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Discussion in 'Teaching assistants' started by jess214smith, May 11, 2017.
Does anyone have a list of typical questions asked at an interview for a teaching assistant, please.
1. Why do you want this job ?
2. In your previous experience, explain how you have helped a young learner
3. What would you do if a student said that a member of their family was doing nasty things to them? (there is ALWAYS a safeguarding question)
4. What sort of person are you?
That's a starter set ... just make sure you get the interview first. Make sure you answer all of the requirements in the person specification, otherwise you won't get considered for an interview.
Have a look here... https://community.tes.com/threads/interview-questions-for-t-a.189651/
It was started in 2008 -so lots of info
Hi everyone, I am not sure i'm posting in the right place but i have an interview for an experienced ks2 TAs post and have been told that i will have to do an activity (20 mins) with 6 mixed ability year 5 students.
I cant think of anything and its making me worry about the whole thing. I have worked as a secondary SEN TA for 5 years , i was a learning support prior to that for about 3 and i have also worked as a class teacher in the Middle East for two years, i taught English, Maths, Science and Humanities to year 4,5,6.
Any help/suggestions would be much appreciated...
p.s i havent worked within a school since 2015, i have been tutoring from my home.
thanx in advance
If it's with 6 pupils it could be some kind of P4C or guided reading activity. The panel will most probably be looking for how you interact, your questioning, if you have a calm approach, sense of humour etc. Probably worth looking up some higher order question ideas (look at Blooms taxonomy) and have some ideas up your sleeve. Keep calm, keep to time, include all of the children, draw in the quiet ones, don't give too much attention to the forward ones. Good luck.