Summer Party 18th July – Details and Directions

Hi all, hope you’re looking forward to our Summer Party! See below for details and directions.













When:                                  4.30pm on 18th July, 2017

Where:                                *CLICK HERE FOR GOOGLE MAP* By the Serpentine River (Off Serpentine Road, close to Norwegian War Memorial)

 This is where we’ll be:

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Map of Hyde Park:  

Nearest tubes to Hyde Park:         Hyde Park Corner / Marble Arch / Knightsbridge / Lancaster Gate (Plan your journey:

 Directions from tube to Thames Teachers party:      

 Walking from Hyde Park Corner to Serpentine Road

 Walking from Marble Arch tube to Serpentine Road

  Walking from Knightsbridge to Serpentine Road

  Walking from Lancaster Gate to Serpentine Road

  ­­What’s going on?            FREE food and drink, music, laid-back park games, meet fellow teachers

  What kind of food?         Picnic-style food, all preferences covered

  Where are the toilets?    Toilets are at three main sites (left-hand-side column, ‘Visitor Information’)

  What if it rains?               If it rains, we’ll meet in a pub nearby! (We’ll post any changes here and on our Facebook page)

  Can I bring a friend?       Yes! The more the merrier.

   What if I’m lost?             Don’t worry! Call us/send a message on 07787 289 159






  Looking forward to seeing you all there!

Welcome to our July newsletter!

Your July newsletter is here! From the Pride Festival, Wimbledon, Bastille Day, the Thames Teachers Summer Party and opportunities we know you’ll love, it’s all happening here…

How are you celebrating Pride 2017?

This year’s Pride Festival is even more special as it’s 50 years since the legalisation of homosexuality in the UK. The main Parade – on Saturday 8th July – is set to be grander than ever, so join in the fun and let’s all celebrate love and happiness together. Send in your pics and the best one will earn £50 in Amazon vouchers! Good luck!

Send your entry here





Have you reserved your place at our Summer Party on 18th July?

Be sure to reserve your place at our fabulous Thames Teachers ‘Hyde Party’ in Hyde Park at 4.30pm on the 18th July! Enjoy FREE food and drink, meet new friends and take part in laid-back fun and games. We’ve picked out a great spot right by the Serpentine Lake. Can’t wait to see you there – RSVP to ensure your place!

Reserve your place now




Enjoy the best of Wimbledon at venues across London!

July in London means Wimbledon! If you didn’t get tickets in the ballot this year fear not, we’ve brought together a list of the best places for you to watch the action, including Strawberries and Screen at Kings Cross, the Big Screen at Paddington, and Murray Mound at SW1.

Find out more



boroughHow are you celebrating Bastille Day?

Celebrate France’s national day on the 9th July as Borough Market brings together all things Français. Try some French wines, dance to Parisian folk music and learn French nursery rhymes! Send us your pictures of you in your best French garb, and we’ll send the winner a selection of cheese and wine!

Enter now



repWould you like to join London’s newest running club?

Rep Runners is a new running community free to all, with exciting weekly runs and events. Whatever your running ability and goals, the energy is unreal and what’s more it’s FREE every Tuesday Night! Rep the streets, Rep your city, Rep Runners. @reprunners

Sign up



RIDeGet involved in RIDE London!

The world’s largest festival of cycling returns to London, with more than 100,000 riders of every age and ability taking on eight miles of empty London roads for a weekend feast of cycling! Click below to find out more.

Find out more



danielCongratulations to last month’s winner!

Last month’s competition to win Amazon vouchers was won by English teacher Daniel Rawnsley, who used his vouchers on a ‘Nutri Ninja’ blender. Dan tells us his prize will enable him to have even more energy on a Monday!

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Welcome to our June newsletter!

Our June newsletter is packed with great ideas, events and opportunities we just know you’ll love. From our Summer Party in Hyde Park to running along the Thames at night, it’s all going on here!


Join us for our Summer Party in Hyde Park on 18th July!

Come and join us at our fabulous Thames Teachers ‘Hyde Party’ in Hyde Park at 4.30pm on the 18th July. Meet new friends, enjoy free food and refreshments and take part in fun and games.  This is where we’ll be. We can’t wait to see you all there. See you then!

Reserve your place now





Experience the wonders of Taste of London on 14-18 June

The famous restaurant festival, Taste of London returns this summer in Regents Park featuring 40 of London’s most exciting restaurants. And we have two tickets to give away! Just tell us what you’re most looking forward to about this amazing event.

Send your entry here




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Fancy 10% off hostels across every major city in Europe?

Exploring London? We’re giving all our candidates a 10% reduction at all St. Christopher’s Place venues. These brilliant places are great value and really good fun, and you’ll find them all over the UK and Europe. Check out the full list here.

Get your 10% off here





Amazing Teacher Training opportunities with Teach First

Teach First provide a unique two-year on-the-job training programme covering the Leadership Development Programme (combining teacher training and a fully funded PGDE). In addition, you’ll receive 1:1 coaching to develop your leadership skills.

Find out more





How are you celebrating Father’s Day?

It’s Father’s Day on the 18th June. We know a lot of you will be asking your class to make cards and banners to mark the occasion. So send in your best Father’s Day class wall displays and you could win £50 in Amazon vouchers!

Enter now





Join one of the coolest fitness classes in London!

BSY have designed an amazing class that brings HIIT  (high-intensity interval training) and yoga together. And they’re teaming up with Protein Haus to offer classes in St Pauls for only £10, as well as half price Protein Haus shake Get in there!

Join up here




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Get your running shoes on this September

Join the Thames Teachers Team for the Teach First run on the 9th September 2017 at 7pm. We’ll be joining over 3,000 runners for a beautiful twilight jog along the Thames, and runners of all abilities can join in. So lace up and sign up below!

Sign up

RUN THE RIVER 2016 – Another Thames Teachers Achievement!


The Thames Teachers Team looking fierce!

The Thames Teachers Team had a great time at last week’s Run the River 2016 – a 5km or 10km run organised by Teach First to raise funds for providing top class education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds.

We signed up for the run before the summer holidays so it was a bit of a shock to the system returning from our breaks and having to do some last-minute training! When it came to the day our nerves, team spirit and energy bars were the perfect combination for helping us all the way! The atmosphere was electrifying with so many supporters cheering us along the way, encouraging tired runners to push on!

“Over 3,000 runners came together under the twinkling lights of the iconic London skyline and ran along the banks of the River Thames. And, by running off the pressures of the day, networking with – and competing against! – colleagues, clients and teams from across the city, raised cash to help Teach First improve education for children living in low-income communities. “

We strongly recommend joining us at next year’s Run the River. Anyone, regardless of fitness levels, can take part. Three of us walked the entire route and enjoyed it just as much as the runners with more time to admire some of London’s most well-known architectural, cultural and historical landmarks including the Tower of London, the Tate Modern and City Hall.

So, whether you’re a serious runner on the lookout for your next must-attend challenge event, an occasional jogger, or a complete beginner looking for a fun yet meaningful way to enjoy a late summer evening with friends or colleagues, Run       the River is the perfect occasion to get involved with. We will be sure to let all our candidates know next year so they can join the Thames Teachers Team!


Still looking fresh before the run!


Written by Deon, Director of Thames Teachers. 

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The Melbourne University Teaching Opportunities Expo, 13th July 2016

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We are excited about The Melbourne University Teaching Opportunities Expo on Wednesday 13th July from 10am!

Thames Teachers has partnered with Teaching Initiative, a Melbourne based agency. Look out for Teaching Initiative’s stand at the Teachign Opportunities Expo and enjoy a Thames Teachers cup cake whilst telling us about your plans to teach in the UK and explore Europe!

To book a place, follow this link: