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EFYS Coordinator Interview help

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by Abijess23, Apr 26, 2016.

  1. Abijess23

    Abijess23 New commenter

    I have an interview on Thursday for the EYFS Coordinator position at the school I've been working in for the past 5 years. I taught in FS for my first 2 years at the school but have been in Year 1 for the past 3 years so feeling a bit nervous about the changes in the curriculum since I left and just generally being a bit out of the loop!
    I've been asked (among other activities) to present for up to 5 mins on my vision for the FS at my school and I'd like any advice on what kinds of things I should mention/ consider. I have a few ideas as a lot of my supporting statement in my application was about what I believe is important to EYFS, but without just repeating that I'm not sure what I should focus on...
    Also, being a new potential middle leader, I'm a bit nervous about the kinds of questions I might be asked in the interview. Any hits/ tips greatly appreciated!
    Thanks xxx
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Well done for getting that interview - they have already been impressed by your application.

    I suggest that you read the document that I have attached for you - it's at the end.

    Obviously, if you think about it, WE cannot say what YOUR vision will be! And anyway, things that are put on a public website could be seen by other candidates . . . so read and think about it for yourself, that would be best.

    Here - it's the post by Nomad - is some advice in general about presentations, of all levels.

    And here is the general interview advice section.

    Interviews advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    3. Preparing for Interview I suggest that you read these in this order

    Does calling for a reference mean that you've been shortlisted for interview? ***NEW ***

    Help, I've got an interview! *** The basic advice ***

    Teaching an observed lesson at interview

    Using mind-mapping for interviews *** The best-loved advice ***

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question? *** Read and note this ***

    Daft Interview Questions

    What shall I wear to the interview?

    Interviews – making a positive first impression

    How do you decide who to appoint?

    What excuse can I give for going to interview?

    Child Protection: the questions, NOT the answers

    A typical Child Protection Policy

    Two interviews and a dilemma

    Interview feedback - they blamed my experience, but they knew that when they shortlisted me!

    SLT interviews - possible questions

    In-tray exercises. Deputy Head

    Assistant Head interviews

    General interview questions

    Questions to ask at the end of your interview

    On here we have a very nice tradition that when you actually get a job, you start a brand-new thread (not adding it to this one - a brand-new thread) where you tell us your good news. You call it Dear Theo - I got that job! and this gives everyone a chance to congratulate you. It also gives them hope and inspiration for their own jobseeking, to see you successful.

    Make sure you congratulate someone when you see a thread like that!

    So I will end by saying that we look forward to seeing your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes


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