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GTP Interview

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by beckyjayne, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. Hi all,

    I have an interview next week for the GTP in secondary Drama. I have passed the Maths and English assessment and now have to give a ten minute lesson and then have an interview with the panel.

    I'm just wondering if anybody knows how long the interview itself is and how many questions they'll ask. I've prepared as much as I possibly can and now just want to get on with it really. As each day goes by I think of more things they could ask me!

    If anyone knows how long the interviews usually last that'd be a great help. Any other advice is also welcome!

    Thanks in advance! :)
  2. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    Understandable anxiety but unless you specify who the interview is with then respondents cannot advise you based on their specific knowledge of a provider. If it is a school then it will depend upon the numbers being interviewed , size of the panel etc.As a rule of thumb I find that most interviews last about an hour including the presentation. It is usual for a set number of standard questions to be asked to all candidates which are then scored. You may not get any feedback on the day particularly if there are several days of interviews scheduled.
  3. Thanks for your reply.

    The interview is actually with the Lancashire Consortium itself. Thank you for the advice though. I think it'll be about an hour too. I can't see it being much longer. Thanks again.
  4. Of course the interview is with the training provider. You would not normally have an interview with a school for GTP, as you should probably already have a relationship with the school.
    I finished my GTP last July.
    The interview was by a panel of three. It was fine, really. It was an hour long.
    I think that above all you need to show you are resilient, strong and determined.
    GTP is tough because you are a bit of an island. You are not a teacher, you are not a teaching assistant - and they are not your students. At times it can be lonely, so you need to show you are independent.
    Talk about how you want to learn from all of the teachers and see as many examples of teaching as you can. Although you are planning to specialise, I would recommend that you say you want to watch teaching of other subjects; in order to get a broader view.
    i did primary, and made it my mission to experience or teach in every year group. This has set me in really good stead. It is tiring, but will give you the edge if you can say, for example that you have observed English teaching as an add-on.
    Good luck
  5. Thanks so much for your advice. I think going and observing English is a great idea, especially as it's linked to Drama. I will definitely try and highlight my resilience and independence too. I think my main strength is that I'm hugely passionate about my subject and hopefully that will show both in the interview and in the ten minute lesson I have to teach. I've practiced and practiced and just want to get on with it now!

    Thanks again for your advice! :)

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