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Interview with year 2 help...

Discussion in 'Primary' started by chetna, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. Hi all

    I have an interview on Friday with a year 2 class, I have never taught year 2 so stressing out. It has to be a 45 min literacy lesson. I have to assess the children's literacy skills, haven't a clue what to plan, pls help.
  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    You are presumably a primary trained teacher and have planned and delivered such lessons to other year groups? If you were to be appointed and the head decided that next year you must take a Y2 class, what will you do - ask for all your lesson plans from TES posters? Heads tend to ask you to teach something outside your comfort zone to see if you can do it, because they need teachers who can teach all your year groups.
    Think of the best lesson you've done, which assessed children's literacy skills, with whichever classes you've taught before. Then re-design it for Y2.
    But you need to do this yourself - if someone else does it for you, you're not selling the head of this school your skills, are you?
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Yes, Middlemarch is quite right.
    The school has to see what you can do.
    And there's another big risk here. One of the other Headteachers here had a job recently where 4, FOUR, of the six people being interviewed used a lesson suggested on the TES.
    Which she recognised, of course.
    And since all 4 of them used the same one, even if she hadn't recognised it, she would have smelled a rat.
    So you need to plan and deliver your own lesson. You will feel more confident with that too.
    Pop over to the JobSeekers Forum and read the Interview clickables inside the Welcome thread - they will help you with general preparation for the interview.
    You've done well to get shortlisted - now go and show them how well you can teach!
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    The next Workshops I'm doing that still have vacancies are on Sunday 13th and Friday 25th February. There is also a specialist Workshop for applications to SLT on Saturday February 19th.
    Go to https://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storyCode=6060678 for more details of these and other seminars.
    Look forward to seeing you!


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