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Dear Theo - unseen written task

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by lizrbaldwin, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. I have interview next week for a year 5/6 class teacher post. As part of the process I have to complete an unseen written task. Has anyone experienced this before and anyone got any ideas what this could possibly be about.Thanks
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Probably some marking, or levelling, or looking at list of achievement levels and identifying pupils for G&T or extra support, is my guess.
    Well done for getting that interview! Go to the Welcome thread and read the interview clickables to get tips to help you prepare.
    I look forward to you starting a new thread called called Dear Theo - I got that Job!
    Good luck.
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
  3. Thanks Theo
  4. I had an unseen written task when I was interviewed for my current job. It turned out to be writing a letter of introduction to the parents of my new class. I found out subsequently that the reason they included it in the process was that the previous post holder had very poor handwriting and grammar which was not helpful when he marked children's books!
  5. I had an unseen task in an interview just before Christmas.
    I was taken into a room where there were several objects on the table and I had to write a cross-curricular lesson plan using one of the objects. I didn't do very well at it - it was 8.30am!

    Then it was straight into a presentation and then formal interview - with 8 on the panel. Not one of my better interviews!

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