ACT - The Association of Christian Teachers

for Christians working in education

The job
Items relating to the work of schools and colleges, including resources and training opportunities.

Tanzania - Homeschool Teaching Assistant - URGENT.

Homeschool Teaching Assistant, Tanzania

Homeschool Teaching Assistant, Tanzania

Teach missionary kids in Tanzania, Africa! Experience life in Africa while supporting a missionary family by teaching their kids. Perfect for a college student gap year or anyone looking for a change and opportunity to serve!

Background Emmanuel International (EI) has been working in partnership with the Anglican Diocese of Ruaha (DR) in Iringa, Southern Tanzania for many years, assisting the Diocese with physical and spiritual development projects. The VanWoerden family lives in Iringa, a small city in the southern highlands of Tanzania, where they are doing community development work in rural villages with Emmanuel International. They have four daughters and are looking for someone to help them with their homeschooling needs. This is a great opportunity to experience a different culture, learn about mission work first hand, and make lasting friends in an international community, while helping a missionary family focus on their ministry.

Responsibilities The Homeschool Teaching Assistant will support the educational needs of the VanWoerden girls, ages 7-15, by developing and adapting lesson plans, creating projects, teaching some subjects, and providing homework support in order to meet the curriculum requirements set out by the school.

Requirements The candidate should have some college education. Some experience in teaching or homeschooling would be an asset. The candidate should be great with children, be able to work independently to prepare and teach, and be able to adapt lesson plans to meet curriculum criteria. A committed Christian faith is essential. Note, this is a volunteer position with accommodation provided.

How to apply

We are a faith based Christian ministry. We believe that if God is calling us to serve Him, He will provide the resources we need. We do not offer salaried positions.

Please contact the office if you are interested in this position.

Could some teachers go unpaid during the summer?

Up to five academy trusts are at loggerheads with unions over their plans to shake up teachers’ pay and conditions – which could see staff go unpaid during the summer holidays, Schools Week understands.

It has also been revealed that another trust recently backed down on similar plans, following discussions with the Association of School and College Leaders and the National Education Union.

Bradford Diocesan Academies Trust (BDAT) wanted to shake up notice periods for its staff, which unions said would remove a protection in teachers’ pay and conditions which requires notices to be issued on three dates during the year to make sure staff can secure new jobs.

Read more.

School staff turn to alcohol.

Shock, horror! A third of all school staff have turned to alcohol to cope with workplace stress or anxiety in the last year, according to research from the Education Support Partnership.

Are you surprised it’s only a third? And what does ‘turned to alcohol’ mean, anyway?

Two small glasses of pinot and an M&S meal for two to say TFI Friday, or being found slumped in the boiler room surrounded by empty cans of Tennent’s Super lager?

At 37 percent, compared with teachers at 30%, heads and leaders are even more inclined to seek the solution to those poor SATs results at the bottom of a glass. But then, management salaries can afford a bigger booze bill.

Read more.

Teachers plan to quit.

Schools are “haemorrhaging” staff with two in five teachers planning to quit the profession within the next five years because of their unbearable workloads, a major union has warned.

Despite government efforts to tackle the issue, the majority of teachers (56 per cent) say their work-life balance has worsened over the past year, a survey for the National Education Union (NEU) has found.

Read more.

Should isolation booths be used?

A girl who tried to kill herself after spending months in an isolation booth at school has said she felt "alone, trapped and no-one seemed to care".

The teenager, who has autism, had no direct teaching and ate her lunch in the room, away from friends.

Her mother said for months she was unaware of what was happening to her daughter and called on the government to improve guidance for schools.

The Department for Education says pupil welfare must always be put first.

Its guidelines say children should be in isolation for no longer than is necessary.


'Sit in silence'

In a letter to the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme, the teenager - who we are calling "Sophie" - said: "I decided I'd rather die than be in isolation because of the mood it left me in.

"I felt alone and trapped at school for such a long time that I felt as though it would be best, as no-one seemed to care anyway."

Read more.

TLG West London Classroom Teacher

TLGWest LondonClassroom Teacher

Starting Salary:  £22,806 - £27, 829 (FTE)Hours:37.5 per week. 2 posts are available.

Closing Date: 5pm, Tuesday 7th May 2019

Location: TLG West London


Working as part of the TLG centre team in the West London Centre, the Classroom Teacher post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.


TLG West Londonis a centre for alternative education provision delivering tailored social and educational interventions for young people. Working in partnership with St Paul’s Church Hammersmith, the Classroom Teacher will play an integral role in enabling young people to get their lives back on track, through delivering innovative programmes and working with the Centre Manager to ensure that the education centre achieves success.


The role involves assisting with the planning and delivery of lessons, leading sessions as timetabled and providing one-to-one support as appropriate to bring excellence to the young people’s learning experience.  The individual will also act as a link between TLG’s students, their families and the church community.


We are looking to recruit an individual with a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff including volunteers to share this commitment.  The successful applicant will be required to undertake a DBS check. 

To find out more and download an application pack, please visit For further information email or phone 01274 900380.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 16th May 2019.

TLG Fast Track Education Intern 2019-20

TLG Fast Track Education Intern 2019-20

If you are a graduate wanting to gain experience in the working world, then look at coming to work for one of the most exciting and fastest growing charities out there!


TLG is a Christian charity, working through local churches to support struggling children across the country. Fast Track is for those who are VERY excited by this mission, who have bags of energy and are ready to get stuck in! This paid internship is a unique leadership opportunity, guaranteed to fast track your career by 11 months of big investment and development.

Are you interested in teaching or a career working with disadvantaged children and young people? Fast Track’s Education Route offers a year of teaching practice and training in one of TLG’s Education Centres nationally and we’re looking for excellent teachers and practitioners in the making who will bring a crucial role in bringing hope and a future to struggling children! We also provide an option of a two-year internship, including a teaching qualification paid for by us.


Places are currently available in Bradford, Wakefield, Nottingham and West London. We are looking for candidates with a strong and vibrant Christian faith. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS.


We also have internship organisational development opportunities at our National support office in West Yorkshire.


To find out more and register your interest, please visit For further information email or phone 01274 900380.

Limited spaces are available on the internship and applications will be reviewed at regular intervals throughout the recruitment period. To be considered for a place, please submit your application as soon as possible.






Teachers offered security advice over LGBT issues.

Schoolteachers have been offered security advice from police following protests from angry parents about proposed LGBT-inclusive relationship sex education reforms.

MPs recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of making relationship education compulsory in primary schools and sex education compulsory in secondary schools, ensuring children are taught about different family models from the age of five.

Read more.

Why do teachers leave?

The UCL research comparing teachers’ reasons for coming into the profession and their reasons for leaving or wanting to leave makes heartbreaking reading. The title says it all: "What motivates people to teach, and why do they leave? Accountability, performativity and teacher retention."

It shows that Britain isn’t just squandering the greatest resource it has to improve the lives of young people but that the profession I have believed in for so long has lost its way.

Thinking about this takes me back to the start of my own career, all the hopes and fears, the nervousness that every teacher should feel when meeting classes and subsequently new classes for the first time. I was daunted, yes – but I wasn’t crushed by the responsibility and the expectations placed upon me.

Read more.

Hourly rate for some teachers only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage.

Some newly qualified teachers are working a 54-hour week – putting them on an hourly rate that is only 10 per cent more than the minimum wage, the NEU teaching union said this morning.

The union will debate a motion on fair pay for teachers at its annual conference in Liverpool next week.

At a pre-conference briefing in central London this morning, joint general secretary Kevin Courtney said some teachers in London couldn't afford new clothes and were turning to charity shops.

Read more.


©2002-2015 Association of Christian Teachers. All rights reserved. Use of this website is subject to our Terms & Conditions and Cookie Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Privacy Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Refund Policy. Click here to read ACT’s Electronic Transactions Security Policy. Website by: Serve Design 

ACT Login