RESHAPING WORLD EDUCATION

RESHAPING WORLD EDUCATION

There is an abundance of news and updates on the internet regarding COVID-19, it can be overwhelming at times to sieve threw the data to find what’s relevant and interesting. We plan to share articles relating to the impact on education and hopefully some uplifting...
ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXAMS

ARRANGEMENTS FOR EXAMS

The Department for Education released a statement on Friday to confirm exams have been cancelled to fight the spread of the Coronavirus, here’s a link to their full statement and further information....
COVID-19 Global Education

COVID-19 Global Education

As COVID-19 spreads around the globe causing businesses and schools to close, it’s clear to see both the immediate and long-lasting implications for teaching. Educators around the world are exploring new ways of teaching and no doubt some eager pupils are developing...
Key Achievements 2019

Key Achievements 2019

A terrific year with key milestones and achievements exceeding our expectations, take a look at what the Operam Education Group accomplished during 2019. https://www.provide-education.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/OEG-Review-Web.mp4 We’re so proud to be part...
100,000 PUPILS BELOW STANDARD

100,000 PUPILS BELOW STANDARD

Approximately 100,000 pupils are leaving school without having achieved the basic expected standard of qualifications (5 GCSEs above grade 4/C or equivalent Level 2 qualifications), according to a recent report released by the Children’s Commissioner, Anne Longfield....
Coronavirus Advice

Coronavirus Advice

No need for schools to close if coronavirus is suspected, but cases should be isolated as a precaution, according to government advice. Read DofE advice here Guidance to educational settings about COVID-19
SCHOOL UNIFORM COST

SCHOOL UNIFORM COST

A new Bill presented by Labour MP, Mr Amesbury and backed by Schools Minister, Nick Gibb was introduced to Parliament in order to begin a detailed debate regarding school uniform cost. Mr Gibb said: “School uniforms should always be affordable and should not...
Schools risk missing child abuse

Schools risk missing child abuse

According to an Ofsted report, professionals across all fields rely too heavily on children speaking out about abuse even though they are unlikely to do so. A lack of school nursing services means pupils who are victims of familial sexual abuse could go unnoticed by...
CMH warns effects of isolation

CMH warns effects of isolation

The Centre for Mental Health (CMH) has warned that putting challenging pupils in isolation for extended periods at school can harm their mental health with children who have already had traumatic experiences in their lives being especially vulnerable. They added that...
Shortage of CPD for early years assistants.

Shortage of CPD for early years assistants.

Daniel Sobel, CEO and founder of Inclusion Expert, recently stated at an education conference that an unskilled workforce is the “heart of the matter around early years” and that it is “ridiculous” that so many of early years staff are not...
Government fails to empower parents

Government fails to empower parents

In a recent article, Rachel Wolf, the founder of the New Schools Network and a former education adviser to David Cameron, stated that the government had “consistently failed” parents who don’t feel empowered to improve their children’s schools. Another recent report...
What you need to be a Teaching Assistant

What you need to be a Teaching Assistant

We’ve heard many teachers confirm that a good Teaching Assistant (TA) can be the difference between managing your workload effectively or feeling overwhelmed with the volume of work.  It’s therefore no surprise that the role TA has evolved and become a recognised...
Child Protection Policy

Child Protection Policy

Provide Education aims to positively promote the well-being of children and wishes all of the candidates on our register to be fully aware of the procedures for Child Protection. Provide Education policies and procedures adhere to the law as defined in the Children...
Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

We’re looking for several experienced recruiters to manage an already established supply desk with excellent potential to grow, competitive salary and uncapped commission. Join an industry leading team with significant investment – an opportunity not to be missed, for...
SEND Training

SEND Training

SEND Course The SEND training is open to all candidates and provides a basic understanding of SEND, SEND Code of practice, Types of SEND and strategies to support SEND children in the classroom. Course objectives:  An introduction to Special Educational Needs SEND...
Cover Supervisor Training

Cover Supervisor Training

Cover Supervisor Training This very popular and well received training course as we put the emphasis on how Cover Supervisors can develop the resilience and positive approaches to classroom management that will ensure learning takes place. Course content includes:...
Positive Behaviour Management

Positive Behaviour Management

Positive Behaviour Management Level One Team Teach is award-winning ‘positive handling’ training which helps staff support people with challenging behaviour. It teaches a range of de-escalation and positive handling techniques which promote positive relationships in...
Exam Invigilator Course

Exam Invigilator Course

Exam Invigilator Course This course covers the main areas associated with exam invigilation. The simple aim is to improve the quality of training for new invigilators. This will improve invigilation within the exam room, which in turn reduces the likelihood of...
Motivating Students to Learn

Motivating Students to Learn

Motivating Students to Learn This free online course on motivating students will teach you the different factors that affect student motivation, and show you how to create a classroom environment that will promotes highly motivated learning. Being an effective teacher...
Safeguarding Policy

Safeguarding Policy

Provide Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and candidates to share this commitment. Provide Education strictly adheres to the Recruitment, Selection and Vetting checks that must be made...
DBS Policy

DBS Policy

The safety of children and young people is paramount, and Provide Education is committed to implementing the Disclosure and Barring (DBS) procedures and arrangements. We will comply with the DBS Code of Practice and National Care Standards guidance regarding the...
Training Policy

Training Policy

The purpose of this procedure is to control the activities associated with the training of PROVIDE EDUCATION staff to more adequately be able to perform the duties required of them. Please feel free to download our Training Policy.
Who Needs A DBS Check

Who Needs A DBS Check

Barred list checks can only be carried out on those who are engaging in regulated activity. The definition of ‘regulated activity’ includes where individuals: Are responsible, on a regular basis, for teaching, training, instructing, caring for or supervising children;...
AWR Factsheet

AWR Factsheet

No government department or independent body has been tasked with policing and enforcing the Regulations. Instead the Regulations will be enforced by agency workers pursuing claims in the Employment Tribunal. Such claims can either be brought against the client or...
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy

As an organisation assessing applicants’ suitability for positions which are included in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order using criminal record checks processed through the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), Provide Education complies...
Privacy Notice Policy

Privacy Notice Policy

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work-seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data...
Recruitment of Ex-offenders Guide

Recruitment of Ex-offenders Guide

Guidance – Recruitment of Ex-offenders As an organisation using the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checking service to assess applicants’ suitability for positions of trust, Provide Education complies fully with the Code of Practice and undertakes to treat...
Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy

All organisations that process personal data are required to comply with data protection legislation. This includes in particular the Data Protection Act 1998 (or its successor) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (together the ‘Data Protection Laws’). The...
Customer Service Policy

Customer Service Policy

Provide Education is a member of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and adheres to their Code of Professional Practice. Provide Education Customer Service Policy Statement At Provide Education, we endeavour to provide you with the best possible service...
Complaints Policy

Complaints Policy

Provide Education are committed to providing a high-level service to our customers. If you do not receive satisfaction from us, we need you to tell us about it. This will help us to improve our standards. Complaints Procedure If you have a complaint, please contact...
AWR Policy

AWR Policy

The AWR are a set of regulations which will provide all agency workers who are placed to work in school through a temporary supply agency the right to equal treatment compared to someone who is employed directly by the school to do the same job. Some rights will apply...
Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy

Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy

One of the Company’s core principles is to uphold responsible and fair business practice. It is committed to promoting and maintaining the highest level of ethical standards in relation to all of its business activities.  Its reputation for maintaining lawful business...
Contract for Services

Contract for Services

We get to know our supply staff and have regular returners who trust us to listen to their needs so we can offer them suitable assignments. We offer a supported process that treats everyone with respect, professionalism and foster a mutual understanding of good...
GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement

GDPR Statement 1.1. Provide Education (“we”, “our”, “us”, “the Company”) takes its obligations under GDPR and applicable data privacy law seriously. We process Personal Data of our candidates, clients, employees, workers...
Operam Education Continues Expansion

Operam Education Continues Expansion

Operam Education Group, a specialist provider of qualified and support staff to schools across the Midlands and North of England, has acquired Key Stage Teacher Supply, a North West-based education recruitment agency. The transaction follows the acquisitions of...
Visits with a micro hedgehog

Visits with a micro hedgehog

Volunteering: Visits with Luna, a micro hedgehog. Nic Sykes is a Senior Education Consultant with Provide Education, whom she has worked for over the past 3 years. Nic has been taking Luna, one of her micro-hedgehogs into local Primary schools to meet the children....
Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students...
Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

One of the most popular TED talks of all time, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn...
Avlin Irby

Avlin Irby

According to the US Department of Education, more than 85 percent of black fourth-grade boys aren’t proficient in reading. What kind of reading experiences should we be creating to ensure that all children read well? In a talk that will make you rethink how we...
Bill Gates

Bill Gates

Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback — and lays...
Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it...
Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller

Daphne Koller is enticing top universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free — not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. With Coursera (cofounded by Andrew Ng), each keystroke, quiz, peer-to-peer discussion and...
Christopher Edmin

Christopher Edmin

What do rap shows, barbershop banter and Sunday services have in common? As Christopher Emdin says, they all hold the secret magic to enthral and teach at the same time — and it’s a skill we often don’t teach to educators. A longtime teacher himself, now a...
Geoffrey Canada

Geoffrey Canada

Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada...
Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver

Sharing powerful stories from his anti-obesity project in Huntington, West Virginia — and a shocking image of the sugar we eat — TED Prize winner Jamie Oliver makes the case for an all-out assault on our ignorance of food Click on the button below to view...
Kelly McGonigal

Kelly McGonigal

Stress. It makes your heart pound, your breathing quicken and your forehead sweat. But while stress has been made into a public health enemy, new research suggests that stress may only be bad for you if you believe that to be the case. Psychologist Kelly McGonigal...
Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

  Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational “death valley” we now face, and how...
Nadia Lopez

Nadia Lopez

Our kids are our future, and it’s crucial they believe it themselves. That’s why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighbourhoods in New York — because she believes in every...
Olympia Della Flora

Olympia Della Flora

To get young kids to thrive in school, we need to do more than teach them how to read and write — we need to teach them how to manage their emotions, says educator Olympia Della Flora. In this practical talk, she shares creative tactics she used to help...
Ramsey Musallam

Ramsey Musallam

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark...
Salman Khan

Salman Khan

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to...
Sugata Mitra

Sugata Mitra

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for...
Taylor Mali

Taylor Mali

Ever heard the phrase “Those who can’t do, teach”? At the Bowery Poetry Club, slam poet Taylor Mali begs to differ, and delivers a powerful, 3-minute response on behalf of educators everywhere. Click on the button below to view the...
Astro Teller

Astro Teller

“Great dreams aren’t just visions,” says Astro Teller, “They’re visions coupled to strategies for making them real.” The head of X (formerly Google X), Teller takes us inside the “moonshot factory,” as it’s called,...
Steve, Primary School Teacher

Steve, Primary School Teacher

Good communication skills are a fundamental necessity in all professions, especially within teaching. A teacher will need a range of communication skills, including clarity, active listening and empathy, to name a few. They will need to use their listening skills to...
100,000 PUPILS BELOW STANDARD

Gary Mangham, Primary School Teacher

The top reason teachers give for entering the teaching profession is the opportunity to ‘work with young people and to make a difference’.  For Gary Mangham, the motive went a little deeper, as he wanted to contribute to the local area, particularly deprived areas of...
Testimonial, Branch Manager

Testimonial, Branch Manager

Paula, Branch Manager I have been with Provide since 2010 and was initially apprehensive about the future under the Operam Group. However, since day one the support and guidance I received from our CEO, Eddie has been fantastic. He is a true mentor and has worked with...
Testimonial, Senior Branch Consultant

Testimonial, Senior Branch Consultant

Gina – Senior Branch Consultant I can honestly say working with Eddie and the Operam team has been an absolute pleasure. Operam Education Group has provided me with amazing opportunities; they have created a clear progression pathway for all colleagues with specific...
Testimonial, Credit Control Supervisor

Testimonial, Credit Control Supervisor

Donna – Payroll & Credit Control Supervisor It has been such a refreshing and motivating change for Provide Education to be part of the Operam Education Group. Next year will be my 10th year working with our Head Office and I am proud to be a valued and...
REC Code of Ethics

REC Code of Ethics

CODE OF ETHICS AND PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT In our profession the highest levels of ethics and professionalism are vital to establish an atmosphere of trust with clients and candidates. The IRP Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct is the very foundation for ethical and...
Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The Company is a recruitment business which provides work-finding services to its clients and work- seekers. The Company must process personal data (including sensitive personal data) so that it can provide these services – in doing so, the Company acts as a data...
The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations

The Childcare (Disqualification) Regulations

About this guidance – This is statutory guidance from the Department for Education on the application of: • The Childcare (Disqualification) and Childcare (Early Years Provision Free of Charge) (Extended Entitlement) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 (“the 2018...
Diploma in Educational Psychology

Diploma in Educational Psychology

Diploma in Educational Psychology Improve your teaching, instructional, and training methods with this free online educational psychology course, developed by Alison (a free online learning platform). This free online course in educational psychology will help...
Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators – Revised 2017 Learn effective classroom management techniques, from communication to planning skills, with this free course. Alison offers a free online Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators course that will teach you...
Effective Communication Techniques

Effective Communication Techniques

This free online Effective Communication Techniques for Teachers and Trainers course is very useful for learners who are on their way to becoming professional educators. It helps them communicate effectively with their students by teaching the most important types of...
Black Hole in Mental Health

Black Hole in Mental Health

Teresa May on the 16thJune 2019 stated the need of more resources to help children and young adult’s mental health services and that every new teacher will be trained in spotting early warning signs. Already overburdened teachers are being asked to spot signs of...
Supporting teachers who are transgender

Supporting teachers who are transgender

About time: Supporting teachers who are transgender or are about to transition. It has been over 50 years since “homosexuality” has been decriminalised; the government have issued apologies regarding its mistakes and Alan Turing is soon to be on a £50 note. Are we...
Learning about autism

Learning about autism

What is autism? Autism or Autistic Spectrum Disorder is a development disability whereby individuals have difficulties in areas such as communication, social interaction, flexible thinking and sensory processing. The prevalence: 1 in 100 of the population have a...