In the next few months I anticipate many interviews. Ok, maybe that’s a bit optimistic, but hopefully I’ll get at least 5!
As such, I should probably spend some valuable time scouring these questions and developing these interviews. Hellooooo weekends!
I stumbled on a brilliant article in the Guardian where Head Teachers share the questions they regularly ask at job interviews and the rationale behind their questions.
I hope this article comes in handy next time you interview for a new teaching position:
If I walked into your classroom during an outstanding lesson, what would I see and hear?
“I’d like to hear about: animated discussions, students clearly making progress as evidenced in oral and written contributions. High quality visual displays of students’ work showing progress. High levels of engagement. Behaviour that supports learning.”
Helen Anthony, head teacher, Fortismere school
“After hearing a candidate’s response I try to get them to talk about their experiences in the classroom. I try to get a sense of the impact that they have had on pupils’ achievement.”
Tim Browse, head teacher, Hillcrest primary school
• Why do we teach x in schools?
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