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Skype Interviews

After your initial online registration, your Australian consultant will contact you about the different options in regards to teaching in the UK. If you are looking for a full time teaching job in the UK then you will need to go through a Skype interview!

Once you discuss your teaching options with your consultant we can then match you to suitable vacancies. A full description of the school, vacancy and area will be given to you, along with an idea of the type of questions and style of interview you will face. We will also provide you with the school's most recent Ofsted report; this is a comprehensive government report which discusses a lot of aspects of the school (such as the senior staff, attitude of the students, behaviour and level of learning.) Sample Ofsted reports can be found here!

Schools, interviewers and interview styles do vary greatly. Some prefer an informal approach, other require a more rigorous approach. However these common topics are often covered by the interviewer:

  •     Teaching experience, type of schools worked at
  •     Subject knowledge and experience
  •     Behaviour management techniques/approaches
  •     Extracurricular activities offered
  •     Knowledge of the position, the school and its surroundings


It is wise to be able to offer some questions of your own:

  •     How would you describe the academic level of your students?
  •     What resources are available and what should I supply?
  •     How many staff work in the department/year group/school?
  •     Are any programmes of study pre-planned?
  •     Do teachers usually plan units of work individually or as a team?
  •     How many contact hours make up a typical teaching week?
  •     What is the possibility of the position lasting longer?
  •     What subjects would make up my teaching timetable?
  •     Could this timetable change once the school term begins?
  •     What work should be prepared before taking up this position?
  •     What extra curricular responsibilities can I expect?
  •     How many after hour school events should teachers attend?

After your Skype interview your local Protocol Education consultant and their UK counterpart will be in touch to give feedback and hopefully make you a job offer!


Interested in finding out more about full time teaching jobs in England? You can find out more here!

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