I have my first ever teaching interview on Wednesday and it's in an independent high achieving girls' school. I'm a MFL student teacher, who went to an independent girls' school herself, but even so, I don't know what to expect at an interview! The job advert was a little confusing, as they said they wanted French or German to A Level and Spanish to KS4. I can do French to A Level, and in theory German as well (although I haven't taught it on my placements), but I don't do Spanish. At all. Am therefore a bit surprised they've asked me to interview, since they said Spanish was 'essential'. I can, however, teach Mandarin Chinese to KS4. Do you think this is what has attracted them to me? I'm not really sure what they'll focus on during the interview. Have to teach a 25 minute French lesson to a Y8 mixed set. Am yet to plan. Any advice on any differences in teaching styles in the independent sector? Do these schools frown upon games, for example? I use a lot of these with my own Y8s, but my placement is in a state school. I also haven't been informed of the itinerary of the day, whether it's interview or lesson first, or how many candidates are being interviewed. Is this normal? Have a second interview on Thursday at a state school which has told me all of this. Thanks in advance for any help!