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23 Feb
BSA training: Enjoying your interview
23 Feb 2021 10:00 - 23 Feb 2021 13:00



BSA training

Title: Enjoying your interview


Date: February 23, 2021
Time: 10:00 - 13:00 
Speaker: Mark Robinson, BSA Senior Consultant

This two-hour virtual training session will allow delegates to focus on elements of the recruitment and interview process that can be stressful and challenging, and build in techniques and tips to reduce this stress throughout the process.


  • Applications forms, letters and CVs
  • Preparation for the day and dressing for success
  • Speaking their language, building rapport and influencing people
  • Build your confidence and lose the nerves.



Speaker: Mark Robinson BSA Senior Consultant
Mark has a Product Design Degree from Brunel University and a PGCE.  His first post in independent education was as Assistant Master at Christ’s Hospital in Horsham where he held several positions including Assistant Housemaster to a junior boy’s boarding house. After five years he moved on to Ardingly College in West Sussex as a Head of Department and Housemaster to a joint day and boarding house.  Mark has been an inspector on boarding inspections, an Assistant Housemaster to a girls’ boarding house and fully involved in teaching up to ‘A‘ Level.

In 2002 Mark gave up teaching to set up Mentor Education Services Ltd, a business offering education-related consultancy services to the independent sector, initially training, interview coaching and professional development but also marketing and pre-inspection to schools both in the independent and maintained sector.

Mark was appointed as Assistant Director of Training for the Boarding Schools’ Association in 2010, where he continued offering training and consultancy to independent and state schools both in the UK and around the world. In 2017 he was appointed as Deputy Head Pastoral at Collège du Léman in Switzerland, a large international boarding and day school. After gaining some further, valuable international experience, Mark returned to the UK to continue his training and consultancy in the Independent and state school sectors.


Virtual day seminar