Dear James, or anyone else that can help (!) After far too many applications I finally have an interview for a KS1 (NQT) teaching post. This will be my second. Feedback from the last one was positive.... but I still didn't get the job. My question is: how do I make my 20min Letter & Sounds lesson stand out from the crowd?? I am heading towards a review of the previous phonemes/graphemes. Then teach the 'new' grapheme, to practise I am planning on playing buried treasure. To apply can they answer questions that are on a card (with yes or no answers). I would use the apply session to assess the children. Is buried treasure too obvious??? I am intending to play this with the resources that I have made instead of using ICT (the school are trying to move away from using ICT during literacy reading activities). My second question, about the 2nd part of the interview (if I am not being too cheeky!) is: how do I prepare for a presentation (audience & topic to be advised on the day)? This terrifies me as I am not usually very good at talking about things I don't feel prepared for.... Thank you!