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Assistant Head job interview- advice needed on an exciting presentation

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by fabby, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. Hi
    I have to do a presentation after half term for an Assistant Head job on the topic of raising standards in teaching. I am not allowed to use powerpoint. Does anyone have any ideas for how to make the presentation interesting and engaging? Can anyone think of any other crucial topics to mention other than: AFL, personalised learning, motivation, analysing data,monitoring?
    Thank you

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Just a quick question.
    Is it raising standards in teaching i.e. teachers, or in learning, i.e. pupils ?
    Makes a difference to what you include . . .
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshop I'm doing that still has vacancies is on Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  3. It is raising standards in teaching and learning.
  4. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    As a head, what I want in an AHT (or deputy) is someone speaking from the heart and the head, using ideas and methods they believe in. The risk if you take others' ideas (even for presentation) is that they're not yours, not what you would usually do and it looks contrived and false. Do what you're comfortable doing - people doing somethinmg they've never done before sticks out a mile at interview.
    The best presentations don't have gimmicks, whistles and bells (and that's why they've banned PowerPoint), they involve the candidate speaking from the heart - without notes - about what they believe is excellent practice, giving ideas and examples from their own experience.
    What I don't want - and I'm saying this to be supportive, not to put you down in the least, or scupper your chances - is someone who cannot think for him/herself.


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