Despite the UK’s evolving employment and commercial landscape, it has become readily apparent that we are now facing a ‘skills deficit’ in the provision of Modern Foreign Languages within schools.

The British Council’s Language Trends Survey 2016/2017 has revealed that since 2012, schools have faced shortfalls in pupils studying a second language, with a 37% reduction at GCSE level.

Experience the headache free fundraisers! They do the hard work for you!

Time is precious, the Initiatives Fundraising’s method helps you create your own school aprons, tea towels or bags with children’s self portrait on. Initiatives Fundraising will provide you with a quick and efficient way to create your fundraiser with a guaranteed quality product. Raise funds for all events: be it school year, keepsakes, mother's day, Christmas or summer fair!

During Mental Health Awareness Week the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) is urging policy makers to introduce mental health training for teachers.

During Stress Awareness Month, editor Victoria Galligan speaks to Hitesh Dodhia, Superintendent Pharmacist at PharmacyOutlet.co.uk, about the mental health issues facing the teaching profession. 

Hitesh highlights the importance of recognising the signs of stress in staff, and the need for heads to implement better stress management within UK education.

Connect has been named the Secondary & Higher Education Resource/Equipment Supplier of the Year winner in GESS Education Awards 2018, honouring the outstanding customer care and exceptional standard of service to education. Connect were announced as winners at the GESS Education Awards gala dinner on February 28, 2018 at the H Hotel in Dubai.

A recent survey conducted by an online label company revealed 32% of people said developing modern skills is the biggest advantage when using technology in schools. Overall 88% of people acknowledge that it has an overwhelmingly positive effect on students.

DBS checks are a key part of safe recruitment. It’s clear that teachers need a DBS check - but what about people in other roles?

 

Simon Adams is the regional director for Teach In, specialists in matching school staffing needs with the best available teachers and teaching assistants. Here, Simon shares his advice on successfully passing video interviews.

Online video interviews, via systems such as Skype and FaceTime, are becoming increasingly popular with schools, and are no longer used exclusively for international recruitment. The benefit of easing the scheduling burden, at no cost to either party, makes video interviews an ideal choice. 

2018 - everyone is online students, teachers and parents

In light of recent news that one in three teachers have reported derogatory comments posted about them on social media from parents and children, the discussion around student and teacher communication practices is becoming increasingly vital. 

The interaction with teachers on social media raises a lot of questions: Is there a need for out-of-school hours communication? If so, what channels should they be using? Do teachers need to be more careful about revealing their identities on social media?