To ask for help for TA interview?

(5 Posts)
laurzj82 Tue 04-Oct-16 20:34:36

Posting here for traffic.

I have an interview for an unpaid placement in a local primary school. I've zero experience and have only just started a college course in childhood studies so I don't know much yet (previously worked in a totally different field). I'm feeling totally out of my depth! What sort of things should I read up on? Any ideas what I might be asked? Would I just be shadowing someone at first (if I get it!) or will they expect me just to know what to do? I'm so nervous!

Wonderpants Tue 04-Oct-16 20:37:26

I think you need to demonstrate you understand confidentiality, safe guarding and health and safety (at a basic level) and just be enthusiastic and keen. They will bite your hand off- especially unpaid!

laurzj82 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:01:17

Thank you wonder. I don't know where my confidence has gone!

yellowsun Wed 05-Oct-16 08:06:48

There might also be questions about team working, communicating with children, staff and parents, following policies in place- including behaviour policy.

laurzj82 Wed 05-Oct-16 08:22:46

OK great thank you Yellow I will make sure I'm up to speed with those

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