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13 11, 2019

Cosmopolitan Article – Contributed by Did Teach Teachers

Back in July Did Teach were contacted by Jennifer Savin, Features Writer for Cosmopolitan Magazine. Jennifer was working on a report about teaching and why so many people are leaving the profession, and was looking for teachers who would be happy to chat to her about their reasons for quitting teaching? A record number of [...]

12 11, 2019

Carl Headley-Morris on teacher workload

Since this was originally posted on October 31st, I put a little Halloween slant on it.  And yes, I did just spend five minutes debating whether or not to use an apostrophe in 'hallowe'en'.  I went with not. See, I can roll with the times. Anyway, workin' hard is hardly workin' for most of us.  [...]

28 10, 2019

Catherine Williams – Primary Teacher to Business Owner

My dream was to teach since I was 8 years old. Nothing else ever came close, nothing ever turned my head it was teaching or nothing else. I got my first teaching job in September 1999 and I was ecstatic, I could only get a 0.5 teaching post so I ran all over the Wirral [...]

26 06, 2019

Gill Hurlstone – MFL teacher to Business Owner

How to transform your growing small business When you started your business, you had to wear all the hats. You had to be the driving force and the "manager of all". You knew it wasn’t your best fit, but you could do it until the business grew a little and you could hire help. Soon [...]

11 06, 2019

Amy Gould – Primary Teacher to Virtual Assistant

My career as a teacher was actually pretty short. I’m sure my experience isn’t unique – a tricky PGCE mentor and the overwhelming feeling of never being able to do enough in the classroom – and as I’ve never been one to suffer through, I left the year after I finished being an NQT. I [...]

12 04, 2019

NEW DATES ADDED! Career Transition Workshops

Here at Did Teach we have teamed up with 18-07 Careers to bring you two amazing courses focused on helping teachers make that transition from classroom to corporate. These workshops will be held at GL Assessment Head Office and you will have the opportunity to speak with their staff who are former teachers. ‘How to find and secure the right role’ Career Direction [...]

7 10, 2018

Teachers, we are listening and learning!

Since launching Did Teach version 2.0 a number of months ago we have made significant progress in connecting with many innovative companies and organisations who sincerely appreciate the value that teachers can add to their core functions. There is little doubt from our interactions and conversations with CEO’s, HR & Marketing Mangers that they have [...]

13 08, 2018

Summer Holiday Contemplation

So, you have made it to the end of another challenging school year and can at last now bask in the calmness of a much needed six-week summer holiday. For many of you, curriculum reform and the revolution of GSCE’s and A levels have made this year one of the most testing of your careers. [...]

18 06, 2018

Sarah, Director of Operations for MagiKats Maths and English

So, you are thinking of swapping teaching for tutoring – but why buy a franchise to do it? Why not just find some materials, place an advert online and wait for the phone to ring? Let’s look at some practicalities. Materials So, you are a teacher and you know about the National Curriculum. Wonderful! You [...]

12 06, 2018

Eve, PE Teacher to Creative Director of Move With Peppa

Those That Can- Read Eve's story here, how an unforeseen redundancy forced Eve to re-think her career options: Like many teachers, I knew very early on what I wanted from life. At the age of 7, I had already set my heart on becoming a PE teacher. In July 2001 I graduated from Loughborough University [...]