Dear Theo, I've applied for a job at a local primary for KS2 teacher post and got shortlisted - really happy about it, as the school is just down the road and I've lived in the local area for quite a while, so I know more or less what the kids/parents are like. Must say, I was pretty amazed they decided to give me the interview, because I'm an EU-trained teacher (QTS, but no NQT induction required, and still cheap as haven't been employed on mainscale yet) and I had the feeling that primary jobs are restricted to those with PGCEs in Primary Education! I've got loads of experience working with the KS2 age group and I specialise in EAL teaching, which is something the local community needs at the moment.... I have to teach a 20-minute SEAL activity around getting on and falling out - no Maths, English or Literacy! This was a bit of a surprise, very nice as the prep won't be as hard as for other subjects, but I'm wondering how can I make myself stand out and sell my other skills. I've just finished a PhD in Shakespeare and performance but don't want to go into academia after what I've experienced working in deprived schools - I have much more enthusiasm for breaking the barriers to learning than lecturing bored undergraduates. I've used SEAL before in teaching vulnerable Y7s and I've supported EAL kids in SEAL lessons, but I'm worried that I'd either keep it too simple or too "flimsy" without touching upon other skills - but in 20 minutes, I can't really incorporate writing/literacy. Or is SEAL supposed to be only about circle-time, constructive discussion, exchaning opinions and talking about feelings? A simple thing, but I'm mightily confused! The good thing is that I'm definitely going to have a formal interview afterwards, so no post-lesson selection - does that imply there's not that many candidates, or the governors have only picked people they're really interested in? I know I'm speculating and perhaps reading too much into the situation, but I thought I'd share my concerns here to get a second opinion!