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Dear Theo and all jobseekers, I have an MFL interview on Thurs. Please help!!

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by welshchocoholic1, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Occasional commenter

    Dear Theo, and all jobseekers. I have an MFL interview. Please help!!

    Have an interview for a French Teacher on Thurs, which I'm pleased about, but only my 2nd one in a long time so am a bit rusty. Wondering what kind of interview questions everyone else has been having. Also have to teach a mixed ability class year 9 something to do with Tourism. Again, any help or suggestions would be useful. Thanks x
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting that interview!
    Sorry, but . . . I don't give help, ideas, comments or ANYTHING about interview lessons.
    And I don't suggest that any other poster does, either.
    There are 3 main reasons for that:
    Firstly, it's got to be you, and your ideas, so that you feel comfortable about what you're doing, and so that the school sees you, and not me or somebody else. And secondly and more importantly, because <u>you</u> are the expert here, not me!
    So you will just have to sit down, think of what your aims are (including the Ofsted criteria - one of the links in the Interview Tips clickable in the Welcome thread on the JobSeekers Forum says what schools are looking for in interview lessons),
    Take a look also at my Possible interview questions clickable in the Welcome thread
    Make sure you plan a lesson that enables children to progress, and have a plan that you will press on the observer that includes differentiation, just in case you don't get round to using it in the lesson itself.
    And a third reason is that this is a public forum, and other candidates for the same job might see the suggestions too . . . and wouldn't you look daft doing the same thing!
    One of the other Heads on this Forum recently had 4, FOUR, candidates who used a lesson that they had got from the Primary Forum on here. She recognised it.
    Wouldn't have mattered if she hadn't, because all 4 of them did the same thing, which sort of gave the game away.
    Heads expect you to prepare your own lesson, so I'm afraid that you're going to have to sit down and work on it.
    But do go and look at the advice in the Welcome thread here on the JobSeekers Forum
    Best of luck!
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice 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, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     
  3. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Occasional commenter

    Thank you for your advice. I have a lesson sorted now - roughly. Just tidying it up. Have also looked at the Possible interview questions. Yep makes sense really as everyone would see the same thing - doh! Sorry just panicking and wasn't really thinking.
     
  4. welshchocoholic1

    welshchocoholic1 Occasional commenter

    Thank you so much for your advice Loupoupo. Really helpful. x
     

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