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?

According to a recent report published by Sir John Holman, president of the Royal Society for Chemistry, high-stake exams are preventing schools from carrying out enough practical science activities. Many have responded by highlighting the importance of practical lessons, however, perhaps we need to take it further. 

Children’s mental health charity launches free new resources for teachers

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils.

Historic England has created a new free online resource designed to help teachers explore the story of Britain’s prehistory with their pupils.