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Dear Theo - Student panel

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by bannoffee, Feb 1, 2016.

  1. bannoffee

    bannoffee New commenter

    Dear Theo,

    I'm applying for PGCE places, and have an upcoming interview with a School Direct provider. As well as the usual formal interview and mini-lesson, I also have an interview with a student panel.

    Do you have any advice as to what to expect for this, as it's rather thrown me a bit (particularly as it's the first part of the interview day!).

    Thank you!
  2. splinters

    splinters Established commenter

    I have experienced a few of these. One was delivered by a group of articulate young people asking questions about how I could benefit their schooling...great.
    Another one was a farce asking me to tell a joke and 'if I were a biscuit, what would I be'...I withdrew from that interview process.
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Yes, really daft!

    Daft Interview Questions

    You can do a Search Forums - at top of each page, for "student panel" and "pupil panel" and get details from people who have gone through the same experience.

    Have you seen the general Interview advice by the way? Tag me @TheoGriff if not, and I'll give you a link.

    Best wishes

  4. bannoffee

    bannoffee New commenter

    Thank you! I'm feeling much more prepared now. Yes, I've been reading (and re-reading!) all your wonderful advice - and indeed have already received an offer, so am completely convinced of your brilliance! :) Now just taking deep breaths - and trying to think of what kind of biscuit I would be...
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    (The missing thumbs-up emoticon)


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