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Interview at special needs school

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by urvishah, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. urvishah

    urvishah New commenter

    Hi everyone, I have an interview for the position of a learning support assistant at a special needs school for children with autism. I am currently an LSA in a secondary school so I have been through the interview process for this role, but would like to know if it is likely to be different in a special needs school?

    What sort of questions would they be likely to ask?
    Would I be observed in a practical setting?
    Any other tips from people who work in this type of school or have had any experiences of the interview stage would be much appreciated!

    Thank you all in advance
  2. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    Good luck.
    Focus on the children, how you will assess their needs using a combination of paperwork and observation.
    Talk about how you have managed to get the children you've been working with to succeed.
  4. Hiya I have an intreview at a special school that cater for the pro found disbilability like autism. And was wondering what questions they ask for a teaching assistant post.
  5. FollyFairy

    FollyFairy Occasional commenter

    Having autism does not necessarily mean a student is profoundly disabled!
    My advice - check school website for special needs they cater for, research them and think about how you could support and enable them.
    Plus, questions about safe-guarding will more than likely be asked so research this too.

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