Amethyst news and updates, along with tips to help when looking for your first teaching job


at a time

Exam stress: How to help students cope

GCSE and A Level exams have officially begun. This year schools and colleges see the return of the 'normal' exam system since the start of the Pandemic which can feel like an added...  more  

Classroom ideas to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee

With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee just around the corner we thought it would be useful to put together a list of ideas that you can bring to your classroom depending on the age gro...  more  

Tips for writing a personal statement

Here at Amethyst Education we read through numerous personal statements each and every day. Therefore, we have a pretty good idea on what works and what doesn't when it comes to se...  more  

Key May Dates For Your Classroom Calendar

Here's some key dates to help with your lesson planning and activities for your pupils during the month of May.  more  

Why it's important to build relationships with your Senior Leadership Team

Whether you're still training or are in the early stages of your first ECT position, it's really important to build relationships with the Senior Leadership Team at your school.   more  

World Earth Day activities for primary school pupils

World Earth Day is an annual day with the purpose to raise discussions across the globe about our planet, how we impact it and what we can do to protect it. Pupils are the future s...  more  

Making the most of your Easter break

Hooray! You made it to the Easter break. Now it's time to really make the most of your time away from the classroom...  more  

World Health Day Ideas For Your Classroom

This years theme for World Health Day is 'Our Planet, Our Health'. In this blog post you will find some ideas to bring to your classroom this year.  more  

Key April Dates For Your Classroom Calendar

The days are getting longer and Easter half term is just around the corner. April is a busy month with lots to celebrate and topics to discuss. Here's some key dates to help with y...  more  

Top Tips for Early Career Teachers

Are you about to start your first permanent job as an Early Career Teacher? Here's some useful top tips to help you get off to the best possible start!   more