Hi everyone Now that I've had time to process the whole experience, I would like to try helping other people with the sort of interview questions to expect. Obviously every school is different, and this is aimed more at primary applicants, but some questions were very general and open and will hopefully at least give ideas of what to think about. I can't remember the exact wording of most questions but will try my best! 1) Why are you interested in this position? 2) What are your main strengths as a teacher? After being asked this in all 3 interviews, my advice would be to have 2 points you can talkabout in detail and 1 or 2 further strengths you can mention briefley in case asked "anything else?" 3) How do you approach behaviour management? 4) What strategies could you use for particularly disruptive pupils? 5) What does high quality learning look like in your classroom? This question stumped me a bit at first - what does it look like? - but realised not to take it too literally and discused teaching strategies, how to involve all pupils, creative ideas, assessment for learning, displays to support learning, organising other adults 6) How can you contribute to the wider school community? (i.e. subject specialisms, extra-curricular activities) 7) Explain the different approaches you use to assessment 8) How will you try to ensure equality of opportunity? Well that's all I can remember at the moment. Hopefully it helps someone. But (not meaning to be patronising or sound like I have years of experience, I'm still a newbie, this is just my observation!) I did <u>much</u> better when I talked honestly about my skills and experience than when I tried to prepare really structured answers to particular questions. Before the interview which I was successful in, I just spent some time thinking about what I have to offer, why they should want me and how I could give examples and gear them to the needs and ethos of the school. It helped that the school ethos is really in tune with my own. I think head teachers notice and are impressed when you talk naturally and honestly and with your own feeling and passion behind it.