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A group put together for my interview...

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by mcphie58, Dec 9, 2015.

  1. mcphie58

    mcphie58 New commenter

    As part of an upcoming interview I am teaching a mixed Year 3/4 group of about 20 children who are being put together for the purpose of the activity. Obviously they will not be use to working together as a class but any suggestions about how to go about starting the session would be appreciated. I have the main part of the lesson planned - but do I spend a few minutes at the start carrying out a 'getting to know' type activity with the children...or just dive straight in?

    Thank you in advance
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    Well done on getting that interview! You have already impressed them.

    Frankly, I cannot see what you can do to get 20 children to get to know each other, or you them, in a few minutes.

    Start the learning.

    Have you found the advice articles in the professional Advice Hub? The ones on preparation for interviews?

    If not tag me thus @TheoGriff and ask.

    Best wishes
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

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    OK, so @mcphie58 couldn't manage to tag me, but sent me a PM. However as my contract doesn't allow me to reply privately, I am answering on here.

    I have included links that are not relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.


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

    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

    Don't forget if you get the job to start a brand new thread called Dear Theo - I got that job!

    This allows people to congratulate you, and gives fresh enthusiasm and hope to other jobseekers. Make sure that you congratulate someone when you see a thread like this - there is one here today!

    So to finish I'll say: I'm looking forward to your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes and good luck
     

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