Hi all, Until recently I lived in one part of the UK. There almost every teaching interview I heard of followed the same format (not necessarily in this order): interview lesson of 15-30 mins; tour of the school; coffee or lunch with department; interview; possible pupil interview. The expectation was that class details would be provided or given upon asking for them and that you could order practical kit for science lessons in advance. I've recently moved and have applied for a new post. I've been invited to interview and have been asked to prepare a full one hour class on a topic of my chosing which will be shortly followed by time to prepare for another full one hour class which we will be given the topic details for on the day. We've been told the year group but that we will be given all other class info on the day, making prep even more difficult! On top of this there's aninterview, bringing and sharing of resources and a few other activities. I have no problems with this interview day as a concept. In fact, it seems like a slightly better way, in some ways, to find good teachers than watching just a 15 minute polished interview lesson. However, I would be keen to hear if other people would also view this as 'excessive' relative to other interviews they have had or seen? I feel you can tell a lot about a place by how they interview and if interview workload is already 4x that of most other establishments then what could working there be like? Thanks for your wisdom and opinions!