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15 minute observation

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Rmwag78, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Rmwag78

    Rmwag78 New commenter

    So I have an interview shortly for a SENCO type role.
    Along with the usual presentation, task and panel we have to teach a small group (4) of lower ks2 pupils literacy for 15 minutes...
    not long at all.
    I have asked for levels and ability (As SEN means a whole host of needs ) but no response..
    I am flitting around between all sorts of ideas as 15 Minutes is just not long at all!!
    So questions
    formal lesson plan?
    stick to an area of literacy (i.e. a themed activity on a SPaG concept so targeted)
    or a sequencing / reading type activity!?!
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Well done on getting that interview - they are impressed by you!

    So you'll maybe need a Plan B, just in case you've got it wrong.

    Yes, a formal lesson plan. And as it's only 15 minutes, have a sheet showing the continuation.

    Choose something that you have done successfully in the past, but adapting it to the level needed.

    (We won't go any more into ideas - it's against our policy to give ideas for interview lessons, for all sorts of reasons, as you can imagine!).

    Here is some general interview advice that lots of other posters have found very useful.

    Interviews advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    3. Preparing for Interview I suggest that you read these in this order

    Does calling for a reference mean that you've been shortlisted for interview? ***NEW ***

    Help, I've got an interview! *** The basic advice ***

    Teaching an observed lesson at interview

    Using mind-mapping for interviews *** The best-loved advice ***

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question? *** Read and note this ***

    Daft Interview Questions

    What shall I wear to the interview?

    Interviews – making a positive first impression

    How do you decide who to appoint?

    What excuse can I give for going to interview?

    Child Protection: the questions, NOT the answers

    A typical Child Protection Policy

    Two interviews and a dilemma

    Interview feedback - they blamed my experience, but they knew that when they shortlisted me!

    SLT interviews - possible questions

    In-tray exercises. Deputy Head

    Assistant Head interviews

    General interview questions

    Questions to ask at the end of your interview

    On here we have a very nice tradition that when you actually get a job, you started a brand-new thread (not adding it to this one - a brand-new thread) where you told us your good news. You call it Dear Theo - I got that job! and this gives everyone a chance to congratulate you. It also gives them hope and inspiration for their own jobseeking, to see you successful.

    Make sure you congratulate someone when you see a thread like that!

    So I will end by saying that we look forward to seeing your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes


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