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teaching assitant with SEN child primary school, tips or help for interview ?

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by gembobswift, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. I have recently been invited for interview, for a one to one job helping a severely visually impaired child, can anyone give me some pointers on what sort of interview questions will be asked?? thanks in advance.
  2. Hi,
    I think there can often be an issue with a helper doing too much work for the student and the student becoming a little lazy, so maybe being aware of this as an issue and thinking about what you would do to avoid this may be useful?

    Also a lot of "what would you do if the child ......" type questions would be good to think about, such as what would you do if the child was unmotivated or refused to work.

    Just want to point out i'm a classroom teacher so have no concrete experience so please don't take these as questions which will definately be asked.

    good luck

  3. languageisheartosay

    languageisheartosay Occasional commenter

    No! But perhaps they'll want to know whether you can be imaginative about situations that might come up; what sort of extra vigilance you might need to apply; if you can follow guidance notes from the Specialist Teacher for Visually Impaired Children who you might only see occasionally; what special treatment the child might need to get round normal classroom teaching methods; how you intend to use other senses to help out; and whether you've taken any steps to find out about teaching these kids (e.g. visited RNIB website, websites of schools for visually impaired etc.)
    Good luck!

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