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Lesson observation and feedback as part of interview process

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by TheoGriff, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Quite common nowadays - instead of looking at your teaching of just one class, they are looking at your capacity to impact on raising standards for a wider group by supporting a teacher.
    I'd take all your stuff along, just in case. Just do exactly as you would in your own school. They may have someone in there doing the same observation, to see if your judgments coincide. More or less!
    Best of luck with this, and congratulations on getting the interview.
    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.
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  2. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Yes I had to do this, some years ago now. We were not supplied with anything other than a pen and blank sheets of paper and one of the other candidates revealed afterwards he'd got the Ofsted criteria entirely wrong, so it pays to at least mug up on this stuff.
  3. Thank you both so much for your advice. Am memorising criteria just in case!
  4. Interview process was fine didn't have to give grading for lesson (but had taken evaluation schedule just in case). Unfortunately didn't get through to second part because "they needed someone with more experience"! O well thats what happens when you are a deputy up against a senior advisor and a serving head!
  5. weesteve

    weesteve New commenter

    Bad luck.
    Lame feedback - why did they even shortlist you if they didn't think you had enough experience.
    Good interview practice for you though.
  6. I have met senior advisors and serving heads that certainly should never be shortlisted for the job of HT

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