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.

As technology becomes ingrained in day-to-day lessons, teachers feel that the next step in ICT – virtual reality (VR) – will benefit learning by enhancing engagement in lessons and raising attainment.

According to global technology group Lenovo (HKSE: 992) (ADR: LNVGY), 94% of teachers can see how their lessons can be enhanced by the technology and nearly half (42%) estimate it will be commonplace in the next five years. 

Cloud technology has been growing in popularity in recent years, particularly as advancements make cloud tech more reliable and more secure than ever before.

The education sector is one that is starting to reap the rewards of this technology, with businesses such as Teach First investing in unified communications platforms to facilitate more effective communications across their teams (watch their case study to learn more here).