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Best teaching interview tips?

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KinkyDorito Sat 12-Oct-13 16:45:30

I've always been a highly regarded teacher but I struggle in interviews. I have never been given a job straight away at an interview; I'm always an after-thought which has made me quite anxious about them. My self esteem has taken a battering of late and even though I am getting the results, I am lacking in confidence. My HOD tells me I'm one of his best, yet the management is fault-finding and quite a few of us are very fed up. I need to get out of my current school, but I'm dreading interviewing again.

If anyone has any tips about how you think you can be successful at a panel interview, I would REALLY appreciate it. I'm not worried about the teaching bit, it's always the panel and how to put myself across well.

Ihatespiders Sat 12-Oct-13 19:03:58

'TheoGriff' on the TES is superb for advice.

Good luck :-)

tethersend Sat 12-Oct-13 20:39:21

The greatest tip given to me was: at the end when they ask you if you have any questions, ask is there anything I haven't covered?

This allows them to go 'off-script' and ask you what they want to know, or revisit a question you didn't answer fully without prompting you and giving you an unfair advantage.

Good luck smile

KinkyDorito Sat 19-Oct-13 11:07:08

Thanks both of you. Interviewing next week...

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