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Hints and Tips to surviving the interview process

Posted on 17.04.2018
Hints and Tips to surviving the interview process:
As we all know Teachers are under a lot of pressure and sometimes struggle to plan their day to day lessons let alone for a lesson observation and interview. With such little time on your hands there is still an expectation to present an Outstanding lesson. So… how do we survive the interview process? Here are so helpful tips?
  • Don’t over prepare yourself
Try and keep your lesson detailed but simple. Have a clear objective in mind and try to get everything covered. Try and focus on a main topic that you can really be enthusiastic about.
  • Keep the students talking and LOTS of questions
Try and forget about getting your students to do pages of writing, keep them engaged and talking. The Senior Leadership are more interested in seeing the enthusiasm and good relationships that you can build with pupils. Get them involved.
  • Preparation
When you arrive at the school, be prepared to get teaching your lesson straight away. You may not get much time once you have arrived to prepare so make sure you take everything you need with you including pens and print outs.
  • First impression is key
You don’t have to spend a fortune on a new outfit however we all wants to look our best on interview. You need to feel comfortable in what your wearing but remember to dress smart.
  • Research
It is key to do as much research about the school that you are visiting as possible. Make sure you read through their recent Ofsted report and really go into detail about what you could offer the school to help them meet their goals. Don’t over do it and over prepare but make sure you prep yourself on recent GCSE results but remember your lesson is priority.

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