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Curriculum Leader TLR1 interview.

Discussion in 'Design and technology' started by Dandolf, May 7, 2012.

  1. I have been shortlisted for a Curriculum Leader Position TLR1 - was wondering what sort of interview questions and activities I might be expecting on the day. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  2. I have been shortlisted for a Curriculum Leader Position TLR1 - was wondering what sort of interview questions and activities I might be expecting on the day. Any advice would be much appreciated.
     
  3. Spencer_DT

    Spencer_DT Occasional commenter

    Quite expansive this one..
    Is it for an internal post, within your current department? If so what is your position in the dept right now?
     
  4. Spencer_DT

    Spencer_DT Occasional commenter

    Ok,

    Well with six years experience you will be ideal and it's a progression for you not a side step so this will go in your favour.
    I have interviewed a number of staff over the years and have asked all manner of questions but these are often specific to my school and the department. However general q's could include: how will you be able to further develop or progress the dept, where do you see the dept in say 3-5 years. How do you think you will perform when working within a new team and then how do you plan on leading this new team. What support or advice do you feel you may need to perform in your duties. Budget wise, are there any requirements you had in mind. Why do you want to be a HOD, can you show examples of your own students work, your SOW. How do you use data to enhance or monitor performance and if so which data are you most familiar with.

    I hope these give you a rough guideline, please take any advice with a pinch of salt, these are the types of things I would ask but am by no means an expert. Good luck either way and let us know how you get on.

    Cheers

    Spencer
     
  5. I used these to prepare:


    <font size="3">What is the difference between leadership and management?</font>


    <font size="3">What is DATA and what does it look like?</font>


    <font size="3">What contributions have you made to whole school progress?</font>


    <font size="3">What do you think is your preferred management/leadership
    style?</font>


    <font size="3">What changes have you put into place within your own
    department that have had a positive impact?</font>


    <font size="3">How comfortable would you be with disciplining a member of
    your dept?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you support a member of your dept that was having
    t&L/ behaviour etc issues?</font>


    <font size="3">What are the ingredients of a good lesson?</font>


    <font size="3">How do you develop an understanding of teaching so it
    actually improves learning and results?</font>


    <font size="3">Tell us about an innovative development that you have led in
    the last year?</font>


    <font size="3">What are the essential elements of a good curriculum design
    with D&T?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you raise the profile of D&T in the school
    community? Wider community?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you build an effective team?</font>


    <font size="3">What are the main elements of effective assessment in
    D&T?</font>


    <font size="3">How do you raise the quality of T&L in D&T?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you monitor standards in the dept?</font>


    <font size="3">SEF? What is it? What areas would you include for
    development if the dept?</font>


    <font size="3">What is meant by AFL?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you raise the profile of literacy and numeracy within
    D&T?</font>


    <font size="3">What is more important teaching, learning or behaviour?</font>


    <font size="3">Where do you want the dept/subject to be in 3 years time?</font>


    <font size="3">What would you do differently in the dept?</font>


    <font size="3">How would you deal with underachieving students?</font>


    <font size="3">You are given a small budget, how do you prioritise where it
    is spent?</font>


    <font size="3">What will be your priorities in the first 4 weeks in the
    role?</font>


    <font size="3">What issues/ concerns do you have about taking on the job
    role?</font>


    <font size="3">What are my strengths and weakness and how will they effect
    me as a HoD?</font>


     
  6. Thank you so much both of you. I will work through them all and be as prepared as I can. Would I be required to do a presentation or do these type of interviews tend to be similar to normal clasroom teacher interviews with the questions focussing more on leadership and management?
     
  7. Spencer_DT

    Spencer_DT Occasional commenter

    Presentation, again that would depend on the type of school and dept. I would suggest phoning ahead first.
    Cheers and good luck

    Spencer
     
  8. However general q's could include: how will you be able to further
    develop or progress the dept, where do you see the dept in say 3-5
    years. How do you think you will perform when working within a new team
    and then how do you plan on leading this new team.[​IMG]
     
  9. I have an interview tomorrow for Curriculum lead at my current school. This has helped. Many thanks for sharing .
     

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