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TLG Reading Centre Manager.

TLG Reading Centre Manager 

Starting Salary: £30,546 - £35,855 (FTE) 

Hours: 37.5 hours 

Closing Date:5pm, Monday 22nd April 2019 

Location: Reading 

In 2019, TLG was named the best charity to work for in the UK by the prestigious Sunday Times Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For! 


TLG is looking for a qualified teacher with a passion to turn around the lives of disaffected young people aged 11-16. Leading our TLG Reading Education Centre (alternative provision), the Centre Manager will be responsible for delivering exceptional educational programmes with imaginative curricula for disaffected young people, with proven skills and strategies to re-engage those on the verge of exclusion.  


Working in partnership with The Gate in TLG Reading and a number of other key stakeholders, the successful applicant will need to develop and maintain excellent links in TLG Reading with schools, parents, referrers, and other agencies.  


The successful candidate will have excellent team and communication skills and a successful track record in leadership and management, as well as a strong and vibrant Christian faith. TLG is committed to safeguarding our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. The successful applicants will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the DBS. 


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


Interviews will take place on Friday 10th May 2019. 

TLG Bolton Classroom Teacher

TLG Bolton Classroom Teacher 

Starting Salary: £22,487-£24,297 (FTE) 
Hours: 37.5 per week (term-time only)  
Closing Date: 5pm, Wednesday 27th March 2019 
Location: TLG Bolton, Farnworth 


Working as part of the TLG centre team in Bolton, in partnership with Farnworth Baptist Church, the Classroom Teacher post provides a unique opportunity to support young people experiencing educational crisis.  


TLG Bolton is an independent school, providing alternative education provision delivering tailored social and educational interventions and education for young people age 11-16. Working in partnership with Farnworth Baptist, 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 taking a lead 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 4th April 2019. 



4 more schools stop LGBT+ lessons.

Four more primary schools in Birmingham have decided to stop lessons on LGBT+ issues following complaints by parents. Birmingham’s Leigh Trust reportedly told the BBC it was suspending the No Outsiders project, which teaches tolerance of diverse groups – including those of different sexual orientations, gender and race – until an agreement with parents had been reached. Parkfield Community School in Birmingham was the first to halt the lessons earlier this month after protests from predominantly Muslim parents, who said they thought the programme was inappropriate. Many said they had not been adequately consulted by the primary school.

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LGBT lessons 'not axed' at Birmingham school.

The assistant head of a school at the centre of a row about teaching LGBT rights said the classes have not been axed for good despite parent protests.

The No Outsiders project was halted after demonstrations outside Parkfield Community School in Birmingham.

But Andrew Moffat said the school was now re-engaging with parents and said the lessons "prepare children for life in modern Britain".

Parents protested outside the school for the fourth time on Thursday.

They believe the subject is "undermining parental rights and authority" and have said the lessons are "toxic" and "disgusting".


Mr Moffat said the No Outsiders programme "hasn't been axed at all" and said they decided to stop the lessons to allow the school "to re-engage with our parents".

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Should every school have a dog?

Every school should have a dog or another pet to reduce stress in the classroom, says Sir Anthony Seldon.

The University of Buckingham vice-chancellor says it is "a powerfully cost-effective way of helping children feel more secure at schools".

Sir Anthony was speaking at a conference about the need to improve young people's sense of wellbeing.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds says more schools seem to have "wellbeing dogs" and "the pets can really help".


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New schools for troubled youths?

Almost 40 new schools are to be built for troubled children as part of the Government’s response to the knife crime epidemic.

Damian Hinds, the Education Secretary, will announce today that 3,500 extra school places will be created, many of which will go to pupils who have been expelled from mainstream schools.

Knife crime deaths in England and Wales have reached the highest level since records began in 1946, with a spate of recent murders claiming the lives of teenagers across the country.

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"Maths anxiety".

“Maths anxiety” may be fuelling a national crisis, Cambridge University researchers have said, as they find that one in ten children suffer from “despair and rage” at the subject.

The number of children who experience maths anxiety is a “real concern”, according to academics from Cambridge’s Faculty of Education and its Centre for Neuroscience.

Researchers surveyed 1,700 British pupils aged eight to 13 about their feelings towards the subject.

They found that ten per cent of children suffered from maths anxiety, meaning they had “overwhelming negative emotions” towards the subject, ranging “from rage to despair”.

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The traits of super teachers.

There is no such thing as a super teacher. But if one did exist, what abilities would they exhibit? John Dabell looks at some of the traits of great teachers and urges all teachers to reject imposter syndrome and recognise their many talents...        

Teaching is technically, physically and mentally demanding. Although all the complex component skills can be studied, isolated, practised, and ultimately improved upon, the real teaching bit is hard to get right because our personalities get in the way.

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Funding cuts make it more difficult for schools to give pupils personal support.

Schools in England are having to "pick up the pieces" for families in poverty, including giving food and clothes to children, head teachers warn.

But, they say, that is unsustainable when schools are facing "funding cuts".

Heads will raise their concerns at the Association of School and College Leaders' (ASCL) annual conference.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds will tell the conference he is setting up an expert advisory group to help teachers with "the pressures of the job".

The advisory group, including the mental health charity Mind and teachers' representatives, will look at ways to improve wellbeing among teachers and to tackle stress.

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£5.7bn shortfall for schools.

Head teachers say England's schools face a £5.7bn funding shortfall.

Without an injection of extra cash, head teachers' leaders say many schools will have to make "deeper cuts" or "face insolvency".

The funding warnings were made at the annual conference of the Association of School and College Leaders.

Education Secretary Damian Hinds told the conference he heard the message on school funding problems "loud and clear".

'Hard choices'

Speaking to the head teachers' conference in Birmingham, Mr Hinds said he realised that schools were under financial pressure and faced "hard choices".


He promised that he would be "doggedly determined" and make the "strongest possible case" to the Treasury in the next spending review

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