GCSE Results Day 2020

GCSE Results Day 2020

Across England and Wales, students are receiving their GCSE results today. This is the conclusion of years of work and study. However, having had exams cancelled owing to COVID-19, understandably students and their parents have bene questioning how their grades were arrived at this year and what that means for them. The Office of Qualifications […]

DfE told to consider forcing schools to take trainees

DfE told to consider forcing schools to take trainees

Last week’s Times Education Supplement article ( https://www.tes.com/news/consider-forcing-schools-take-trainees-dfe-told ) describes the government being advised to consider whether there is value in “mandating schools to play an active part” in teacher training. The article refers to a report published by the MillionPlus Deans of Education Network and National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers. It calls on the DfE to convene a “cross-sector […]

NQT without a job for September? Don’t panic!

NQT without a job for September? Don’t panic!

If you’ve completed your teacher training course, and now find yourself as an NQT without a job secured for the Autumn, we at Elementa are here to help! Usually, teachers tend to have shared any intentions to leave their job early in the Summer term – enabling schools to plan the staff they need for […]

End of the School Year!

It's the end of the School Year!

It is now officially the end of the school year – congratulations! Whilst some teachers have already enjoyed the first days of the summer holidays, many others are just reaching the finish line today! This has certainly been a very challenging time, and you may have soldiered through the final weeks, however, you should be […]

Congratulations – end of the School year!

End of School year!

Despite this being such an unusual time for all of us, we would like to offer our congratulations for making it through to the end of the school year! And for those teachers that aren’t breaking up until Wednesday, keep going – you’re almost there! It has certainly been a challenging time for teachers and […]

Last-minute School recruitment requirements?

Last-minute School recruitment requirements?

Whilst this has been a time like no other, the end of the academic year is fast approaching. If you still have vacancies for the Autumn term, don’t panic – we can help with your last-minute recruitment requirements! The Elementa team frequently source outstanding candidates for our Schools even at the very last moment. This […]

British Science Week

British Science Week 2020

  This week is British Science Week – is your school taking part? Promoted by the British Science Association, the week celebrates all sciences and their importance in our everyday lives. It provides an opportunity for people of all ages across the UK to take part in science, engineering and technology events and activities. The […]

World Book Day

World Book Day

  What are you doing to mark this year’s World Book Day? Each year the World Book Day initiative celebrates books, authors, stories and most importantly, reading. In the UK and Ireland, National Book Tokens are sent out so that children can find a book of their very own something to unlock the power of […]

Report on Teacher Shortages and Pay

Teaching Profession facing recruitment & retention challenges

  A report published today by The Education Policy Institute “Teacher shortages in England: analysis and pay options” investigates how teacher shortages and pay levels vary between schools in England. The research examines schools and subjects with the greatest teacher shortfalls, and whether schools with staffing pressures have been able to provide incentives to attract […]

NQT Employability Fair – Plymouth Marjon University

NQT Employability Fair at Plymouth Marjons University

  It was great to meet so many of you last Friday when Elementa exhibited and presented a seminar at Plymouth Marjon University’s highly successful NQT Employability Fair. Having been very well planned, the day was enthusiastically attended by many Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs). The NQT Employability Fair was very lively, which meant We were […]