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Wales Needs 50,000 New Teachers! 20/03/18

A recent research report revealed that Welsh schools are incredibly understaffed, with various calls made for more people to join the teaching and education sector. Conducted by Careers Wales, the research detailed various shortfalls, claiming that Wales will need tens of thousands of new teachers in the next seven years in order to flourish.  Whilst one in ten Welsh adults are employed in the sector, to cater to demand, Wales is in need of 50,000 new teachers by 2024.

Choosing a Teaching Agency: A How-To Guide 15/03/18

Whether you are a NQT looking to make your first steps in the world of teaching, or an experienced teacher wanting to take your career in a new direction, choosing the right agency can prove to be a real task. Below, we at Affinity Education have compiled a few tips; ones that will help you find the perfect agency aligned with your career goals.


Whether you are a NQT looking to make your first steps in the world of teaching, or an experienced teacherwanting to take your career in a new direction, choosing the right agency can prove to be a real task. Below,we at Affinity Education have compiled a few tips; ones that will help you find the perfect agency alignedwith your career goals.First impressionsIt's vital to remember just how important your job is to your overall life. From providing the financial stabilityto work towards your lifestyle goals to fulfilling a want and desire to teach, the post you take has to be right.The correct agency will understand this, getting to know you and your professional vision beforerecommending any positions. This will become apparent during your first meeting with the agency. Most willarrange a face-to- face meeting; inviting you into the office to discuss ways in which they can support you.This will signal that they do not want to treat you as a number in which they can make commission from.LongevityWhen selecting an agency, it is certainly worth opting for an established firm; one that boasts a proven trackrecord. Needing to trust the consultants in charge of your career prospects, this is particularly important forthose seeking specialist teaching posts. For instance, if you are a mathematics teacher looking for a post, youneed to know that your agency has a long history of making effective recruitment matches in that area.Do your researchWhen looking for a teaching agency online, you will no doubt come across hundreds, even thousands ofwebsites claiming to be the perfect solution for you. However, remember that anyone can set up a website.To ensure you are choosing the right agency for you, we recommend partaking in the following tasks: Read online reviews Look through the agency's social channels Find testimonials from the schools and teachers in which they already work withSupportWhen looking for an agency, you are looking for support with regards to your job hunt. This means, youragency should be helping you with tasks such as brushing up your interview skills and ensuring your CV looksand reads well. A good agency will share their expertise in such fields.Is Affinity Education the right agency for you?Here at Affinity Education, we are a modern recruitment agency with traditional values sewn throughout.Eager to help all types of teachers with their recruitment needs, we would be happy to help you in your jobsearch. Contact us today for more details on how to register.

Affinity Education and Newport Secondary Schools provide Professional Development Training to Supply Teachers and Cover Supervisors 19/07/16

In partnership with Newport Secondary Schools, Affinity Education hosted a fabulous professional development course at Llanwern High School for Supply Teachers and Cover Supervisors.

NEWPORT SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND AFFINITY EDUCATION 08/07/16

Affinity Education are now formally the preferred dual agency for supply staff in Newport Secondary Schools!

Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for Tŷ Hafan 07/05/14

Hayley will be doing the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge for Tŷ Hafan this Summer Term!

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