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Help with SENco interview please!

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by Sara78, May 18, 2019.

  1. Sara78

    Sara78 New commenter

    Hi everyone, I'm lucky to have my first SENco interview next week...I'm very nervous as I'm not sure what to expect. I've been told that I will have a formal interview and do two activities will be given on the day?? Has anybody had a recent SEN interview and know what the activities may be? Also questions they may ask..

    Thank you in advance
  2. Flanks

    Flanks Senior commenter

    I would expect something data based, and something scenario/paper based.
  3. Sara78

    Sara78 New commenter

    Thank you Flanks
  4. hughesa

    hughesa New commenter

    I recently had an interview where candidates were asked to complete the outcomes for a student with ADHD and compose a letter to parents.
    It's worth checking the local offer in the area and procedures for EHCPs.
  5. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    A long time ago I was already Head of Curriculum Support and going for AT with responsibility for Inclusion . I had to write transition plans for students with complex needs and come up with a model for a ( funded ) MLD Base .... I suspect that the interviewing school may give you a student profile and ask that you provide guidance for staff or there may be a data exercise ? It may give you the school’s priority learning need and ask how you may address ? ...
  6. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    Re questions and if I were the Head .... along the lines of how do you make staff accountable for FQT , identify staff training needs , make documentation fit for purpose, define ‘ progress ‘ , ensure the right climate for learning , deploy additional adults, ensure provision is cost effective... crucially vision for inclusion.... ( and unless this and ethos shared by the LT you will struggle / be wasting your time ) ... and know in advance what your success / impact criteria looks like .... remember this is about leadership and management .... and probably nettles to be grasped ....Good Luck
  7. Lucilla90

    Lucilla90 Occasional commenter

    There could be some sort of activity with a group of pupils, to see how you interact.

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