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Asst/Dep Headship interview question - what have you done that has been UNSUCCESSFUL and what have you learnt from this?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by creativelady, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Hi All,

    I am currently applying for Assistant/Deputy Headships and had an interview recently during which one of the initial questiosn asked was "tell us about something that you did which was unsuccessful and how you dealt with that and learnt from it".
    Just wondering what they are wanting to hear?
    The internal candidate was actually appointed, but the feedback that I was given suggested that they were primarily wanting a teacher, therefore wanted to hear about an incident/event whilst teaching that was unsuccessful.
    I was also asked what I would do to take the school to outstanding and the feedback was that I was critical of the school. I have the feeling that the internal candidate was already lined up for the job, which is fair enough but my feedback was very much 'brushed over'. I can take constructive criticism and want to learn from it but it was more of a case of getting the phone call over and done with as quickly as possible.

    Any help welcomed and very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Hi All,

    I am currently applying for Assistant/Deputy Headships and had an interview recently during which one of the initial questiosn asked was "tell us about something that you did which was unsuccessful and how you dealt with that and learnt from it".
    Just wondering what they are wanting to hear?
    The internal candidate was actually appointed, but the feedback that I was given suggested that they were primarily wanting a teacher, therefore wanted to hear about an incident/event whilst teaching that was unsuccessful.
    I was also asked what I would do to take the school to outstanding and the feedback was that I was critical of the school. I have the feeling that the internal candidate was already lined up for the job, which is fair enough but my feedback was very much 'brushed over'. I can take constructive criticism and want to learn from it but it was more of a case of getting the phone call over and done with as quickly as possible.

    Any help welcomed and very much appreciated.

    Thanks in advance
     

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