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Interview at a small school

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by fuzzle, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. I have an interview coming up which is at a small village school.
    The school shares a headteacher with another small school in the next village.
    I had an interview in a similar school a couple of months ago and was asked about the impact of having a shared headteacher and how I would 'cope' with it (I can't remember the exact words.)
    I don't think I answered particularly well so does anyone have any pointers/suggestions?
     
  2. I have an interview coming up which is at a small village school.
    The school shares a headteacher with another small school in the next village.
    I had an interview in a similar school a couple of months ago and was asked about the impact of having a shared headteacher and how I would 'cope' with it (I can't remember the exact words.)
    I don't think I answered particularly well so does anyone have any pointers/suggestions?
     
  3. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Does it refer to a shared vision across the two schools? That you'd have to work on your own cognizance more? It really does depend how small the school, what the job spec states etc.
    I actually don't know if you'd be asked that specific question. You might be asked about the challenge of working in a small school, having to share so many subject responsiblities among few staff, challenge of family groupings, ensuring & monitoring individual progress etc. and a whole host of other possible questions.
     
  4. Thank you Lara.
    I think the last interview in a small school asked what challenges I would envisage with the headteacher not being there all the time.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed and hope I can answer in a way they like!
     

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