.. any thoughts on what this might be? Do you use written tasks at interviews at your school? I have been told I will have to do one at an interview I have coming up and am trying to prepare myself by running through the billions of different possibilities in my head of what it could involve.. 😫
If it’s for s senior post, it might be an in-tray exercise, such as ‘you arrive at school to be greeted by the following issues...6 scenarios (naffed off parent, broken down minibus for a school trip, safeguarding complaint etc) Please details how you would deal with each.
Thanks for your replies! For some reason I am really worried about it. It’s silly really as I am an intelligent, articulate person but I haven’t come across something like this before which is why I’m so worried. What if I can’t do it?!! Just trying to get back into it all after maternity leave and worried my brain has fried somewhat.
I've had to plan the term's work in my subject and write out a SoW of a topic etc. One of those tasks really helped to get me the job and one of them was definitely because the school hadn't a clue what to teach in that subject and got us interviewees to do it!
I'm interviewing tomorrow. They will have three tasks, one is a number of scenarios to respond to, one is a data analysis task and the last is a book scrutiny. They are all linked to the post they are being interviewed for.
Mark some homework Reply to emails Data analysis I was once asked to sort out some topics into a sow. If it is a post like deputy HOD/HoD, it could be replying to a complain. One time, after replying to an email, I was asked to teach a lesson with 5 minutes notice. I told them it wasn't a realistic scenario for a HoD post as I would normally have less than 1 minute.