I was trying to post on the interview questions thread but couldn't find a way to reply without quoting someone else! Perhaps someone can help so that I can add my questions. I also wanted to ask how you would answer this question: A child comes to school one day and the day is not going well for them and they are feeling sad. How would you deal with this? Or, a rephrased version is: A child is experiencing diffculties at home which is impacting upon their behaviour. What would you do? I answered question 1 with 'distract them by giving them a special job to do involving their interests like sorting out their favourite toys, involving their friends if possible.' I answered the second question with reference to school behavioural policy and helping the child to make more positive behavioural choices. I have a feeling that there is a gap in my knowledge about supporting the emotional aspects of learning...would I be right? How would you deal witht hese scenarios?