After being in my current school for 9 years, I have applied for and been invited for an interview in another school. I am to spend 20 minutes working one - to – one with a child and assess what their learning needs might be. This session will be immediately followed by a formal interview. I emailed for more information and was told: "You will meet a child and spend 20 minutes with them during which time you need to try and identify their learning needs and what information you would share with parents, teacher and teaching assistant. That's all the information I can share. " The age is most likely to be year 3 or 4. I am experienced with working with many types of SEN however, I am struggling to know where to start. I would not normally be limited to 20 minutes to do an assessment of a child I am completely unfamiliar with and with no time to talk to their class teacher etc. regarding concerns. The job role is not classroom based and mainly for working with SpLD, SEN and providing strategies to the classroom staff. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.