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Dear Theo - No job due to lesson

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by zeps, May 18, 2012.

  1. zeps

    zeps New commenter

    I didn't get a primary job today because my lesson had too much in it and I assumed the children knew too much. The school doesn't send any info about the given children so I assume (obviously wrongly) that a Y5 would have a y4 background knowledge. Ohh, it is so frustrating. My lesson was checked by my head and deemed as fine.
    Apparently a 30 min lesson shouldn't have any recording and just keep to discussion. That I don't understand as that would be part of my assessment, wouldn't it?
    1.What do you expect to see for AFL? Usual traffic light recording on work but what to do if not recording?
    2.How do I ensure they are all engaged IF it is left to discussion, surely the quieter, less able or plain lazy ones will just let the others do the work?
    I don't understand why it was so wrong. If it were my class, then my expectations of them plus knowing their prior knowledge would have made this a success.
    Apparently interviews are to show what you can do and they want you to do well.
    Hmm, there was an internal candidate too, enough said.
     
  2. zeps

    zeps New commenter

    I didn't get a primary job today because my lesson had too much in it and I assumed the children knew too much. The school doesn't send any info about the given children so I assume (obviously wrongly) that a Y5 would have a y4 background knowledge. Ohh, it is so frustrating. My lesson was checked by my head and deemed as fine.
    Apparently a 30 min lesson shouldn't have any recording and just keep to discussion. That I don't understand as that would be part of my assessment, wouldn't it?
    1.What do you expect to see for AFL? Usual traffic light recording on work but what to do if not recording?
    2.How do I ensure they are all engaged IF it is left to discussion, surely the quieter, less able or plain lazy ones will just let the others do the work?
    I don't understand why it was so wrong. If it were my class, then my expectations of them plus knowing their prior knowledge would have made this a success.
    Apparently interviews are to show what you can do and they want you to do well.
    Hmm, there was an internal candidate too, enough said.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    How disappointing for you! Really hard, really really hard.
    Why don't you talk this over with your Head or someone else in your school? They may have some good ideas that could help you next time.
    No, don't say that. Sometimes internal candidates get it, sometimes they don't.
    The new TES is out today, sit down with a nice big bar of . . .
    [​IMG]
    Kindest regards
    ________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    For the full TES Weekend Workshop programme please visit www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars or contact advice@tes.co.uk for one-to-one sessions.
    I shall be contributing to the Moving into SLT or Headship seminar on Saturday 19 May - sorry, over-subscribed, no places left.
     
  4. Do not assume internal candidates will get posts.
    My current post is a 1 year contract.
    The job-share has been advertised for next year as the terms and conditions are changing as is the contract content.
    I am not assuming I will get the post again next year as the strengths of other applicants may well be in the areas requested by the school in the job ad which are not my main strengths.
    As such I am applying for other posts until I know for sure.
     

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