Supporting teachers, supporting education
Teacher Support Cymru explains what it can offer you.
Developed from the NUT Teachers’ Benevolent Fund, Teacher Support Cymru provides teachers in Wales with free bilingual services, from practical and emotional support via one-to- one email coaching to confidential, solution-focused telephone counselling.
Experienced and professionally accredited counsellors and coaches provide support and have a real understanding of the educational and political scene in Wales. The charity provides news, guides and factsheets on diverse topics including stress management, workplace bullying and personal development.
NUT Cymru and Teacher Support Cymru have together completed a study into stress experienced by teachers. The research will be key in helping the charity develop its services.
There is also Teacher Support Online Cymru, giving teachers access to bilingual email coaching and factsheets for you to download.
For more information visit www.teacher supportcymru.info
or call 08000 855 088.
They’re showing racism the red card
Overall winners in Wales of the 2011 Show Racism the Red Card competition were Hafod Y Wern Primary, Wrexham, the first winners from North Wales. They produced a video in the media category and won a laptop for their school donated by the NUT as part of its support for anti-racism work.
Pictured right are pupils from Blaengwawr Comprehensive, Rhondda Cynon Taf, who won the Year 10+ poster design category, with sports stars Ali Mackenzie, Adam Matthews and Enzo Maccarinelli and businessman Mike Theodoulou (centre).
Be a part of Patagonia!
Are you interested in being part of modern-day Patagonia?
From 1865 onwards, many Welsh families emigrated there. By the 1970s, however, only a few elderly people spoke Welsh.
Then in 1997 the Welsh Assembly Government, the British Council and Cymdeithas Cymru Ariannin established a Welsh language project called Cynllun Yr laith ym Mhatagonia. Today, a total of 250 hours of Welsh are taught in Patagonian schools every week to all age groups including adults. And this is where you might come in!
Every year two or three experienced teachers are recruited in Wales and join the project for ten months, from the end of February until the middle of December – the Argentinean academic year.
The project pays £750 a month (equivalent to a local teacher’s salary) as well as flights, accommodation and insurance, and the contract includes 30 days’ holiday (pro rata) per year.
So if you think you’re ready for a new challenge and can persuade your head teacher to release you for ten months (about the same time as a maternity absence) then contact Lowri Jones at the British Council Cymru (Lowri. email@example.com
) who can give you further details and an application form.
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