ve just started out in your new teaching position, you may find that your lesson planning routine is extremely timely and consuming a lot of your downtime.

Here at World Class Teachers, as a reputable London teaching recruiter, we understand that candidates have varying lessons planning methods, some of which work more effectively than others. We believe that good teaching comes from how well you deliver your lesson and not how long you spend on it.

We have listed our 5 top tips for teachers who find they are spending too much time on lesson planning. Follow these steps and you could find yourself with hours of extra free time per week to spend however you wish!

 

  1. Make Yourself a Clear Weekly Schedule

Organisation is key when it comes to teaching, and the same goes for lesson planning.

If you’ve recently started a new primary or secondary teaching role, you may think it’s a waste of time setting aside an hour or so to create a detailed schedule, but in the long run it can be extremely beneficial.

With a detailed weekly schedule, you can plan out your entire week, working out exactly when lesson planning can be completed and any gaps in between tasks, allowing you to visualise your free time.

Having everything accounted for means you can easily reschedule tasks without anything being forgotten, which will make it easier for you to socialise without jeopardising your workload.

 

  1. Work Backwards Through Your Lesson Planning

When you have scheduled lesson planning into your routine, it is time to work out an affective method to ensure you are making best use of this time frame to reduce your chances of running into your downtime.

As teaching recruiters, we have worked with many successful candidates over the years, we have found that teachers that start at the lesson’s goal and work backwards from there don’t waste time trying to work out what the purpose of their lesson is.

Start at your lesson’s destination (the finish line) and design your lesson around reaching that point.

 

  1. Reuse and Repurpose Old Lesson Plans

It is likely that you have many old lesson plans. Whether you have taught them before in previous teaching roles or they were created during university, instead of starting new plans from scratch, make use of your previous work and repurpose old lesson plans.

Spring cleaning your old PowerPoints will make sure that all of your lesson content is up to date and personalised to your new class and school, but also save you a lot of time.

 

  1. Make Use of Interactive Resources

Whether its educational games, quizzes or videos, it goes without saying that these elements are great for engaging your class.

You may think you’ll be a ‘better teacher’ if you created these resources from scratch (which if you have time to, great!). However, if saving yourself time is one of your main objectives, there are many interactive elements out there available for you to use. If you need help finding any of these resources, contact World Class Teachers to point you in the right direction.

 

  1. Ask for Class Feedback

The best way to find out whether your lesson plans are being well-received is to simply ask, especially if you are in a new teaching position with a new class.

Whether you conduct a poll or handout a feedback form, you’ll be able to see which activities your pupils are enjoying most and keep the results in mind when you come to planning future lessons.

This will allow you to focus on lesson plans that you know are going to spark the students’ interests, meaning you won’t need to spend time on ones that won’t do as well.

 

Register Today to Browse London Teaching Vacancies

Choose World Class Teachers teaching agency in London to help you find your next teaching job. Please call 01932 247000 or use the online contact form to find out more. Alternatively, click the button below to register.

 

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Exciting News

Exciting news

After nearly 20 years of working with some of the leading educators and schools across London and the UK, the directors of World Class Teachers are ready for our next chapter.

Thank you all .

It was over 18 years ago, under the stairs in my house that World Class Teachers started. We moved on very quickly and I have had the pleasure of having some really wonderful people working to build the World Class family. It has been a fabulous journey .We have seen many changes over the years but we have managed to maintain our personal and special relationships with the most fantastic educators and schools.

But now it’s time for new chapter and I wanted to thank you all .It has been a privilege to work with you. Thank you so much for your loyalty and support over the years.

Red Box Teachers are an agency after our own heart who we have had the pleasure of working alongside for many years, as some of our World Class family will already know. We are confident that our schools and teaching candidates will find a safe new home and capable hands at Red Box and recommend them without reservation. Thank you for being a part of World Class Teachers with us; we wish you all the very best for the future.

Please follow them on https://www.facebook.com/RedBoxTeachers and contact them for work across London Dee@redboxteachers.com Hayley@redboxteachers.com or call 01932 247000

How to Understand the New GCSE Scoring System

A Guide to Understanding the New GCSE Scoring System and How it Affects Teachers

With GCSE results being released you may be concerned about how the new GCSE scoring system will affect teachers. Teachers and supply teachers in London will have to adapt their teaching approach to match the new curriculum, and marking systems will be set to change; meaning marking criteria’s will also receive a new makeover. This may be a hard transition for both students and teachers and we are already starting to see some negative side effects (such as effects on mental health), but hopefully – with time – we will see the benefits of this new scoring system.

Why this change?

30 years on from the GCSE system we’ve all grown to… understand, and now there’s quite a dramatic change – the main one being from alphabetic grading A*-G to numerical grading 9-1. What teachers in London really want to know is why.

In short, the idea behind this change in marking is to provide differentiation across students’ results – namely the top scoring students. The prediction is that fewer students will achieve grade 9 than current A* levels, with the statistics suggesting that 20% of students that gained an A-A* grade would now hold the equivalent grade 9.

How it affects teaching jobs

This will be a huge adjustment for any tutor, teacher or supply teacher and with the first results of this new system coming to fruition we can start to see the effects that it will have on classroom teaching. Some of the effects new GCSE scoring will have on teachers include:

  • Curriculum changes –

With the GCSE changes come more focus on exams and less on coursework. This obviously puts demand on both teacher and student to perform for one final exam; this could prove hard when teaching students with mixed abilities.

  • Exam factories –

This is a growing criticism amongst teachers and implies that the new system is ‘teaching to test’ by removing joy or any real wholesomeness gained from learning for its own sake.

  • Struggling students –

Morale could be low across students as it is now considerably harder to achieve the highest grades. This may mean it will become harder to motive the classroom, especially with top grades falling to its lowest since 2007.

  • New marking criteria –

Teachers will have to adjust their marking strategy to reflect the new grading system, with more focus on written communication. However, the curriculum has been said to push more creative application in the sense of thinking around the subject.

  • Differing grading systems –

Teaching in the middle of this transition means that teachers have to adapt to both the new system and the old, two different grading systems across year groups can obviously cause confusion.

  • Decline in creative subjects –

Design and Technology entries declined by 32% while media, film and TV studies dropped by 26%. This is been argued by teachers to be the result of the focus on core subjects from the new GCSE system; prioritising academic subjects leads to a decline in teaching creative subjects.

  • Confusion –

Overall, confusion from both teachers and students will be the main effect on teaching in the next few years. Without knowledge on how the system actually works teachers will find it hard to determine what will be successful, especially with no revision materials and inadequate resources; the next few years will be a process but if trust is put into this new system from tutors teachers and supply teachers, hopefully, we will start to see its benefits.

Effects on students

How the new system affects students is a different story.  Issues of mental health have come to light recently, with complaints about exam stress rising teachers have criticised the effects of such a large change in the curriculum. The new GCSEs are said to be purposefully more challenging with more content to be learned, from reports of high anxiety to panic attacks, pressure in the classroom has been amplified past usual exam stress.

Supply teaching in London

If you’re thinking of becoming a supply teacher in London and find it daunting searching for teaching jobs in London, especially considering the new GCSE syllabus, then you could benefit from the support of World Class Teachers. Our service makes finding teaching jobs in London easy, with various events and outlets to connect with other supply teachers in London you can discuss with others ways to handle the new GCSE systems.

Register and submit your CV online today to start your search. If you need any more information about our supply teaching jobs in London then please don’t hesitate to call us on 0208 579 4501. Alternatively, you can contact us online, request a call back, or email us at teach@worldclassteachers.co.uk for advice on any teaching jobs in London.

Routes into Becoming a Supply Teacher in London Today

The Best Routes into Teaching Today

In order to become a supply teacher in London, you need some level of qualification. However, the route into how you gain your qualification may not be as black and white as you think; there are many ways to achieve the appropriate skills to allow you to get your ideal teaching job. We’ve compiled the main routes into becoming a supply teacher in London today, here at World Class Teachers, we understand that different qualifications suit different people – knowing where to start may be daunting, hopefully, we can help.

Which qualification is right for me?

Here are four popular but different qualifications you can gain to become a supply teacher; you must also have attained a grade C in English and Maths at GCSE level for all of these routes, a degree level of at least 2:2 is also required for these routes, although there are other ways into becoming a supply teacher in London without attending university.

  1. QTS

This is the only qualification you will need to teach in the UK – PGCE is an additional (recommended) qualification. People tend to follow a PGCE with a QTS; many educational courses offer this as part of the curriculum. The main advantage of a QTS is that it allows you to teach in a variety of countries.

 

  1. PGCE

The Post Certificate in Education (PGCE) is the most popular university lead route into teaching. PGCE combines theory and placement to give an extensive knowledge and real-life experience in the classroom. This is available for secondary and primary teaching and can be used in conjunction with other, more specific, qualifications. The course is a year long and is relatively independent learning.

 

  1. GTP

The Graduate Teacher Programme is an employment-based teaching route, QTS is provided on this one year course and can be used in either primary or secondary teaching, normally in a single subject.  One of the main benefits of a GTP is that you receive a salary whilst gaining qualifications that lead to becoming a teacher. Getting a place may be hard as schools are reluctant to when it comes to hiring unqualified teachers, however, some institutions organise taking on GTP – this is usually a highly competitive course as it gives a true teaching experience, including a salary.

 

  1. School Direct

School Direct’s one year course allows you to be trained on the job and usually end in employment within the training school. A salary is sometimes included or students may be offered a bursary. This route leads to QTS and possibly PGCE/Masters level credits. This course is perfect for people that want to be immersed into teaching from day one.

Routes into supply teaching

Once you have attained one or more of these qualifications you are well on your way to becoming a supply teacher in London. The next few steps are considerably easier (and less time consuming) and include:

  • Finding the right agency for you (we can recommend one)

Choose a supply teaching agency in London that suits you, here at World Class Teachers, we want to make you feel comfortable and with a large variety of supply teaching jobs in London, you can guarantee just that – whilst also gaining the flexibility that supply teaching boasts.

  • Research before accepting jobs

It may seem easy to jump at the first job you are offered, however, as a new supply teacher taking caution to ensure you’re fully prepared always pays off.

  • Understand tax

It’s best to check your tax requirements before accepting any jobs.

  • Learning the lifestyle

Supply teaching in London is a brilliant lifestyle – but one you have to adapt to, unlike with other jobs your routine may not be normal.

Benefits of supply teaching in London

If you’re not already convinced here are some of the main benefits you can enjoy when you complete the route into supply teaching in London, you won’t look back!

  • Flexibility to take time off whenever you desire
  • Variety in workplaces – you won’t be getting sick of the same four walls
  • Freedom and Autonomy – enjoy the tasks of teaching without the responsibility
  • Relocation – move wherever you like and take your job with you, not the other way around

How we can help

If you’d like the learn more about supply teaching jobs in London, if you’re currently searching for a teaching job or if you want some more staff training, please don’t hesitate to get in touch by calling us on 0208 579 4501 and we can help with any supply teaching advice. Alternatively, you can contact us online, request a call back or email us at teach@worldclassteachers.co.uk for a prompt response on any enquires on supply teaching in London.