‘That Behaviour Show’ on Teacher Hug radio (Guest Blog)

Graham Chatterley has kindly provided this guest post for the Axcis blog. Graham is an ex-special school leader, father, SEND consultant and trainer. In this blog he tells us all about his involvement with Teacher Hug Radio and his involvement in “That Behaviour Show”.

I’m not gonna lie, the 15 months since leaving my senior leadership post has not been what I expected. I was hoping to pay my bills with training and consultancy work and grow my company Changing Perceptions. I love training people and I love working with schools to help understand behaviour better. Just as this was starting to happen, COVID pulled the rug in spectacular fashion and the time has been more stop than start. It has however, led me on some paths I otherwise may not have walked.

Partly due to time, partly due to networking opportunities but mostly due to isolation, 2020 was a big year for my social media presence. Advice I had received multiple time was that Twitter is a way to get yourself known. I’d been on Twitter for a while but didn’t really understand it and didn’t really like it. I preferred LinkedIn as it was more professional and lacked the nastiness. I’d found “edutwitter” quite challenging initially and had nearly given up altogether. Then as I persisted, I started to build a network of really great people. There was still unpleasantness on there but it was outweighed by positive interactions. I found many brilliant and like-minded individuals who saw the importance of trauma-informed practice, neuroscience, behaviour as communication and other areas vital to helping our children.

However, it also showed me another side of education I had been less aware of. Traditional approaches to discipline and behaviour weren’t new to me and I’d worked with schools to shift them in the past, but zero tolerance, flattening the grass and using isolation booths as punishment was new to me. Many of the early interactions that had nearly put me off Twitter had been with advocators of these practices.

Before lockdown I’d attended the LosetheBooths event in Sheffield. So many brilliant voices in one building – it was a truly wonderful event with a very clear message. That message wasn’t just that isolation booths being used as punishment is wrong, inhumane, very damaging and monumentally flawed as a behaviour strategy, but also agreement that there is another way. I sat in that school hall listening to Paul Dix, Mark Finnis, Steven Baker and Chris Dyson. I did workshops with Laura Allen, Mary Meredith and Jules Daulby and developed some pretty bad impostor syndrome about the work I was doing!

However, the strangest thing that happened that day was when Paul Dix (author of ‘When the Adult changes, everything changes’) recognised me. We’d been involved in some of the same Twitter conversations and he liked my ethos, ideas and willingness to stand up for my beliefs. Following that event I wrote the blog ‘What about the forgotten children’ for Axcis but I also gave a copy to Paul which he used for LosetheBooths. And now I am going to be part of the next event! (When that next event happens I don’t know but I highly recommend people go!) I’ve never seen an event with more than 3 speakers of that level for less than £100’s, this was £30 a ticket and had dozens of great speakers!

Sadly, just a few weeks following the event, the first lockdown was upon us. Then came ‘Rebooting behaviour after Lockdown’. I felt that this was a really unpleasant document. It told schools what behaviour needed to be cracked down on and that it shouldn’t be assumed that children had suffered loss. It worried me because to assume that all children would be fine meant the opposite for those that aren’t! Not knowing the difference between bereavement and loss also doesn’t help. Children may not have lost a person but they have lost routines, friendships and trusted adults. Banking on them being thrilled to be back and hoping they are fine is not a strategy you would expect from the government behaviour advisor. I questioned the document and its authoritarian nature but was promptly blocked on Twitter. I felt if I was going to be critical of that approach, I should devise my own. I put together the “Sequential Approach”, that evolved from a poster, to an 8 minute video, to a webinar, to a resource pack and ended up being a book called ‘Building Positive Behaviour’.

This now has it’s own training course to go alongside and I have a few schools using it to scaffold a change in behaviour policy. The year continued to be stop start but there are lots of interesting projects on the horizon. Possibly the most exciting of which was when Paul Dix offered me the opportunity to co-host That Behaviour Show on the brand new Teacher Hug Radio. Our show is simply a chat about behaviour, we usually answer 4 questions, either sent in to us or that we have seen on social media. We have covered some challenging topics like the use of rewards and sanctions, exclusions and frameworks to name but a few. Sometime the content can get a little heavy so we will have a little joke, tell stories or some little questions to lighten the mood. More recently we have had some guests to join us and over the next month we will have Mark Finnis – who has probably forgotten more about restorative practice than most of us will ever know, Rachel Tomlinson – who leads a school without rewards and sanctions and is the best school I have ever visited, Jamie Hallett- nominated for Welsh headteacher of the year and someone who was a massive influence on my relational practice and Lisa Cherry – A leading voice and practitioner on trauma informed practice. If you would like to check us out, we are on every Sunday at 7pm.

Our show is just a tiny part of the station though. Just as the LosetheBooths event had an incredible collection of education voices. Teacher Hug Radio takes that to another level. With shows for everyone; lots of fun, music and incredible content. It’s been a really tough 12 months for teachers and this station that runs from 8am to 10pm Saturday and Sunday is there to give some positivity, love and entertainment to educators. I’m honoured and thrilled to be involved, but if I wasn’t I’d be listening.

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a SEND teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? Alternatively, if you are seeking SEND staff for your school or provision, or would like to refer a friend to us, pop us and email – we’d be happy to help!

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April Giveaway: Sensory Toy Bundle

This month begins with World Autism Awareness Week, and as sponsors of the National Autistic Society, we felt that it would be fitting to offer a giveaway prize which autistic children may find beneficial. That’s why we have selected a wonderful bundle of sensory toys. Find out more about why sensory toys are useful and how you can be in with a chance of winning some here.

Why are sensory toys useful?

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Many children with special needs experience issues with sensory processing. As a result, when they start to feel overwhelmed they may be “triggered” and start to exhibit undesirable behaviour. However, If a child is given an appropriate toy to divert their attention when things become too much for them, they will be able to channel their anxious energy into playing with it, rather than disrupting others or escalating their feelings until an inevitable “meltdown” takes place. It might take some trial and error to find out which type of toy will “fit” the individual child best, but once this is worked out, it can be incredibly therapeutic for a SEND child to play with bendy arms and legs (for example) or a ball which lights up and flashes when played with. Of course, sensory toys come in all shapes and sizes. And to some extent, all toys are sensory because they can be physically held, heard, explored etc. However, toys labelled as being sensory toys for special needs children have usually been tried and tested and are known to be effective for children with SEND.

What are we giving away?

We are giving away this wonderful sensory toy bundle to one lucky winner. It contains a range of small, easy to carry items which you can add to your classroom toolkit and try out with the students you work with. Don’t forget COVID rules though – and clean each item carefully if allowing children in different classes/schools/bubbles to play with the same toys.

Win this fantastic sensory toy bundle in the Axcis April Giveaway

How to enter

Our giveaways are always free to enter, no strings attached! We offer several entry methods so you can either take a quick peek at our Facebook page, Tweet us or sign up on our website for work and you’ll be in with a chance to win. Follow the link below and you’ll be sent to our third party giveaway page (run on there to keep things fair and square) – where you can choose your method of entry and get your name in the hat for this great prize!

ENTER THE FREE GIVEAWAY HERE

Can’t wait and want to buy one now?

If you can’t wait to see if you’ve won this giveaway and would like to buy your own set of sensory toys now, here is where you can find them. Please note, as an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re not already registered with Axcis, but would like to seek a SEND teaching or support position, why not get in touch or register with Axcis today and find out how we can assist you? Alternatively, if you are seeking SEND staff for your school or provision, or would like to refer a friend to us, pop us and email – we’d be happy to help!

FREE Training Courses – don’t miss out!

We are thrilled to let you know about some free training courses that have been made available by the education and skills funding agency. There are some excellent free courses available that are highly relevant to the SEND sector. By completing one or more, you will not only gain an additional qualification that will look great on your CV, but you will also make yourself even more invaluable to the schools you work with – so why not take a look and enrol yourself today?

What courses are available?

There are lots of courses available, but we have selected some that we feel have the most benefit for individuals working within schools or alternative provisions through Axcis. These include:

Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of children and young people’s mental health.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here.

Understanding Autism

This qualification aims to develop learners’ understanding of autism and the principles of supporting individuals with autism.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here.

Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

This qualification is designed to increase learners’ awareness and understanding of behaviour that challenges and its effects.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Counselling Skills

This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Adverse Childhood Experiences

This qualification will provide learners with an opportunity to develop an understanding of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) relevant to their current or future roles.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 3 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here.

Learning Disabilities

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge and understanding to work with individuals with learning disabilities or difficulties. They will explore the principles of safeguarding and positive risk-taking and gain awareness of the autistic spectrum.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Specific Learning Difficulties

This qualification aims to give learners knowledge of different Specific Learning Difficulties, how they are diagnosed and how individuals can be supported. The qualification can be used by a wide range of learners looking to improve their knowledge and awareness.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Safe Handling of Medication

This qualification is designed for learners wishing to develop their understanding of the safe handling of medicines in health and social care.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Safeguarding and Prevent

The purpose of this qualification is to increase learner’s knowledge and awareness of the Prevent Duty and safeguarding, including online safety.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

Personal Care Needs

he purpose of this qualification is to give learners specialist knowledge to support their work within the social care and healthcare sectors.

  • Free online training course (fully-funded)
  • Course duration: 6 weeks
  • Support: Expert tutor support available
  • Experience: No previous knowledge is required or assumed
  • Awarding body: NCFE or TQUK depending on location and training provider

Find out more about this course here

What’s the catch?

There is no catch! These really are fully funded, accredited courses. The only thing you should be aware of is that there is a non-completion fine of £100 if you do not complete the course. This is a reasonable requirement when you consider that the college only receives the funding for delivering the course if you see it through to the end. As spaces are limited, it helps to ensure that people don’t sign up for training without intending to see it through to the end.

Refer a friend to Axcis and earn £££

Whether you are already registered with us for work or not, you can recommend a friend to Axcis. We offer a generous referral system, offering up to £250 in vouchers once we place them in a job. Alternatively, if you’re seeking work simply register online and take a look at the range of fantastic SEND jobs you can apply for at one of the schools we work with across England and Wales.

FREE School Resources for World Autism Awareness Week

World Autism Awareness Week 2021 runs from the 29th March until 4th April. Our friends at the National Autistic Society have used Axcis funding to help produce a fantastic range of resources for you to use with your classes. Find out more below.  

Early years resources 


Daisy & Ollie created a special episode featuring Theo, who is autistic for World Autism Awareness Week. It stars the voices of Jason Manford, Paddy McGuinness and Christine McGuinness who is one of the National Autistc Society’s ambassadors. You can watch it on My5.TV from 29 March. The film and accompanying resources are a great way for your little ones to learn about how we are all different and we are all the same. 
 

Primary school resources


The Trummies are a colourful bunch of characters and are the stars of the primary learning resources for World Autism Awareness Week. The Trummies are on the autism spectrum and can help your pupils learn how we are all different and all the same. All that matters is to be kind to one another. 

Five rules for autism-friendly schools animation


This film is for use with the primary assembly and your teachers’ pack and pupil activities. 

Meet the Trummies animation


This film introduces each Trummies character and how we should all be kind to each other. You can also show it as part of your assembly.

Secondary school resources


The secondary resources include an assembly, tutor-time activities and two videos featuring a young autistic boy called Alex, and Talia Grant from Hollyoaks. They will help your students understand what autism is, what the key characteristics are and what they can do to support autistic people in their school. Share the films and activities in your tutor group and engage your students in a wider discussion about autism.

Talia Grant introduces ‘Can you make it to the end?’


This is a film about a young autistic boy called Alex who has difficulty with lights and noise and the way society judges him.



Talia Grant’s Q and A 


Talia talks about what it was like to be a young autistic person in school and gives advice on how students can help their autistic school mates. 



The WAAW resources can all be found here
 

Do you need help with any SEND staffing?


As always, Axcis are on hand to help you with any SEND staffing needs you might have. Whether it’s just a day or two of teaching or support cover, or a long-term or permanent role, get in touch to see how we can assist you today. 

World Autism Awareness week in schools (guest blog)

Head of Campaigns at the National Autistic Society, Tom Purser, tells us about what autistic people and their families have told the charity they want the public to understand about autism, and how schools play a pivotal part in making this happen. Read on to find out about how the charity are supporting schools to do this, as well as all their free learning resources.

We want society to work for autistic children and adults. Schools have a key role to play in this – and that’s why we’re inviting them to get involved in World Autism Awareness Week (29 March – 4 April)

One in every 100 children is autistic and almost three quarters go to mainstream schools. Almost everyone has heard of autism now. But far too few people know what it’s actually like to be autistic – both the unique strengths and the challenges you might face if you struggle to communicate or feel intense anxiety in social situations.

We conducted some large scale research with autistic people and their families, who told us the top things they want the public to understand about autism. These are that autistic people may:

1)    Feel anxiety about changes or unexpected events

2)    Be under or over sensitive to sound, smells, light, taste and touch. This is called sensory sensitivity.

3)    Need time to process information, like questions or instructions

4)    Face high levels of anxiety in social situations

5)    Have difficulties communicating and interacting with others.

We know that better understanding of autism and improved support will transform the lives of the 700,000 autistic children and adults in the UK, and one of the key environments we can make positive changes in is our schools.

There are some simple ways staff and students can help autistic children at all times in school, including:

• Talk clearly and calmly to autistic students making sure they understand what is being asked of them

• Don’t rely on body language or facial expressions to communicate

• Give anxious or overwhelmed students space and time to recover

• Give autistic students notice about any changes in routine

• If your school has dimmer lights, please use them

• Consider asking parents if their child would like to use ear defenders to help them deal with the noise

• Share our films and learning resources with the whole school to help them understand autism.

To help educational professionals, we’ve developed a set of learning resources aimed at schools, including lesson plans, videos and posters, which can help classmates and staff learn how to support autistic students in their school through better understanding of the key things autistic children might experience differently. The resources, tailored to different age ranges, promote the important idea that we’re all different, and we’re all the same.

Alongside our handy tips we’ll have special early years resources featuring Daisy & Ollie, primary resources featuring our characters ‘the Trummies’ and secondary resources with Talia Grant, autistic actor from Hollyoaks. The resources are free and a great way for schools to incorporate important lessons about acceptance and understanding into their plans for World Autism Awareness Week.

To download the resources please sign up to our free monthly Autism Practice education newsletter.  

We wouldn’t have been able to develop these vital resources for schools without the ongoing support of Axcis Education.

We’re looking forward to working with lots of schools this year to help create a society that works for autistic people.

Tom Purser, Head of Campaigns at the National Autistic Society

Would you like to work with autistic children?

As proud sponsors of the National Autistic Society, and the chosen recruiter for many special needs schools up and down the country, Axcis can help! Whether you are looking for a SEND teaching or support job, or if you need to recruit school staff, take a look at Axcis Education, the SEND recruitment specialist.

“How to Encourage Children to Dream Big” – exclusive video from Danielle Brown MBE

Axcis Ambassador and Paralympic Gold Medalist Danielle Brown MBE has recorded this exclusive video for Axcis. In it, she tells us about how and why we should encourage all children – whether they have SEND or not – to shoot for the stars and never give up on their dreams.

About Danielle Brown MBE

Danielle Brown MBE started archery on her fifteenth birthday and three years later she was on the Great Britain team, jumping in as World Number 1 and hanging onto that position for the rest of her career. Danielle won gold at the Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games and retained her title in London 2012, as well as winning 5 World Championship Titles. She became the first disabled person to represent England at the Commonwealth Games (and win gold) as an able-bodied athlete. Danielle works as a keynote speaker, trainer and coach.

Axcis Ambassador, Danielle Brown MBE

Be Your Best Self

In her recently released book (which you can find an interview about here) called “Be Your Best Self”, Danielle works with 9 year old co-writer Nathan Kai to come up with a lovely self development book aimed at a younger audience.  Their aim is to help children build solid foundations for success, happiness and self esteem. If you haven’t read her book, you can find out more about it or purchase a copy from her website.

Exclusive Video

This leads us nicely to explain why, as SEND recruiters and advocates for all young people, Axcis are thrilled to release this exclusive video from Danielle – we hope you enjoy it

Danielle’s next big dream…

Danielle is currently in training for a world record attempt – does this woman know no limits? Find out more about it here, and look for her on Twitter (@danibrownmbe) to follow her journey.

Would you like to inspire young people?

At Axcis, we are always on the lookout for motivated teachers and support staff to work with children and young adults in a range of schools and alternative provisions. If you’d like to be a part of inspiring the next generation, why not register with us to seek work?

Covid testing staff from Axcis

Do you need coronavirus testing staff for your school or provision? Or are you are a staff member available for work and able to offer testing support to schools? If the answer to either of these questions is yes, Axcis can help. Read on to find out more.

COVID-19 testing staff from Axcis

At Axcis, we have many staff members on our books who are able to deliver COVID-19 tests. By taking on a member of supply staff for this role, your teachers and support staff will have more time available to work with their students. In addition to this, supply staff are flexible workers, so you need only hire them for the days/hours needed and pay for just those hours. If you’d like to speak to one of our consultants about hiring COVID-19 testing staff, why not get in touch today?

COVID-19 testing jobs with Axcis

Many schools are approaching us for help finding staff capable of delivering COVID-19 tests. Below you will find an outline of what the job involves and what skills and experience you need to be considered for a COVID-19 testing position.

As a COVID-19 tester in school, you will be responsible for:

  • Carrying out the regular routine preventative COVID-19 testing process daily to staff, children and young people as required.
  • Assisting in self-testing where applicable.
  • Collecting completed swabs and processing them, ensuring they are ready for collection.
  • Data entry reporting on test results and completed tests weekly.
  • Cleaning swabbing bays/testing spaces and ensuring that all areas are clean and as COVID-19 safe as possible.
  • Adhering to and monitoring necessary consent processes for testing to be carried out.
  • Proactively updating all documentation and reports each day.
  • Maintaining universal precautions and waste disposal in accordance with the infection control policy.

Qualifications, skills and experience for Covid-19 testing jobs:

  • COVID-19 Testing Training, non-essential (can be provided by Axcis Education or schools as appropriate)
  • A medical background would be advantageous
  • Safeguarding Children Training (Can be provided by Axcis Education)
  • Experience of administration /Data entry
  • Enhanced child workforce DBS on the update service, preferred (can be provided by Axcis Education)

Find out more

If you’d like to find out more about hiring COVID-19 testing staff, please get in touch with your local Axcis office or email us your requirements and we will do the rest. Alternatively, if you are a staff member seeking work, either register with Axcis or give us a call to discuss our currently available positions.

Home school help from Axcis

Are you a parent or carer struggling with the stresses of home schooling? Do you need to enlist the help of a professional so that you can continue with your own work or duties? If the answer is yes, Axcis can help!

The pressures of home school

Home schooling has added a ton of pressure to many families during this latest lockdown. If you are struggling to cope, you are not alone. Hundreds of families across the country are experiencing challenges. Some let off steam with humour, others by seeking out help and support and others but simply getting by the best they can.

What are home schooling parents saying?

“Mummy is looking forward to another week of homeschooling like a hole in the head.” Katie Kirby

“There have been slammed doors and tantrums, too many lessons conducted in pyjama bottoms, and when they threaten to down tools entirely, I resort to bribes”. Nadia Cohen

“Home schooling has made me a bad mother – this is a mental health catastrphe for families”. Judith Woods

Distance learning support

If you feel your mental health slipping due to the pressures of home school, then the first, and safest option is to hire a tutor for distance learning support. At Axcis, we have a range of subject teachers, tutors and support staff who can help you. But how might this work?

How would distance learning support work?

Once you explain your child’s age and learning needs to us, we can put you in touch with a suitable tutor. This tutor can discuss the needs of your child with you and work out an appropriate learning plan. Different schools are setting work in different ways, so the approach will be tailored on an individual basis. For example, if your child has been sent a work pack by the school and asked to complete particular tasks or worksheets, the tutor could be sent a copy of this and can then use an online platform to provide live, in-person support to your child. Often, children will be much more responsive to a 3rd party tutor than they are to a family member asking them to complete work.

How would in-person tutoring work?

Alternatively, Axcis can provide you with a teacher or member of support staff who can come into your home and provide in-person support for your child. Due to COVID 19 restrictions, you will need to do a risk assessment and ensure that your environment is COVID safe. We would advise that you ask tutors to wear a face mask or shield where possible and ensure there is suitable sanitation and ventilation when tutoring. If you or your tutor are showing virus symptoms then PLEASE remember to isolate and protect those around you from potential infection.

Government guidance

Further places to get more information about staying safe include the government website – which has plenty of advice – we would suggest that you take a look at the below before booking a member of staff:

Get in touch to find out more

If you would like to have a no-obligation conversation with one of our consultants about how to proceed from here, feel free to get in touch with your local Axcis office. Details of our branches can be found here.

Remote learning jobs and staff with Axcis

Are you a school in need of remote learning tutors? Or perhaps you’re a teacher or member of school support staff in need of a remote learning job? Find out what’s happening at Axcis during lockdown 3.0 and how we can help you with staff or work.

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Schools – how we can help you

School leaders will be relieved to hear that despite another lockdown being imposed, Axcis Education Recruitment is still open for business. As leaders in SEND (special educational needs and disabilities) recruitment, we have the specialist knowledge and staff to help. So whether you need an in-person member of staff to come into school as usual for your key worker or SEND children, or whether you need to recruit specialist distance learning teachers/tutors, we can help!

Benefits of recruiting staff through Axcis:

There are numerous benefits to hiring a member of staff from Axcis, such as:

  • Flexibility – you can have as many or as few members of staff from us as you like, and for any length of time. You are not required to keep on any staff member for more days or hours than is needed, helping you to manage your budget effectively.
  • Speed – due to the fact that we have staff members ready to work who have already been through our rigorous compliance process, you can hire teachers or support staff as quickly as on the same day your needs arise!
  • Specialists – as leaders in SEND, we have many members of teaching and support staff available who understand how to work with children with a range of different needs, such as autism, SEMH, SLD, PMLD and MLD needs. So, whether you take a teacher or member of support staff from us, they should be able to hit the ground running.

For more information on the benefits of working with Axcis, or to discuss a requirement with your Axcis consultant, why not get in touch with your local branch today?

Candidates – how we can help you

Lockdown 3.0 will be a difficult time for many members of school supply staff. However, there are still opportunities to work with Axcis Education Recruitment. Many schools are still hiring staff to work on-site with keyworker and SEND children, and our business continues as usual on that side of things. Other schools are in need of people who can help with distance learning. If roles like those below are of interest to you, why not register or get in touch with your local office to find out more?

Remote learning jobs available with Axcis Education Recruitment

  • Distance learning tutors for a range of academic and SEND subjects, such as Maths, English, Science, Key Skills, Basic Skills, ASDAN and more
  • Distance learning support staff who can offer guidance and one to one support to students with specific needs. This might include children with SEMH (social, emotional and mental health needs), autism, MLD (moderate learning difficulties), SLD (severe learning difficulties) and PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties).

It is also worth noting that we may have other specialist SEND teaching and support roles available during lockdown. This includes some on-site roles where schools remain open to SEND and keyworker students – it all really depends on where schools have needs and which what ages and subjects. If you are interested in either going into schools to work, or providing distance learning support, it is worth registering your details with Axcis or having a conversation with a consultant from your local branch to find out how we can help you. A list of Axcis branches and their contact details can be found here. We look forward to hearing from you. Stay safe, everyone!

Axcis January Giveaway: Retell a story cubes

This month, we have selected a prize that would be an excellent activity to do with your class during National Storytelling Week (30th Jan – 6th Feb). These “Retell a story cubes” help you to delve into reading comprehension in a fun and engaging way. Read on to find out more.

About the prize

These fun retell a story cubes are an ideal way to spark creative writing and discussion skills among young learners. This set of six foam cubes includes 36 different activities, including tell what might happen next, describe the main character and tell us why you liked the story. These activities are great for boosting reading and listening comprehension. The set includes an activity guide and is listed as being suitable for ages 6 years and above.

How to enter the Axcis January Giveaway

Our giveaways are always free to enter, no strings attached! We offer several entry methods so you can either take a quick peek at our Facebook page, Tweet us or sign up on our website for work and you’ll be in with a chance to win. Follow the link below and you’ll be sent to our third party giveaway page (run on there to keep things fair and square) – where you can choose your method of entry and get your name in the hat for this great prize!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Are you seeking SEND work or staff?

If you’re looking for a SEND teaching or support job in England or Wales, why not register with Axcis, the SEND recruitment specialists? Or perhaps you need to recruit staff for your school or provision? If so, why not take a look at the Axcis Website, or get in touch today to find out how we can help?

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