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OMG Have interview on Tues for my first ever teaching job

(23 Posts)
chewitt Sun 18-Oct-09 22:26:02

Am bricking it,any advice?

CeeUnit Mon 19-Oct-09 09:03:12

Before I left teaching to be SAHM I did a couple interviews. I was successful in my applications but both times was told to be careful of going on too much. It's easy to go overbooard when you are passionate so I would say keep answers to the point and if they want to hear more they will usually ask.

Good luck

chewitt Mon 19-Oct-09 21:31:20

thank you. I think I may have a tendency to talk crap when nervous. Will button it.

saadia Mon 19-Oct-09 21:32:45

good luck - have just started PGCE so can imagine the nerves - and am watching this thread with interest.

Washersaurus Mon 19-Oct-09 21:42:38

I have my first interview on Thursday to do GTP. I am very very nervous (and slightly pregnant, which doesn't help).

Anyhow, good luck with your interview - I'm sure it will be better than mine wink

chewitt Mon 19-Oct-09 21:50:26

Thanks everyone. Am finding calm in choc digestives. Good luck with yours too Washersaurus.

tethersend Mon 19-Oct-09 21:53:12

Ask them at the end of the interview-

"Is there anything I haven't covered?"


"Would you like to ask anything else?"

And good luck smile

tethersend Mon 19-Oct-09 21:54:53

Oh, and if they give you a 'what-would-you-do' scenario, the answer is always "I would follow school policy"

chewitt Mon 19-Oct-09 22:01:31

Excellent tip. Thank you.

Waswondering Mon 19-Oct-09 22:04:25

If they ask you a question re "tell us a time when . . . " then remember your STARR quality, ie


to focus your answer!

Good luck!

chewitt Mon 19-Oct-09 22:05:59

I like that - ww.

roisin Mon 19-Oct-09 22:14:47

The most important thing is your rapport with the pupils/students. What age group?

Hope it goes well for you.

branflake81 Tue 20-Oct-09 14:35:04

How did it go?

Waswondering Tue 20-Oct-09 20:22:12

Yes, update?

chewitt Tue 20-Oct-09 21:39:31

Got the job!!!!

tethersend Tue 20-Oct-09 21:43:02

Congratulations! smile

Washersaurus Tue 20-Oct-09 21:43:19


Any tips you care to pass on before I make a total arse of myself at my interview?

Waswondering Tue 20-Oct-09 22:08:33

Brilliant - well done! smile

chewitt Tue 20-Oct-09 22:31:55

Thank you! Am sooo happy! I can't think of any tips! They were v nice, so I relaxed and enjoyed the process - which must have helped!

CeeUnit Wed 21-Oct-09 08:12:45


bigchris Wed 21-Oct-09 20:00:43

wow well done smile

Washersaurus Thu 22-Oct-09 20:36:55

Well, I think your good luck rubbed off on me chewitt - I got offered the GTP job... despite some random panic induced wittering during interview grin

I used the "I would follow school policy" line too, so thank you tethersend.

chewitt Sun 01-Nov-09 22:19:48

Congratulations Washersaurus!! That's great news. Panic induced wittering must have some merits!

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