As I type I am awaiting 'The phonecall' about the job interview I had today for a graduate LSA role. Overall I think the lesson went well. Lovely kids and they had some great ideas, but the interview was bloomin' terrifying! It was with the assistant head and headteacher and let me tell you the headteacher is one powerful scary lady. When I was answering questions I kept starting with 'obviously'. Now I wasn't aware that I did this, but the headteacher picked me up on it like twice by saying 'obviously?' in an accusatory way. Made me feel about and inch high. I was like 'sorry, that's just something that I do in a scared little squeak.' Anyway, apart from asking the obvious why do you want to be an LSA if you're qualified to teach, they also asked me about how, if I had a pupil who had a reading age of 6 or 7 would I get them up to a reading age of 11! I was like , ermmmm???? Managed to come up with something, but have to admit I was pretty stumped and the head just kept on pressing and pressing! I don't think I got it. There was another lady there who, whilst not being a qualified teacher, does have more experience of dealing with SEN and has done things like reading one on one. I guess we'll just have to wait and see really. Will let you guys all know one way or the other.