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PRU interview next week - advice welcome!

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wanderingclanger Thu 03-Mar-16 19:45:33

I'm currently a TA in a large comprehensive but have applied for a job in a nearby PRU, specialising in maths. I would really appreciate any advice / tips as I know it will be very different from my current working environment. How can I impress them and what are they likely to be looking for?

hesterton Thu 03-Mar-16 19:50:29

You could:
Talk about the importance of recognising and celebrating small steps of progress.
Stress the importance of consistency and calm.
Share some kinasthetic learning activities- sorting, categorising activities rather than always writing.
Talk about developing language through the maths curriculum - many excluded young people struggle to find appropriate ways of expressing their feelings.

Good luck! It can be very rewarding work.

hesterton Thu 03-Mar-16 19:54:13

Try for the activities. Great site.

ArmchairTraveller Fri 04-Mar-16 06:45:01

If tethersend is still around and posting, she's your woman. Lots of experience in PRUs. You could try messaging her, along with all the advice you'll get on this thread.

wanderingclanger Fri 04-Mar-16 14:56:56

Thanks everyone - better go and do some prep now...

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