going for a interview for the job of midday supervisor any advice gratefully received

(15 Posts)
dogmadmum Mon 27-Jun-11 12:15:08

hi everyone ,well after 9 years of bringing up my dd and ds i am now hoping to rejoin the workforce yey. I have been lucky enough to receive a interview at my children's primary school and was hoping i might get some advice on possible questions etc. I was a production manager of a large clothing manufacturer for for 20 years and cannot believe how nervous i now feel
thanks in advance

Lizcat Mon 27-Jun-11 13:21:29

What skills did you gain from your previous job that would be useful:-
People management, ability to prioritise etc.
What skills do you bring from being a mum? Behaviour management etc.

glassescase Mon 27-Jun-11 19:54:45

They might ask how you would deal with certain situations; fight, injured child, bullying, etc.
Make it clear in your answers that you would follow the SCHOOL'S POLICY. They will probably have ahandbook that you will, of course, study at length. You would also seek advice from other staff, and use common sense. Good luck!

ByTheWay Tue 28-Jun-11 10:47:50

Hi - I am a midday supervisor - I was asked mainly about previous experience with kids - mine was only with my own, with a few questions about ability to do the job - ours requires putting up and down tables and cleaning the floor as well as pupil supervision.

Then I was asked what games I would try to get going to get shy children involved. Bouncing a ball, skipping with a long line etc..... whether I had first aid experience or was willing to train. Also were told that we had to be in on the odd inset day for training in things like epipen usage, fire safety etc.

Final question was the biggy - what is employing YOU going to gain the school - usual stuff about being a hard worker, willing to go the extra mile, not a clock watcher etc......

Hope it helps - and GOOD luck - remember, they want to see YOU, so you're already almost there!

dogmadmum Mon 11-Jul-11 20:25:53

hi guys thanks very much for your replies, i had no Internet for over a week due to changing supplier, so i am relieved that it is back on now so i can do some more research and check on here for more advice from you wonderful guys out there. Well my interview is on this Thursday and i am so nervous, there are six of us going for interviews and i have been told to arrive 20 mins early, as i will be given a list of 6 questions to look over before hand, i have also heard that i will be interviewed by a panel of five shock including head and deputy, two governors and the head lunchtime supervisor. My one and only interview was when i was 17 nearly 30 years ago, so i am naturally very very nervous, any more advice would be gratefully received.

PGTip Mon 11-Jul-11 20:27:55

Blimey, I'm a lunchtime supervisor and I never even had an interview, was just asked how quickly I could start!

dogmadmum Mon 11-Jul-11 20:43:42

ha ha PBTip i wish, i was really shocked when i found out the procedures involved after i applied, i guess its new rules and regulations for child safety, i have been told that if a child were about to fall that i would have to let it happen rather than try to stop it total madness in my view.

dogmadmum Tue 12-Jul-11 21:01:09

any ideas you wonderful mams out there as interveiw is getting closer?confused

mankyscotslass Wed 13-Jul-11 08:12:08

My interview for the job was with the Deputy Head and the SChool Business Manager.

They asked :-

Why I wanted to work in school.

What I thought the job involved - I sade safeguarding the childrenn, cleaning up tables and floors in hall over lunch, helping the kids with their food. also cleaning up sick (yuck but yes part of our job), and keeping an eye on any playground issues.

How I would deal with the confidentiality issues that may arise with friends wanting to talk about issues.

What I would bring to the job.

How I thought my previous experiences would help me.

The interview was actually ok, I talked... a lot. blush

I started last Novememver and am still learning...but over all it's great fun.

dogmadmum Wed 13-Jul-11 09:35:22

love your name mankyscotslass lol, and thanks for your help, i never slept a wink last night, i didnt realise how much i want this job.

mankyscotslass Wed 13-Jul-11 09:37:21

Good luck!

And apologies for typos earlier, was trying to get 3 kids organised and out so rushed!

dogmadmum Wed 13-Jul-11 09:40:39

thankyou and yes mornings are hectic in my home too.
smile

dogmadmum Thu 14-Jul-11 20:33:06

hi guys just wanted you all to know i got the job yey

mankyscotslass Thu 14-Jul-11 22:39:05

Congratulations! grin

iqra2010 Thu 29-Sep-16 21:27:22

Hi i have an interview tomorrow for school midday assistant job.can you give me advice on what they will ask.thanks

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