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PSE PSHE Coordinator Interview Questions Help please!

Discussion in 'Career clinic' started by HELLOOON, May 15, 2017.


    HELLOOON New commenter


    I'm a relatively mature entrant into teaching and am currently an NQT who works part-time.

    I have an interview for PSE Coordinator coming up and wanted to know what sorts of questions would likely be asked. I have over 10 years of related work ranging from substance misuse, ESDGC, domestic abuse, exploitation, NEET's, disabilities, unemployment and social development and deprivation etc so am highly experienced in the areas but as a new teacher I have only had 1 teaching role interview in my whole life as I was lucky to secure the job first time round. But now feel I am at a disadvantage and going for a TLR interview I'm assuming will be a whole new ball game. To be honest I am just very happy I have been shortlisted as I am the most inexperienced teacher on the list but my real-life experience has obviously given me an advantage and I know I would excel in the role.

    I would like to know what type of questions will likely be asked.

    I'm assuming:

    What would be your plan of action if appointed?

    Can you demonstrate your experience of PSE?

    What experience do you have of creating resources for others?

    How would you ensure you safeguard pupils when talking about sensitive topics?

    What do you see as the future of PSE provision?

    Etc etc.

    Can anyone please let me know if if you have any other possible questions?

    Many thanks in advance,

  2. rosiecg

    rosiecg Occasional commenter

    I think you're on the right track with those example questions you've given.... You should also expect questions about teaching in general, and questions about leading/managing other staff.

    Good luck!
    HELLOOON and sabrinakat like this.
  3. minnie me

    minnie me Star commenter

    PSHCE - many staff members / children do not see the point of it so..... maybe a question re convincing of its relevance / importance ? How would you monitor/ assess its delivery / effectiveness ? How to report to parents ? Again manage and lead staff and address possible non compliance ? Perhaps consider bringing outside speakers / drama groups / organisations in to cover some aspects of your SoW Agree again you need to model in the classroom the practice you are advocating. Maybe questions about organisational skills (not just about knowledge / experience really is it ? ) because there can be huge teams to lead and timetable issues to address.
    HELLOOON likes this.

    HELLOOON New commenter

    Thanks both, I've considered pretty much all of the above so think I'm on the right track.

    I've also created a plan of action including a consultation period for anonymous feedback as many staff and pupils do not feel the current provision is relevant I've also already contacted outside speakers and training agencies.
    This would then allow me to develop a new policy agreed by staff and pupils.

    I'm sure I'll be ok but just want to be as prepared as I can be.

    Thanks again!

  5. jbarksfield

    jbarksfield New commenter

    Sounds like you're well prepared. Very best of luck for the interview and don't forget to check out the PSHE Association website (www.pshe-association.org.uk) and become a member for all the support and guidance you need in the run up to your interview and once you're in your new role.
    Best of luck!
    LawCitizenshipPHSE likes this.
  6. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Can't imagine a worse job that being a PSHE co-ordinator.

    99% of teachers hate PSHE because the resources are generally c*** and utterly unstimulating.
    LawAndBusinessTeacher likes this.

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