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Are you a supply teacher, teaching assistant or residenital support worker looking for some help and advice? If so, you are the right place. Our blogs offer tips and tricks along with day in the life case studies from real supply teachers, NQTs 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 

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?

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.

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.

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%.

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.

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.

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!

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! 

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. 

 

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.

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.

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

We are really proud to have officially launched our residential division

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...

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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