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Keeping up with our team as we expand Aquinas internationally and the UK homeland. We have many exciting things to introduce including new recruiting tools and general news for our candidate's and school's.

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Santa came early for Black Friday schools promotion!

: December 14, 2018 12:47 pm s Leave your thoughts

As part of the Aquinas Education Black Friday promotion our staff were out and about delivering early Christmas gifts this week. The offer stated that any schools that booked two or more days supply would receive a free mountain bike to give away. As you can imagine there was a great uptake and we delivered a total of 7 bikes to different schools across the London area! This is another example of how Aquinas Education goes that extra mile in helping schools and teachers give the very best to students. What does your supply agency do? Get in touch with one of the Aquinas Team today and find out more about the offers and promotions we have throughout the year.

Sam at West Green School and Krishna at St. John Evangelist delivering mountain bikes as part of the Black Friday promotion.

 

What do you need to teach in the UK?

: December 6, 2018 3:12 pm s Leave your thoughts

It’s becoming more and more common these days for fully qualified teachers or teaching assistants, to take their skills abroad and teach in a foreign country. And at the moment it seems that England is the hottest destination for teachers wanting to relocate to. Teachers from Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada are all flocking to the UK to get supply teaching jobs in order to subsidise their desire to travel during the holidays. Although this seems pretty easy to do, there are a few things that you need to ensure you have in place before packing up and leaving home.

Here’s our top 5 tips for coming to teach in the UK:

  1. Register with Aquinas Education – This is your first step to teaching in the UK! By registering with a supply teaching agency like Aquinas, you can be kept updated with the latest vacancies and guided through everything you need to start your dream job.
  2. Arrange your Visa – In order to live and work in the UK you will need to have a valid visa or work permit. If you have British ancestry, then you may not require a visa. You can find out more about applying for a visa by visiting the gov.uk
  3. Do your research– Life is very different in a new country so its important that you know what you’re getting yourself into. Researching where you’d like to work, cost of living and salary expectations are all things that your Aquinas consultant will be able to help you with.
  4. Prepare for interviews – Just like applying for any job, it’s important that you prepare adequately for any interviews. Finding out about the school you’re applying to, their values and teaching approach will help you understand more about the school and the role you’re applying for.
  5. Make Friends – You won’t be the only teacher moving to a new country so finding other people in the same situation is always good. You’ll find plenty of groups on Social Media and places like LinkedIn so be brave and reach out and make new friends.

Find out more about teaching in the UK by clicking here

Aquinas Education sponsor the Transform Trust Christmas Festival

: December 3, 2018 2:24 pm s Leave your thoughts

As Christmas fast approaches, it was the turn of The Transform Trust to get into the festive spirit by holding their Christmas Festival at the Albert Hall in Nottingham and Aquinas Education were there to lend a helping hand as sponsor.

Aquinas Education have worked with the multi-school trust for several years now in supplying temporary and permanent teaching staff to schools across the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire areas.

The Aquinas team were there to help out with organisation and ensuring everything went smoothly as children and parents all gathered to celebrate a great year and preparing for the Christmas break. There was a mixture of different performances where various schools within the trust were able to demonstrate their own interpretation of Christmas. Jacob Brandon, Primary Client Manager for Aquinas said ” We love attending these events and supporting schools and academies in celebrating the past year. Everyone really got into the Christmas spirit and everyone seemed to have a great time. I’m certainly feeling more Christmassy after the festival!”

If your school is looking for help or support with an event or you are interested in speaking to Aquinas Education about your supply needs, get int ouch with one of the team by calling 0115 9244 788

Sheku Kanneh-Mason makes special appearance at The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, Hammersmith.

: November 14, 2018 1:32 pm s Leave your thoughts

World renowned cellist, Sheku Kanneh-Mason held an intimate performance at a Hammersmith Primary School on Monday 12thNovember as part of event organised by Aquinas Education.

The event held at The Good Shepherd Catholic Primary School, saw musicians from five local Primary schools given the opportunity to play alongside Sheku as well as ask the 2016 Young Musician of the Year about how it feels to be regarded as one of the best classical musicians in the World.

Head Teacher of The Good Shepherd, Imogen Lavelle said, “We were so excited when Aquinas Education contacted us to say that Sheku would be performing at our school. It was such an amazing opportunity for the children to see a world famous musician perform and also to perform for him. It’s certainly something we won’t ever forget!”

Aquinas Education have been working tirelessly across Greater London to tackle increasing cases of bullying and truancy by using high profile role-models to share their own experiences. Sam Leggitt, Branch Manager of Aquinas Education London said “We love working with local schools and trying to inspire young people through these sort of events. Sheku is the perfect example of what can be achieved through hard work and dedication. Everyone that saw his performance will agree how incredibly talented yet humble he is for such a superstar. Hopefully, we’ll be holding more events with Sheku in other schools so they can also experience his amazing talent first hand”

Ferry Lane Primary

: February 28, 2017 5:58 pm s Leave your thoughts

Ferry Lane Primary School in London had a different assembly today as they had a visit from us at The Aquinas Foundation. we presented an assembly focusing on Attendance and Punctuality in school. 3 pupils from year 6 had created a fantastic presentation all about attendance which they had put together in their break times. It was great to see the students being so enthusiastic about going to school and the importance of learning.

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We launched an attendance project which will run from now until the end of the Easter Term. Whichever class achieves the best attendance up until then will win a prize of a professional dance teacher coming in to school to teach a street dance class as well as a Dominoes Pizza delivery for the whole class!

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This went down very well with the children who were all very excited in the assembly, we will be looking forward to see whether this improves the attendance and punctuality.

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