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A Day in the Life of a Teaching Assistant – Marie's Story


A teaching assistant is a vital role within the school community. They assist the teacher with daily classroom and teaching responsibilities, and also act as a role model to children and help to educate the future generations. Marie Copeland has been a teaching assistant for 20 years. She loves the job and wants to tell […]

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New years resolution ideas


2020 is drawing to a close and now 2021 is approaching upon us. What a horrific year it’s been! Although many of the horrors of 2020 will come with us to the new year, some of your old habits you can leave behind. New year, fresh start. Make yourself feel good again and come up […]

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Ideas for a side hustle to top up your income


In these unprecidented times and many people either on furlough or reduced hours, starting up a side hustle to boost your income could be one of the best options! A side business can be run from the comfort of your own home and most involve being online, so all you need is your skills and […]

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11 things to do in lockdown


As we have entered a second lockdown, people across the UK will now be plunged into a month of staying indoors with an abundance of free time.  Many of us spent the first lockdown in front of the TV watching Netflix or getting involved in the countless Tiger King ‘Did Carol Baskin kill her husband?’ […]

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The benefits of upskilling your staff vs recruiting


 Upskilling is the process of teaching current employees new skills, and upskilling training has so many advantages, from improving employee motivation to saving the company money. And it doesn’t have to cost a fortune! Allow your employees to develop their own career development path and offer the time and resources to help them achieve their […]

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Industries that are looking promising for 2021


Although we’ve hit a very difficult year with many industries being hit by the pandemic and reducing significantly in size, there are a number of different industries that have expanded and are actually thriving despite the current climate. We spoke to Rebecca from SimkissGuy recruitment. They have spotted this massive shift and if you’ve had […]

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Why lifelong learning is so important


Lifelong learning is the process of gaining knowledge and learning new skills throughout your entire life. Many people continue their education for personal development and fulfillment, while others see it as a significant step toward career advancement. We have a natural curiousity to learn new things. This is part of what it means to be […]

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Study Techniques to help you ace your GCSE and A levels


Tips from Open Study College student Elizabeth Reilly. I have been studying for exams for the past 10 years now. I have done GCSE’s, A levels, University exams and even apprenticeship exams and coursework. I have finally found the tried and tested techniques that really work. Here are my 5 tips on study skills to […]

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