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Are you a supply teacher or teaching assistant looking for some help and advice? If so, you are in the right place. Our blogs offer tips and tricks on everything from classroom management to interview tips and support, along with day in the life case studies from real supply teachers, ECTs and cover supervisors. They also give you an insight into what working for Smile is like, the ways which we support local communities and charities and the training and events that we offer. 

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News - 05-03-2024 - - 0 comments
Our Latest Partnership: Mowbray Education Trust

Smile Education has partnered with Mowbray Education Trust to provide short and long-term supply across the Trust.

News - 07-02-2024 - - 0 comments
Multi-Academy Trust Launches New Partnership to Boost Jobs in the West Midlands

Smile Education has announced it will be the new managed service provider for the recruitment of Endeavour Multi-Academy Trust’s supply and permanent staff.

News - 14-12-2023 - - 0 comments
Smile Christmas Card Competition 2023

This year, we thought we’d celebrate the talents of the children at our schools by hosting a Smile Christmas card competition! Take a peek at some of our favourite entries in this blog...

News - 13-12-2023 - - 0 comments
Our Partnership with Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme

Have you heard the news? We have teamed up with Sheffield Wednesday FC Community Programme to organise Soccer Stars football tournaments for SEN students across South Yorkshire.

News - 14-11-2023 - - 0 comments
Smile Education Celebrated as One of the UK's Leading Recruiters by Financial Times

Smile Education, a leading education recruitment agency based in Birmingham City Centre, has shared news of their inclusion in the first list of the UK’s Leading Recruiters, in a report released by the Financial Times.

News - 14-11-2023 - - 0 comments
New Partnership Benefits West Midlands Academies

With a partnership launched this month, Tudor Grange Academies Trust has teamed up with Smile Education as their managed service provider for supply and permanent roles.

News - 27-10-2023 - - 0 comments
We’re Now Supporting Teachers in Sheffield and South Yorkshire!

We have some fantastic news to share: Smile Education, an award-winning education recruitment agency, has expanded its horizons to South Yorkshire! With our head office rooted in the heart of Birmingham and our recent expansion to the North West, we're thrilled to continue our journey northward by opening an office in Sheffield

News - 10-10-2023 - - 0 comments
Our Partnership with Tudor Grange Academies Trust: 5 Questions for the CEO

We caught up with Claire Maclean, CEO of Tudor Grange Academies Trust to discuss the current education landscape, the lasting effects of the pandemic on the sector and what the future holds for the Trust. 

News - 04-10-2023 - - 0 comments
We’ve Achieved 100% in Our Latest APSCo Audit!

We’re so proud to announce that we’ve achieved 100% in our latest APSCo Compliance+ Audit!

News - 18-07-2023 - - 0 comments
Smile Education Have Won SWAP Employer of the Year!

Halesowen College has awarded Recruitment Resourcer Chelsea and Smile Education “SWAP Employer of the Year” in this year’s Employer Awards.

News - 03-05-2023 - - 0 comments
We're Now Hiring Teachers in Greater Manchester!

We've got some great news! Smile Education have expanded, and are now hiring for Teaching Roles, Teaching Assistant Jobs and more across Greater Manchester.

 

News - 11-01-2023 - - 0 comments
Why the East Midlands is a great place to teach

The East Midlands is home to thriving cities and picturesque country views making it a great place to not just teach but live too.

News - 09-01-2023 - - 0 comments
Now supporting schools and school staff in the East Midlands
With the New Year comes new ventures and we are really excited to announce that we’re branching out. It’s only fair that we give more schools and school staff the chance to benefit from our expertise! With that said, we are proud to announce that we’ll now be supporting schools and school staff in the East Midlands too.
News - 28-11-2022 - - 0 comments
How to support human rights without boycotting the World Cup
Like many of our school staff and schools, we’ve been watching and enjoying the World Cup 2022. In fact, we even had the pleasure of taking an extended lunch to watch England’s first match aga
News - 06-10-2022 - - 0 comments
Changes to Right to Work Checks

From October 1st 2022, the way we are required to conduct right to work checks has changed. We’ve detailed the new changes and how this may affect you when registering or re-registering with us.

News - 27-09-2022 - - 0 comments
We're APSCo's Recruitment Company of the Year 2022

We are so proud to announce that we are the winners of Recruitment Company of the Year 2022 at the APSCo Awards for Excellence.

News - 21-01-2022 - - 0 comments
The New Covid Rules for Schools

 

After the prime minister’s announcement about easing ‘Plan B’ measures, you might be wondering what this means for you and our schools. Here is everything you need to know.

News - 29-11-2021 - - 0 comments
Help Harry Help Others - Our Charity of the Year

We are delighted to announce that our Charity of the Year for 2021/2022 is Help Harry Help Others. 

News - 24-11-2021 - - 0 comments
Christmas Cracker Jokes Only Teachers Would Find funny

In a bid to spread some holiday cheer, we have trawled the internet to find some Christmas cracker jokes that only teachers would find funny. Enjoy! 

News - 04-10-2021 - - 0 comments
Partners of Smart Works Birmingham

We are so excited to announce our partnership with Smart Works Birmingham.

News - 01-10-2021 - - 0 comments
Achieving 99.5% APSCo Compliance+ Audit

We are so proud to have achieved 99.5% in our 2021 APSCo Compliance+ audit.

News - 15-09-2021 - - 0 comments
Smile sign the MHIR Pledge

We are really pleased to announce that we have signed the Mental Health in Recruitment Awareness to Action Pledge.  

News - 27-04-2021 - - 0 comments
Proud partners The Albion Foundation

We are thrilled to announce our partnership with The Albion Foundation the charity behind West Bromwich Albion Football Club.

News - 17-02-2021 - - 1 comments
UPDATED 15th Feb  - Furlough Update

An update on the furlough scheme from Smile Education.

News - 03-02-2021 - - 0 comments
Guest blog Smile Leadership - The Power of Poems

Michael, primary recruitment consultant at our sister company, Smile Leadership, and spoken word poet shares his thoughts on the power of poetry in the classroom. 

News - 19-11-2020 - - 0 comments
Our commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding is something that as a business, we take very seriously. Not only are all of our staff safer recruitment trained, we are also an APSCo Compliance+ accredited agency.

News - 03-11-2020 - - 0 comments
Should I self-isolate?

Everything you need to know about self-isolating from whether you should to how long for.

News - 26-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Black pioneers who have influenced education

As it’s Black History Month, we wanted to do a special spotlight on those from the black community, both past and present, that have influenced and changed education for the better.

News - 16-10-2020 - - 0 comments
Achieving 100% APSCo Compliance+ Audit

We are proud as punch to say that we achieved 100% in our 2020 APSCo Compliance+ audit.

News - 15-10-2020 - - 0 comments
COVID-19 and schools - questions and answers

If you missed our COVID and Schools Q&A or just want a refresher you’ll find all the questions and the answers in this blog.

News - 26-08-2020 - - 0 comments
Face masks in schools - Updated

Do you have to wear a face mask in school? Here is the latest information. 

News - 17-08-2020 - - 0 comments
Blended learning - the benefits, the challenges, the future?

Blended learning is a term that has been thrown around a lot lately but what is it and what are the benefits to students and teachers?

News - 10-08-2020 - - 2 comments
What will the ‘new normal’ look like in schools?

So, just what will the new normal in schools when they reopen? We’ve broken down the main guidance from the Department of Education (DfE) for you.

News - 07-05-2020 - - 0 comments
5 Children's books we recommend

As its childrens book week this week we thought it was a great opprtunity to share 5 of the team at Smile Educations favourite childrens books with you.

News - 09-03-2020 - - 0 comments
Our latest APSCo Compliance+ Audit

During our most recent APSCo Compliance+ audit in October 2019, we are very proud to say that we achieved a score of 99%.

News - 11-02-2020 - - 0 comments
Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls

It's International Day of Women and Girls in Science and to celebrate we thought we’d take a look at some of our favourite and most influential women in science throughout history.

News - 02-01-2020 - - 0 comments
2019 - What a Great Year!

2019 is officially over and 2020 has begun but while we are still getting used to writing and/or typing 20 instead of 19, we wanted to take a look back over the past year and more importantly say thank you.

News - 15-11-2019 - - 0 comments
Our CSR Award Win

We are so thrilled to announce that this year we are the winners of the CSR Initiative of the Year award 2019!

News - 14-11-2019 - - 0 comments
Smile open a new Cannock Office

We are proud to announce that we have just opened our very own Cannock office! 

News - 05-11-2019 - - 0 comments
Getting to know the Erdington Schools Collaboration

We sat down with Anna, one of the headteachers from the Erdington Schools Collaboration, to find out more about how the collaboration works. 

 

News - 04-11-2019 - - 0 comments
School support staff - the unsung heroes of education

A shout out to all the caretakers, cleaners, administrators, IT technicians, subject technicians and exam invigilators out there who make our schools better places.

News - 29-10-2019 - - 0 comments
Weigh to go Chrystel!

Teachers inspire us in many ways and primary school teacher, Chrystel is no different. Except it’s not just her lessons that are inspiring children, it’s her astonishing weight loss journey.

News - 27-10-2019 - - 0 comments
Smile launches residential division

We are really proud to have officially launched our residential division

News - 20-10-2019 - - 0 comments
Smile Survey 2019 - The Results are in...

Each year we ask all of our schools, teachers and support staff for their opinions on Smile and we are pleased to say that we have received some great feedback this year. Here is what they had to say...

News - 10-09-2019 - Admin - 0 comments
We've been shortlised for another APSCo award!

We are thrilled to announce that we have been shortlisted for the CSR Initiative of the Year in the APSCo Awards for Excellence 2019.

 

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