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Pupils Wind Up Education Inspectors – Willenhall – Edu News UK.

An under-achieving school in Willenhall, United Kingdom has been reported as being rude and impolite to Education Inspectors. According to the BBC this news was reported in Ofsted Reports. 2017

Willenhall School - Education News

Willenhall School UK

 

The Watchdog Report – Reported Several Behavioral and Problematic Issues

  1. Students (sixth-former’s) were afraid to step outside due to the behavioral issues with the younger students.
  2. 70 per cent of teachers chose to leave the school during the 2015 / 2016 school year. Again having issues with younger students.
  3. Students harassed school inspectors by throwing food at them and harassing them in the corridors.
  4. School was inspected in 2017 and more than a third of students continued to be absent.
  5. The quality of teaching was also said to be weak in the report.

These are just some of the problems faced by teachers and other students at this school. It has been also criticized as being one of the most under-achieving schools in the Midlands.

Willenhall E- ACT Academy Letter To Parents

As a result of the report Willenhall E-ACT Academy responded with a letter to parents citing 3 areas of improvement.

  1. Willenhall E-ACT had strong leadership.
  2. They were driving all standards higher – from students behavioral issues to teaching methods.
  3. They are confident that Willenhall Academy will make rapid progress in all issues that arose in the Ofsted Report.

Ofsted’s Reaction

Oftsed said E-ACT “fully recognised the challenges” and had begun to “address aspects of greatest concern”, with its leaders’ judgements “fully in line with inspectors’ experiences and evidence”.

However, it said leaders and sponsors had overseen a decline in standards since a previous inspection in 2015.

“While there is an ambition to address inadequacies and to raise aspirations, there is not yet a sustainable track record in the school to suggest capacity for improvement,” it continued.

 


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Teach English in Tianjin (near Beijing) China 2017

Category : Jobs , Teach Anywhere

Positions: ESL, Math, Science, Performing Arts Teacher

Grades:
8-12

Location:
Tianjin, China

Start Date:
End of August 2017

Responsibilities:

ESL TEACHER—Provide high quality ESL instruction to improve Chinese students¡¯ comprehensive English ability.

Math Teacher— Provide Math; Pre-Calculus; AP Calculus BC course to the students.

Science Teacher—Provide Physics, Chemistry, AP Chemistry, AP Physics, AP Biology course to the students.

Performing Art Teacher—Provide high quality course instruction to improve Chinese students¡¯ skills in performing arts. Instruct students vocal music, chorus etc.

Guide the learning process toward the achievement of curriculum goals.

Prepare syllabus with clear objectives for each lesson, unit and project. These objectives should be in line with curriculum goals and should be communicated clearly to students.

Assess student learning through ongoing observations and more formal methods. Provide frequent feedback to students and parents and complete written progress reports.

Finish all tasks related to all kinds of tests, such as make out test papers, the register the exam result, analysis, etc.
Accomplish temporary task assigned by the executive director.

Teaching English Requirements:

English Native Speaker (U.S.A, Canada, United Kingdom ,New Zealand, Australia, South Africa)
• Bachelor¡¯s Degree from an accredited college or university
• CELTA/TEFL certificate or equivalent
• A minimum of 24 months Teaching experience is required, must be post-graduation
• Able to get a Criminal Background Check
• Applicants who can teach more than one subject are highly preferred
• Applicants who can have specialties at performing arts fields are highly preferred

Salary & Benefits:
1. Monthly Salary:
Negotiable (base on position and experience)

2.Teaching hours:
Maximum 22 teaching hours a week
Monday through Friday

3. Accommodation:
School will provide house allowance each month

4. Other:
Visa costs paid
Airfare subsidy once per year
Relevant professional training provided
Paid winter vacation
Insurance provided

About
Admiral Farragut Academy-Tianjin Campus is the main campus of Admiral Farragut Academy in China region. It is an international school aims to provide the courses to the students who want to study abroad in the US, UK or Canada.

The school is based in the inner city of Tianjin. It is a large city next to Beijing, a very livable city. The city has a large population of Westerners so all the Western comforts can be found here.

Apply to teach:

If interested, please send your CV , recent photograph, and any letters of recommendation you hold to:
jing.tian@farragut.cn
wu.ying@farragut.cn


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Teach-Away-China

7 Reasons To Dump Your Old Life And Teach Abroad

Teach Abroad in 2016 – Become A TEFL Teacher

Have you ever sat down on a Sunday morning with a cup of tea and not a care in the world? Do you look up at the skies and watch the planes fly by and think ‘I want to go abroad? I want to start a new life. My friend is in Asia teaching, is it something I could do?’ Maybe I’m just to old, maybe I’m not clever enough to become a teacher. The year is 2016 time to travel and see the world.

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If you answered yes to any of the above then it’s time to get your backside into gear and move on. Carry on reading to see if this is something you would like to do in your life. Teaching abroad is fun, go for it.

We have listed 7 reasons that might change your mind, so that you get off your backside, change your life, and become a foreign language teacher.

  1. You are moping around at home doing nothing.
  2. It’s easier than you think to become a TEFL teacher
  3. Your spouse left you
  4. Your career is dragging
  5. You want to inspire a generation
  6. You would like to learn a new skill
  7. You would like to live like you are on another planet.

1. You Are Moping Around At Home Watching Karl Pilkington’s An Idiot Abroad 

It’s 2016 and you don’t have a partner. You don’t have a mortgage. You don’t have any children. You don’t have a great job. You look out the window of the bus (or car!) everyday wishing you could do something. You have a degree, that currently is a worthless piece of paper sitting in the top draw of your desk and it’s doing absolutely nothing. It’s screaming at you – ‘use me, I cost thousands of pounds, I’m wasting away’. Your friends mock you for not having a life.

I had all of these thoughts as well, and do you know what I did? I booked a tefl course and flight, and got the hell out of England. Now, I consider myself to have a much more accomplished life. That’s why I’m sat here trying to give you reasons to go and teach abroad this year (year of the monkey in China).

2. It’s Easier Than You Think To Become A TEFL Teacher

You have nothing to lose, sure you have a career, but is that’s all that’s stopping you? If you have a good head on you, and you are reasonably educated you sure can find a job teaching abroad. One requirement that you may need to undertake is a special teaching course such as a TEFL / DELTA / CELTA. These are quite often easy to complete and you can find numerous amounts of courses on the internet or even the country that you want to teach.

Some courses run for three weeks in-house with teaching experiences in schools, and some courses are cheap online courses, that may not even be accredited. Check out every last detail of a course before you join one.

3. Your Spouse Left You 

So what? Then pack your bag and get going. Sure you will think about your ex, but teaching abroad will give you a new lease of life. There are many students out there crying out for someone like you. You will make them happy from the very first day they meet you until the day you leave, if you leave. And there’s many opportunities to teach at a level that you want to teach. From nursery and KS1 all the way up to college and universities.

Besides there is a huge chance you will find a new girlfriend or boyfriend in Asia. Some of the people love the blonde hair and blue eyes characteristics. This will get you a few steps ahead. Be careful when you start dating, don’t put your heart on your sleeve. Check out tinybudda’s guide on how to get over a break up.

4. Your Career Is Dragging At Home 

Are you at a loss at work? The young guy who’s only been at your company for under a year, get’s a promotion – he’s now your boss. This has officially become a dead-end job. Time to move forwards and see where a new career may take you.

Asia seeks and welcomes people 40 years and over. Companies love working with mature adults; males and females. This is because they are less of a threat to students than your average 18 year old, who’s teaching just to get drunk. This impedes on the children’s learning, especially with hungover teachers. They want responsible mature teachers like you so apply today.

All children deserve a good education whether that be in the countryside of Africa, or the inner-suburbs of Birmingham. You can also volunteer to teacher. But don’t volunteer in a country that already pays to have a teacher. If you are volunteering, and another teacher, at another school is teaching for $1000 dollars a month, wouldn’t you be pissed off?

5. You Want To Inspire A Generation

Some of the countries that you may come across, when searching for TEFL jobs to teach abroad, have very little for students to do. Many students will throw themselves at the opportunity to learn English from a foreign teacher. They believe that this can help them in their future career, and in some cases it will.

For example, a student learning English in the countryside will eventually end up working in big cities, in the tourism sector. This will be because you helped them on their way (and of course because of their own ability).

Today in the 21st century there are still hundreds of thousands of children that are unable to speak a word of English, say the alphabet, or even count to 10. At home and abroad. You can help them. Some children will never get the chance, but others will, and you will be the one they need to change their futures and help them become successful.

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6. You Would Like To Learn A New Skill

Teaching can be a very fun thing to do. But before you go ahead and put yourself in front of a class of 50 students, who cannot understand a word you say. Before you do that, you should perhaps take a course in teaching. The best courses are costly, but you can pick up a cheaper course that could adequately do the job.

Teaching abroad standards are getting much tougher lately especially in countries like China, so to put yourself ahead of many other teachers, you should take an accredited course. One example of course accreditation is to see if it has been accredited by the British Council.

Teaching can often be tiresome. Especially if you land a job with employers that you don’t like, but remember you are doing this for the students not the teachers. It’s all a learning curve, that you should keep and cherish. You may be employed directly by a school or through an agent. Naturally, you should do a bit of googling and research on these potential employers. Remember never give cash to anybody online or anytime for that matter.

And of course, as well as teacher training, experience is the best trainer their is. You will learn something new every day in your teaching career. You will think you will have something sussed but of course, you won’t and you will have to start at the beggining again. You are always developing as a teacher, whether that be through classroom management or your own teaching styles, remember keep learning. Go and see your co teachers, watch another class, get advice from anyone you can.

7. You Would Like To Live Like Your On Another Planet

If you really do want to go and live in a new country to try a new culture then teaching abroad definitely is for you. You will learn a lot. From peoples behavior, to their mentality which is influenced by tradition. And the best thing is, you only have to jump on a plane, and your life will have changed in no time.

You could teach in many corners of the world in places such as Thailand, and Myanmar to Russia and Spain and from Brazil to Africa. There are many opportunities to become a teacher and travel the world. Each of these countries will be like another planet to you. You will experience everything you didn’t think of, and you will become a greater person for doing it.

Some Chinese Culture

China has a big traditional influence over its people, girls will just marry for the sake of their families, people will abort baby girls in favor of having a boy, as boys bring home a lot of money to help the family. We see these things as wrong in the west, but the traditions and culture in China, believe this is the way (or was the way). The flip side to these traditions in China is that the Chinese peoples minds and behavior are slowly starting to change, for example in Shenzhen. One of China’s ultra modern cities, here sees a huge mix of traditional and modern behavior.

Final Words About Teaching Abroad And Travel

If you have been thinking about this for a while, then you should look further and see what’s out there. There are many opportunities, and if you have nothing holding you back then just go and teach abroad. The students will love you and you will have an epic time and adventure. Not to mention the travelling you will be doing.

Remember to check out Visa requirements for whichever country you decide to go to. Many countries require a degree (in any subject) as a condition of getting a job. Some countries don’t require this such as Cambodia. Check out TEFL courses before you decide on anything. Sign up for our latest jobs news letter or favorite our page. 2016 is your year to find a teaching job.