Q&A with Director Alex Powell

Alex started working in recruitment at Connex in April 2004 and has worked with primary, secondary and SEN schools. Read on to find out more about Alex!

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International Women’s Day: Women in Education

In September 2017 around 30,000 more women than men started on university courses (source: The Guardian). This relates to all university courses, not just teaching – but when the Department of Education released school workforce statistics back in 2015, it indicated a progressive fall in the proportion of male teachers working in Britain, with just one in five teachers being men (source: The Telegraph). This was a drop from just five years earlier, when the ratio was one in four teachers.

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Working in education recruitment: everything you need to know about Rachel!

Rachel is Connex’s Nursery Consultant for the North West! Read on to find out more about Rachel and her take on working in education recruitment.

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5 tips for NQTs just starting out

Supply is an excellent way of getting your toe in the door of lots of schools to show them what you can do.

As a newly qualified teacher, we know how eager you are to get into the classroom, and our development managers will fully support you with this. Before you step into the classroom, though, and begin your exciting new career, here are a few tips we gathered, and then some…

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9 websites with free resources

Planning your lessons can be a painstaking process.

Searching for free teaching resources can take hours. It’s not because there aren’t many websites, but it doesn’t help that every resource you want to access comes with the gruelling process of having to subscribe to each one…but where are the best places to search for free resources for teachers?

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Understanding school behaviour policy

During your first year as a teacher, you will come across many different kinds of misbehaviour. But the one thing that shouldn’t change, is the school behaviour policy.

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Dfe backtracks on baseline tests for reception pupils

Questionable baseline assessments suggested by the Department for Education to assess the abilities of four and five year-olds have been abolished.

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This formula’s no secret…

Once again, Whitehall’s finest are scratching their heads over the increasing teacher shortages in England. Indeed, the Education Select Committee has this week called for a long-term plan to address what is now commonly acknowledged by all – except government – as a crisis.

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Celebrating Top Teachers at the Warrington Guardian Schools Awards

Yesterday, the Warrington Guardian launched its first ever Schools Awards in a bid to recognise the exceptional efforts made in the education establishments across the town, and we were there to join in the celebration of some of these fantastic schools.

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