Had two last year (one successful) but for management roles. My student teacher had one a couple of week's ago. Are you being asked to teach? There is always a question on safe guarding these day. The creative curriculum, differentiation and personalised learning are popular themes in today's teaching world. And of course, data analysis, targets and SAT results.
Agree safe guarding question. I got asked how I would change the primary strategy to make it better. Other usual stuff- strengths and weaknesses, other skills- music, pe, drama Use of ICT, pastoral care questions what to do with problem parents How to raise standards Target setting Use of APP I got asked about raising standards in reading
I have also always taken a portfolio to interviews. It got me one job, because I apparently 'came alive' when I talked my way through it. I have always shown a portfolio rather than asked a question... seems to have worked in the past (in my third school from about 8 interviews). I just put in photos of displays or activities, samples of planning (cross-curricular maps), any original tried and tested resource ideas I have created, maybe a work sample that shows the kind of things you love to do. Anything that allows you to speak with passion and enthusiasm about teaching and the children you teach. Good luck.
I got my job in 2000. On 12th June I was only 1 out of 12 of the 36 on my course to have a job for the following September. I applied to over 100 jobs nation wide and finally nailed it on my 4th interview. It began as a temp for a year but 11 years later, I'm still with them. Ironic thing is, afterwards I got 3 interviews and offered a job through Durham pool!
I have had 3 interviews recently. I got the third but probably because I was just a better fit for the position. Think about why you want to teach, an example of a lesson that went well/badly, how you have used assessment to inform your teaching, what you can offer, strengths/weakness,how you have used The Every Child Matters Agenda, how you would raise levels of achievement,etc. You need to give give examples for every answer. Good luck