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Monthly Archives: November 2013

21 
Nov

How to write the perfect CV

Your CV may be your first contact with potential employers, and yet the importance of getting the content and presentation right is often overlooked by jobseekers.  Internet advice on how to write the perfect CV abounds, but the following links may prove more useful than most:

http://www.theguardian.com/culture-professionals-network/culture-professionals-blog/2012/mar/15/cv-tips-first-arts-job

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15573447

Here at Key Stage Teacher Supply, we receive a large volume of CVs every week, and they do vary in quality. Particular no-nos are wacky design features such as borders and clip art, photographs (not really appropriate for 99.9% of jobs), and unclear dates/locations of previous employment.  On the other hand, clearly presented and well-written CVs always get full consideration. Its always worth taking the time to proof read the CV yourself, and also to get a friend to read it and point out any ambiguities or mistakes.

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Published Date: 21st November 2013
Category: Key Stage Supply


 

14 
Nov

Christmas Is Coming!

Many of our local schools are getting ready for Christmas with plenty of fun and festive events to get us all in the Christmas spirit.

Norden High School is holding the following events:

Countdown to Christmas’ on Thursday 28 November from 3.30pm – 7.00pm at Primetime Community Centre, Norden High School, Rishton.  Clothing and gift stalls of local small traders with some unique Christmas ideas.  Free entrance.

 

Christmas Fayre on Thursday 12 December in the school hall from 4.00pm – 6.00pm. Lots of stalls and games, a Christmas Grotto and a Christmas Café. Entry is 50p per person or £1 per family

 

So don’t miss out and keep reading the Key Stage Teacher Supply Blog and Facebook pages for other forthcoming school events. And don’t forget to get in touch with us  if you have an event you would like others to know about.  Please support the schools in your local area.

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Published Date: 14th November 2013
Category: Events and Conferences


 

13 
Nov

An Invitation to the launch of Young Carers Memorandum of Understanding

After finishing a busy day in the  branch organising our schools, teachers and support staff, Ben Melling, our Senior Consultant in Chorley, then goes and dedicates his time in the evenings supporting the young carers within Blackburn with Darwen.

‘The aim of the support is to let our young carers be ‘children’ just for a few hours and for them to have some time for themselves with their peers.  It is such a rewarding role working with a group of such dedicated and inspiring young adults. says Ben.

On Wednesday 20th November 2013 Child Action North West  are launching ‘Young Carers Memorandum of Understanding’.

The aim of the event is to raise awareness of the ‘Memorandum of Understanding’ and to raise awareness of the issues that young carers face.

This ‘not to be missed’ event will include:

  • The official launch of the Memorandum of Understanding
  • Information about being a young carer and the opportunity to have Q and A with the young carers themselves.
  • A fantastic performance from the young carers.
  • Pie and peas supper

Please come along and give your support to a very special group of young carers.

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Time 5.30pm – 7.30 pm

Venue Darwen Aldridge Community Academy Suddell Road Darwen.

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Published Date: 13th November 2013
Category: News & Events


 

08 
Nov

P.E Teachers needed in the Chester area

Key Stage Teacher Supply are looking for enthusiastic, reliable, experienced PE teachers in the Chester area.

Come and join our busy team of supply teachers, and we will offer you:

  • Professional, supportive service – we really do listen to your needs!
  • A competitive daily rate
  • Short and Long Term placements
  • Day to day cover, offering you the flexibility to control your work-life balance
  • Commitment to your CPD

If you are looking for supply work and would love the opportunity to work in some of our schools, give the office a call on 01925 594494 for an immediate registration appointment.

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Published Date: 8th November 2013
Category: Warrington Branch


 

08 
Nov

Secondary Maths and/or English Teachers

Key Stage Teacher Supply is a leading provider of supply teachers across the North West and are looking to register Secondary Maths & English teachers in the St Helens area.

If you have a proven track record of outstanding practice and raising attainment within this subject area come and join our busy team of supply teachers, and we will offer you:

  • Professional, supportive service – we really do listen to your needs!
  • A competitive daily rate
  • Short and Long Term placements
  • Day to day cover, offering you the flexibility to control your work-life balance
  • Commitment to your CPD

If you are a Science Teacher with the skills to motivate, inspire and help children flourish, Key Stage Teacher Supply would like to hear from you.

Apply online, or call Linda on 01925 594494.

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Published Date: 8th November 2013
Category: Key Stage Supply, Warrington Branch


 

08 
Nov

Secondary Teachers – Northwich, Crewe area

Key Stage Teacher Supply are looking for secondary teachers who specialise in all subjects to join our busy team  of supply staff in the Warrington branch. We are ideally looking to register candidates who live within the CW4 & CW6 area to support our schools in the Crewe/Cheshire area.

We need enthusiastic and reliable individuals who are ready and willing to commit to long term bookings and also be open to last minute/day to day supply cover.

As we are approaching our busiest time of the year, you will need to be available for immediate interview. To book your registration now call Linda on 01925 594494.

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Published Date: 8th November 2013
Category: General, Key Stage Supply, Supply Teaching, Warrington Branch


 

08 
Nov

Secondary Science Warrington

Key Stage Teacher Supply Warrington are looking for Science specialists to work with our secondary schools in the Warrington area, working with 11 – 19 year olds.

We need enthusiastic and reliable individuals who are ready and willing to commit to long term bookings and also be open to last minute/day to day supply cover.

As we are approaching our busiest time of the year, you will need to be available for immediate interview. To book your registration now call Linda on 01925 594494.

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Published Date: 8th November 2013
Category: Key Stage Supply, Warrington Branch


 

05 
Nov

Changes to GCSE grading get the go ahead

The system of grading GCSE results in England is set to change. 

In a move designed to make it easier for universities and employers to select the brightest pupils, the current A* to G grade pass system will be replaced by a one to nine grading system – with nine being the top grade.  With 40% of children achieving an A or A* at present in some subjects, the introduction of one extra grade boundary will allow for greater differentiation a the top end. It is thought that the greater number of possible grades will also alleviate the ‘grade bunching’ that occurs in some subjects – where the vast majority of children attain a B, C or D.  The changes will come into effect from September 2015, when students will first be taught English Language, English Literature and Maths to the new structure – and therefore it will be first examined in summer 2017. Other subjects will follow a year later. 

This change – which will only apply to England, not Wales and Northern Ireland – is one of a number of reforms announced by Ofqual.  These include the scrapping of two-tier papers in all subjects except Maths, the end of coursework for English Language and the end of modular examinations in most subjects.  This means that most subjects will be examined at the end of the two year course.

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Published Date: 5th November 2013
Category: News & Events


 

05 
Nov

Launch of Key Stage Teacher Supply new website

To celebrate our 13 years of business, Key Stage Teacher Supply has launched its  new website. Please take a look at our latest vacancies and also pass on any comments to what you think of it.

 

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Published Date: 5th November 2013
Category: Key Stage Supply