Teacher Training & Resources

We understand there is a lot to learn when stepping into a new school, let alone a new education system, as many of our overseas trained teachers have to deal with.

We want to ensure you are set to succeed in any job posting you under take with A Star Teachers so your consultant is always available to discuss teacher training opportunities with you. Please contact them at any time to discuss training programmes for any areas you would like support with.

The majority of our training programs are free for A Star Teachers and is just one of the ways in which we help you to progress in your teaching career  in the UK.

Typical courses available throughout the year include:

  • EAL Teaching Strategies
  • Introduction to SEN
  • Behaviour Management
  • Child protection in Education
  • Assessment for Learning Strategies
  • Obtaining Qualified Teacher Status

Term Dates

Please contact us for an up to date list of this year’s term dates. Some London schools have adopted slightly different term times to the standard term dates for the UK and it is therefore advisable to contact the individual school to confirm their term dates.

Some Useful Teacher Resources

Teaching in the UK (Size: 192 KB)
Supply teaching tips (Size: 166 KB)
Helping students succeed (Size: 71.8 KB)
Managing behaviour in your classroom (Size: 132 KB)

Useful Links

Department for Education (DfE) – The UK’s Department for Education and has loads of info. Go to their website for teaching resources – online lesson plans, lesson plan resources, thematic units, themes, classroom activities, teacher tips, web projects, ideas for assemblies and lots more.

The Supply Teacher
For all of your resourcing needs, advice, tips of the trade, tools of the trade and much more!

Supply Bag
Information, resources and support you need to be a successful supply teacher.

Supply Teacher Network Facebook Group –  A group for supply teachers to meet and greet other supply teachers, to share ideas, information, resources and inspiration.

Supply Teaching and Supply Teachers LinkedIn Group
Every Tuesday from 8pm until 9pm, join in on #supplychat on Twitter. Use the #supplychat in your tweet to meet likeminded supply teachers!
Teaching Ideas
www.primaryresources.co.uk – Ideas for Teaching
www.ofsted.gov.uk – Office for Standards in Education – OFSTED
www.nfer.ac.uk – National Foundation for Educational Research – NFER
www.qca.org.uk – Qualifications & Curriculum Authority – QCA
www.teem.org.uk – Teachers Evaluating Educational Multimedia – TEEM
BBC online education
www.educationunlimited.co.uk – Guardian education
www.teachingideas.co.uk – Ideas for Teaching
www.nsead.org/itt – Art and Design
www.data.org.uk– Design and Technology
www.nate.org.uk – English
www.geography.org.uk/gtip– Geography
www.ittmfl.org.uk – Modern Foreign Languages

Qualifications and Examinations

AQA examinations


National Union of Teachers– For information on employment conditions for teachers
www.atl.org.uk– Association of Teachers & Lecturers (ATL)
www.nasuwt.org.uk– National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT)
www.pat.org.uk – Professional Association of Teachers (PAT)
www.nut.org.uk – National Union of Teachers (NUT)

Useful Revision Links

Useful Maths Revision Links.pdf (Size: 259 KB)
Useful Science Revision Links- PDF version.pdf (Size: 278 KB)