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Dear Theo, What do I take with me?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by anon261, Feb 3, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo and all,
    I'm primary trained but have just secured an interview for a secondary maths teaching position. I don't have very much teaching experience in secondary school and I'm an NQT, but have quite a lot of experience training adults. I'm not sure what to take with me. My primary lesson plans are from 2008 so are quite old too and I don't have anything that includes Afl activities [​IMG].
    What would I be expected to take - they haven't asked to see a portfolio of work but I'm planning on taking one, just in case!!
    Thank you
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Great news about the interview! I knew somebody would want tto snapo you up.
    Frankly, as you have a Maths degree, all you need to do is go in, and prove that you are alive and breathing . . .
    It is not usual to take a portfolio for secondary jobs. If you don't have strong secondary stuff to show, it may not be worth taking it, since they haven't requested one.
    Make sure that you prepare well by using the Interview clickables inside the Welcome thread. so you can start a new thread called: Dear Theo - I got that job!
    Fingers crossed for you.
    ____________________________________________________________
    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. lol - hope I do myself justice then!!
    Excellent news - I'll not bother. - I have to plan and teach a lesson anyway, so they'll be able to see how I plan and teach from that!

    Thanks, Theo! [​IMG]

     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Really got my fingers crossed here . . .
    ____________________________________________________________
    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 http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     

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