Hi everyone, such an amazing forum this is. Just discovered yesterday and been reading through threads for my interview on friday. I have my first interview coming up for LSA role supporting pupils with SEND, I am so nervous!! I want to do this right but the email says the interview will last 4.5 hours, will involve preparing to deliver a small group Literacy activity to 3 Year 7 students with low literacy skills not meeting age related expectation on any form of Literacy. Has anyone got any advice about this? What to do-not to do? There's also formal interview part, I prepared many examples from my experience etc. but struggled to find right answers for couple of questions: · How do you assess and report progress? · What is your understanding of supporting high-quality teaching and learning? · What is your understanding of your role in effective performance management? · Give me an example of when you've had a rude student who refused to cooperate. (really appreciate if you have examples on that) · How would you contribute to the wider community? · What do you think are the main differences between supporting a small group of pupils with SEN and supporting an individual child with complex needs? · The pupil you are supporting is disruptive during a lesson. They are putting off or distracting other children in the class. Which is most important in that situation? Is it the needs of the pupil you are supporting? The needs of the other pupils? or The teacher’s ability to continue with the lesson? · The pupil you are supporting has completed a particular section of learning, but you notice that another pupil with SEN is struggling with it. Would you offer support to the other pupil, even if it meant leaving your pupil while you moved to another desk? - What would you do if a child was bored? · What do you think is the best way to motivate pupils? (I know there's explicit rewards like sweets but I feel like there must be sth internal?!) · Some people say you should demand respect from children. Do you agree or disagree, and why? Many thanks in advance!