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First TA interview

Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by Lottie03, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Hi - I have my first TA (level one) job interview this Wednesday.
    The first part is a twenty minute lesson to a Reception class - for this I will read 'What The Ladybird Heard' and do a bit on the sounds in the book.
    The second part, if successful from the first, is an interview.
    Does anyone have any tips for either of these parts/or just general TA interview tips?
    I really appreciate any help!
    Thanks! Xxx
     
  2. Hi - I have my first TA (level one) job interview this Wednesday.
    The first part is a twenty minute lesson to a Reception class - for this I will read 'What The Ladybird Heard' and do a bit on the sounds in the book.
    The second part, if successful from the first, is an interview.
    Does anyone have any tips for either of these parts/or just general TA interview tips?
    I really appreciate any help!
    Thanks! Xxx
     
  3. chocolateworshipper

    chocolateworshipper Occasional commenter

    Hi. I am KS2, but some of my experience may help. I was asked about my skills in maths and literacy, and in using IT. I was asked what my strengths and weaknesses are. I was asked what I would do if I was on playground duty and I saw physical fighting. I was asked what I thought the role was, and what I could bring to the role. When you are reading to the class, I am sure they will be looking for behaviour management (you won't know the school policy at this point, so I would assume they are looking for you to set your expectations, and then ask any disruptive children to be quiet / sit still). If any disruptive child continues after being asked once, I would probably get them to come and sit next to you. I hope you get lots of good advice on here, and good luck!
     
  4. Thank you @chocolateworshipper for the interview pointers, will have a think about my answers for those.
    Also thank you for the behaviour management idea, I will certainly look out for ways of using that.
     

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