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Interview..... but

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by kieron79, Feb 23, 2012.

  1. Hi All, Msnaged to get myself an interview in a forward thinking secondary school and got a 25 min observation coming up for an interview on the theme 'Little Britain'. it is for a deputy head of humanities job so was thinking of maybe brining citizenship into it (im a geographer) and using the idea of 'britishness'. Not sure if I'm going down the right lines here, do any of you guys have an ideas on what could be done/alternatives?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    O.K.
    Here's your answer - but not what you wanted to hear, mind you!
    Sorry, but . . . I don't give help, ideas, comments or ANYTHING about interview lessons.
    And I don't suggest that any other poster does, either.
    There are 3 main reasons for that:
    Firstly, it's got to be you, and your ideas, so that you feel comfortable about what you're doing, and so that the school sees you, and not me or somebody else. And secondly and more importantly, because <u>you</u> are the expert here, not me!
    So you will just have to sit down, think of what your aims are (including the Ofsted criteria - one of the links in the Interview Tips clickable in the Welcome thread says what schools are looking for in interview lessons),
    Take a look also at my Possible interview questions clickable in the Welcome thread
    Make sure you plan a lesson that enables children to progress, and have a plan that you will press on the observer that includes differentiation, just in case you don't get round to using it in the lesson itself.
    And a third reason is that this is a public forum, and other candidates for the same job might see the suggestions too . . . and wouldn't you look daft doing the same thing!
    One of the other Heads on this Forum recently had 4, FOUR, candidates who used a lesson that they had got from here. She recognised it.
    Wouldn't have mattered if she hadn't recognised it, because all 4 of them did the same thing, which sort of gave the game away.
    So if someone puts on here some ideas, someone else might see them and copy them.
    Well done for getting that interview, and very best of luck!
    I look forward to you starting a thread that says: Dear Theo, I got that job!
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar at 2pm on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     
  3. fair point, thanks Theo, gonna get my thinking cap on as its such a broad area to cover
     
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    That's the way to do it!
    Best wishes
    _______________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Seminars. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    I shall be doing the Win That Teaching Job seminar at 2pm on Saturday February 25th, and also the Moving into Headship or SLT seminar on Saturday 17th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop87.eventbrite.com
    www.tesweekendworkshop90.eventbrite.com
     

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