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Dear Theo (and others) - In tray exercise (Class teacher post)

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Bobby_Carrot, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. I have managed to secure an interview for after half term (finally broke through the applications drought LOL - I was starting to worry there for a minute). Anyway they have asked me to teach a lesson and given a very clear focus and level to work at... the usual interview type thing. They also state there will be a 45 minute in-tray exercise. I have never done one of these for a class teacher post so what is this likely to involve?
    Has anyone else done one? What was in it?
    I was pondering that it might be some work to mark or level. Any other ideas? I guess the main thing is everyone is going in to it blind.
     
  2. I have managed to secure an interview for after half term (finally broke through the applications drought LOL - I was starting to worry there for a minute). Anyway they have asked me to teach a lesson and given a very clear focus and level to work at... the usual interview type thing. They also state there will be a 45 minute in-tray exercise. I have never done one of these for a class teacher post so what is this likely to involve?
    Has anyone else done one? What was in it?
    I was pondering that it might be some work to mark or level. Any other ideas? I guess the main thing is everyone is going in to it blind.
     
  3. ihatemondays

    ihatemondays New commenter

    Well done on getting an interview, we recently interviewed for a classroom teacher (secondary), as inbox exercises we gave the candidates an externally moderated piece of coursework to remark. Other tasks we have previously used- looking at class data or SEN information (no student names on them), reviewing a SOW, or writing ideas for a class assembly.
    Good luck.
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well done for getting that interview - you must be pleased to have been shortlisted after the drought!
    Yes, all those are good ideas. Plus levelling a piece of work. Or writing a letter to the parents to introduce yourself.
    The thing is to think What is my aim here? Then go at the task in a logical manner.
    Make sure that your lesson plan includes differentiation, and force it on the observer, just in case you don't actually need it in the lesson. And of course read the interview clickables inside the Welcome thread!
    Best wishes
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