As with a face-to-face interview, it’s important to be yourself and relax. The interviewers want to see you, not a temporary version of you. Don’t be nervous – you are selling yourself but they are selling the school to you too. It’s a two-way street and a video interview is no different. Here are some…

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Mental health experts have created support packs to help anxious pupils through their return to school. The packs include a back-to-school assembly plan, advice for staff and resources to help with the mental health impacts of Covid 19. They have been produced by the Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Lauren Moore, head teacher at…

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Primary schools in England could reopen to some year groups from 1 June “at the earliest”, says Boris Johnson. The prime minister said a phased return to school would begin with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 6, if infection rates and the government’s other tests at the time allow it. For most pupils,…

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“Atrocious” is how former inspector Andrew Jeffrey described his own home schooling attempts in a tweeted fake Ofsted report, adding the school “requires improvement”. His “mocksted” rating describes barely dressed teachers in dressing gowns and underpants. His “pupils” had been found playing Fortnite by way of a geography lesson. The post resonated with parents, as…

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Work to finalise plans for exam grades is “virtually at the point of completion”, the education minister has said. Peter Weir said that he hoped to have the detail at the end of the week. Exams to be held in May and June were cancelled as the result of the coronavirus pandemic. Mr Weir has…

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An English teacher has amassed thousands of followers worldwide after just three online lessons during the coronavirus pandemic. Holly King-Mand, 36, from Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire, is providing her daily English Live sessions on Facebook. She said she was “very proud” of having 74 followers last week but after starting the sessions on Monday now has more than…

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Parents have heeded warnings not to send children into school unless it was a last resort, say head teachers. Schools in the UK have closed to reduce the spread of coronavirus – and are only open to look after the children of “key workers” and vulnerable children. Early snapshot surveys suggested schools had between 1%…

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Educational settings have a vital role to play in the management of the current COVID-19 pandemic. The government announced on 18th March that schools would close countrywide to almost all children as of 20th March. Children of key workers and those considered vulnerable or who come under an EHC plan will continue to have access…

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SCHOOLS AND NURSERIES Sport Relief is here, bringing the nation together to get active and raise life-changing amounts of money through the power of sport. Watch our exclusive video message from some special Sport Relief friends, to all the amazing schools fundraising this week. https://www.sportrelief.com/schools

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