Yearly Archives: 2013

Post Interview Feedback

Posted on December 21, 2013 at 7:23 pm

Many people will always talk about the build up to a job interview, but there’s not a lot said after interviews, especially unsuccessful interviews. However, there’s no way to improve on your interview technique without knowing where you’ve gone wrong.

This is why post interview feedback is important and all it can take is a telephone call or an email; asking the interviewer why he or she decided against employing you. Feedback can make sure you improve important areas, and ultimately do better in your next interview, potentially gaining a job.

In cases where there are high volumes of interviews you may not always be able to get relevant and helpful feedback. You should always be fully prepared when asking for post interview feedback, and it’s important to make sure you use any negative comments to push you in the future, rather than let it get the better of your confidence.

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Breaking in to the Teaching Industry

Posted on December 19, 2013 at 9:16 am

Teaching is an extremely competitive job sector across all schools, which makes it quite difficult to get your foot in the door. There will always be a need for teachers, and it’s essentially a job that will always be necessary in society.

There are certain qualifications you need to become a teacher, and whilst higher education is a must; it’s also important to find work placements and get some ‘real’ work experience in teaching. You have to show you’re worthy enough, and it’s important to remain determined.

Actively approaching schools for placements and taking a direct approach can be beneficial. So if you want to become a teacher, then make sure you’re getting the right qualifications and the right experience, because it could increase your opportunities of getting the job you desire.

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Creating a Cover letter

Posted on November 6, 2013 at 9:47 am

In our daily living, we will have to send out a resume on several occasions. Every time one requires sending their resume, they will need to include a cover letter. This is mainly because the cover letter is the most appropriate way of introduction to the potential employer. Therefore, an individual will require following some rules before sending the resume along with the cover letter.  Before writing the letter, it is important to consider your experience in relation with your potential employer. In addition, a cover letter should follow the right format. It should follow a standard business letter and should not exceed one page, and the information provided should follow a systematic order. The information should include how one came to learn about the job, qualifications and mention the resume. Finally, it is important to proofread the cover letter to correct common mistakes, which might stand in the way for a successful application.

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Teaching Assistants – More important than some may think

Posted on October 18, 2013 at 10:54 am

As many of you are aware, it is not always a case of teachers being the only individuals left in control of a class, some have their own assistants, and these individuals can be extremely important to a child’s education.

Teaching assistants tend to be found in primary school classrooms, and their job doesn’t just include making a cup of tea for the teacher, they often have to impart their wisdom, and help the students engage and learn.

Often, teaching assistants will have their own selection of students to teach, occasionally those who have trouble concentrating, or those who may be falling behind in terms of the level they are at. In some cases teaching assistants are often given the children known for misbehaving and disrupting the class, but whatever collection of students they work with, they have to stay in control.

This can be difficult, because even young children can notice orders being given from teachers to teaching assistants, and they may feel less of an obligation to pay attention, perhaps they may have less respect, and this is why being a good teaching assistant is an extremely important job.

Being a teaching assistant is now becoming a career; rather than a job as a platform to becoming a teacher, and UKElearning now how important they are, so if you’re a teacher, a student or a parent, familiarise yourself with your teaching assistant (or your child’s teaching assistant), and treat them with the respect they deserve.

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Controlling the Classroom

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

No matter what school a teacher works at, controlling a classroom is an important part of a teacher’s job.

Supply teachers arguable have the most difficult job, because they have to step into a classroom of unfamiliar students, and use their skills, as best they can, to ensure the classroom is controlled. Each teacher will have their own approach, some may be stricter than others and for supply teachers, it may not be the best method, because you won’t be able to gain any respect from the students or children, and they are unlikely to automatically follow orders by a ‘stranger’.

For teachers struggling to maintain control in the class, we are providing a few tips:

  • Stay calm, don’t show any signs of anxiety, show that you feel comfortable, and first impressions are important.
  • Students demand respect, so make sure when you walk in, you treat them as you would like to be treated
  • Show authority when it is needed. It’s vital to make sure you sniff out any misbehaviour immediately, so it doesn’t spread throughout the classroom.
  • Organise your lesson, split the lesson into different categories, and let the student know what is to come. There may be a activities they dislike, and some they like, so by including various activities, you’re more likely to keep them engaged.


Controlling the class doesn’t have to be too difficult, some teachers are natural, but it can require hard work. If you can keep some of this advice in your mind at all times, we’re certain you’ll be able to control the class, consequently becoming a better teacher in the process.

Posted in Education

Fun Primary School Teaching Activities That Make Learning Really Fun

Posted on October 11, 2013 at 11:05 am

Primary school are the most important years for all kids going to school. This is because primary school is what lays down the educational foundation for these children to build off of for the future. They are not only developing their literacy skills. They are also nurturing motor skills and math skills that they will continue to grow with for years to come. Therefore, primary school should be made very fun and challenging, and the way to do this is with the use of fun primary school teaching activities that make learning really fun. When learning is really fun, kids will want to return to it, again and again.

Some very fun primary school teaching activities do include the following. One of these very fun primary school teaching activities involves writing down some different things that students have done in their lives or things that describe children. They should be a list of simple sentences that kids can read and understand. This little game is called facts about friends and it meant to encourage students getting to know each other better. Students are able to sign their names next to the sentence that best describes him or her. Then the teacher makes copies of all the lists once they are signed by students. The students then must write something extra and descriptive about themselves next to the original sentence that they signed their name off on originally. Forming relay races between the kids in the class to learn the alphabet is also another fun concept. Divide all of the students in the classroom into teams of three to five kids. Give each child a piece of chalk. Each student, one at a time, should go up to the chalkboard and write a letter of the alphabet. Each student that goes up to the board must continue the next letter of the alphabet and continue to build it on from there. Whatever team ends up writing the entire alphabet correctly by all letters does win the alphabet relay race.

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Be a supply teacher in Bedford

Posted on September 28, 2013 at 10:30 am

There are many supply teacher Bedford jobs available. There are vacancies to fill in not only in Bedford but also in the surrounding counties. The openings are both for primary and secondary school levels. Among the most vacancies that are advertised are supply teacher Bedford jobs in Science and Biology, RE, Art, Food Technology, Business Studies, ICT, English, PE, History and many others.
If you are looking to work as a supply teacher in Bedford for the first time then you need to know some tips to make your move smarter and more likely to succeed. First of all, you will need a car, because you might be called to work pretty far from your home. Second, you need to be able to deal well with short notice placements, as they are mostly the rule in this field. If you have formal education to be a teacher but you still did not find your first permanent position or maybe you are just not ready to commit yet to a full time teaching role, then being a supply teacher in Bedford shouldn’t be such a difficult task for you.

Before starting your search for available supply teacher Bedford positions you need to know well what to expect from this kind of jobs and how to prepare yourself from them.

In general, the placement agencies for supply teachers can work in two ways. They may book you in advance for a certain school or you might get an early call in the morning you need to supply. If they use to give morning calls then you might expect them to call you between 7:15am and 8am. It’s good to be flexible in your schedule because that way you increase your chances to get more supply work opportunities. But in case that getting to a school in a rush is an inconvenience for you then tell the agencies about that.

You also have to decide on what year groups are you prepared to work with and let the agencies know about your qualifications and preferences. Of course, the more flexible you’ll be the more supply work opportunities will get.

To increase your chances to get into an available position fast would be better to register with a good placement agency. One of the best agencies for placement of supply teachers in the Bedford area is Simply Education. They can help you in your research for a supply teacher job with a team of highly trained professional consultants. The agency has a good expertise on the local employment market for supply teaching positions. Before your booking you get a fully briefing with one of their consultants. Besides the calls they also use SMS and email to transmit your booking details.
Also important for you to know is the fact that Simply Education offer extremely competitive rates based on your experience and skills. They also take in consideration the location, the length and the nature of booking. For long term positions they offer higher rates.

Working in supply teaching positions is a good way of getting experience for your future teaching career. You can learn many things and acquire a lot of experience. Try to find your next supply teaching job through Simply Education placement agency and you’ll increase your chances of success.

Posted in Education, Jobs

Interview Tips

Posted on August 7, 2013 at 10:05 am

Interviews are done for several reasons. For instance when hunting for a job, one goes through a job interview. It is worth noting that for one to successfully go through the interview, he or she should have the right interview tips. Some of these tips include; having neat and appropriate attire depending on the type of firm that is interviewing you, doing thorough practice on how to answer interview questions, always being on time for the interview and always try to stay as calm as possible during the interview.

When answering questions always be brief and straight to the point. Do not give long and unnecessary stories. It is very important that you try as much as possible to avoid common interview mistakes. For instance it is not advisable to make or answer calls during interview. Therefore to avoid such scenario, you rather put off your phone to avoid distractions.

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Advantages of Online Recruitment Agencies

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 12:04 pm

The advent of the internet has revolutionized literally everything you can think of. The recruitment process has not been spared either as recruitment agencies have been forced to embrace changes in their day to day operations. This explains the surging popularity of online recruitment.

There many benefits of having online recruitment agencies. The huge database makes it easy for employers to get the right people to work for them. The response you get by advertising a job posting in an online agency is greater and faster compared to posting the same Ad in a newspaper.

With online recruitment agencies, employers can recruit from any country or a specific one for that matter. There is even better news – the Ads are not expensive at all. So, if you are out looking for people to work in your firm then why not try an online recruitment agency? You will save both time and money.

Posted in Education

Welcome to UK e-Learning!

Posted on July 11, 2013 at 10:04 am

Welcome to UK e-Learning!

Search and find resources for education, schools and universities, news, updates and teaching jobs in UK.

Posted in Education