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user00890 Wed 13-Jun-18 18:32:37

Does anyone in HR / SLT know how many candidates are typically shortlisted for interview?

LartenCrepsley Wed 13-Jun-18 19:57:30

I don’t think there really is a typical number of candidates. It all depends on how many applicants there are and how many of them are suitable for the role. My school shortlisted three applicants for the most recent vacancy (from four applicants in total, and we only interviewed one in the end as two withdrew), but a vacancy three years ago had about twenty applications and six were interviewed.

PurpleDaisies Wed 13-Jun-18 19:58:53

It totally depends.

Why do you ask?

anotherangel2 Fri 15-Jun-18 12:35:01

Typically our school short lists 4 to 6 but if there is 6 then some would be spent Home at lunch time. Obviously if there were only 2 or 3 suitable candidates then they would only interview 2 or 3.

It all depends on the suitability if the candidates.

BingTheButterflySlayer Fri 15-Jun-18 13:18:16

Seems to depend. 4ish for a standard interview job seems to be about the norm... but then when you get onto these epic reality TV-esque all day debacles where they want to whittle you down doing a lunchtime eviction and seeing who passes the bushtucker trial (sorry - can you tell my opinion on these kind of interviews) anything seems to go.

MummySparkle Fri 15-Jun-18 13:22:04

4-6 in my school depending on the calibre of applications. Quite often a few will be sent home part way through the day and only 2 or 3 called back for interviews later on

user00890 Fri 15-Jun-18 19:16:33

Thanks. I've been shortlisted for interview for a primary class teacher next week. I'm not an nqt but just wondered how much competition I'm likely to face at this stage of the academic year. Thanks for your responses.

MummySparkle Sat 16-Jun-18 11:39:28

For a September start? Probably quite a lot would have been considering a move. So the face that you've got an interview is a really good sign. Good luck, and let us know how it goes

SureIusedtobetaller Sat 16-Jun-18 11:46:17

The last notice date was ages ago for Sept so most teachers will have got a new job if doing so. You might be up against nqts but there won’t be many looking now.
Also depends where you are. In my area several schools can’t recruit for Sept and are short. People just don’t want to teach.

user109842 Sat 16-Jun-18 15:11:38

That's what I'm afraid of - cheap nqts confused

SureIusedtobetaller Sat 16-Jun-18 16:41:32

It is really hard to recruit though- main scale posts only getting one applicant etc so think positive! Fingers crossed for you.

wibblywobblyfish Sat 16-Jun-18 16:44:50

I agree with 4-6. We generally do a formal interview, teaching session, lunch with whole dept and other candidates, chat with HOD and a tour. You can't physically see any more candidates than that in a day in my experience.

user109842 Sat 16-Jun-18 16:50:03

Unless they interview over a few days wibbly? I've been told I'll be there 2.5 hours.

MummySparkle Sat 16-Jun-18 20:35:44

Doh! Of course it has. Can you tell I'm support staff?! grin

We've struggled recruiting for some posts this year. Had to advertise 3 times for a DT teacher, first time there was nobody worth interviewing and the second time the guy turned up wearing the ugliest fair isle sweater-vest you've ever seen! I wasn't in his lesson, but it was very obvious during the department lunch that he was not the right person.

Oh and my school HOD always sets a task for candidates. Our last one they had 45mins to mark a GCSE sketchbook. Then there was a tour an 'informal chat' with the HOD and a 30min lesson. We are known for having a really intense interview process though

StruggsToFunc Sat 16-Jun-18 21:52:54

The good NQTs have had jobs for months. I’m sure you’re in with a good shot, OP.

user109842 Sun 17-Jun-18 18:28:40

Wish me luck guys confused

MummySparkle Mon 18-Jun-18 07:35:13

Sending you lots of luck - you've got this! grin

user109842 Wed 20-Jun-18 20:25:21

I got it gringringringringrin

CarpeVitam Wed 20-Jun-18 20:41:52

Well done you! grin

SureIusedtobetaller Wed 20-Jun-18 21:56:38

Fantastic! Well done.

MummySparkle Wed 20-Jun-18 22:16:29

Woohoo! Well done you grin

How many others were there in the end?

user109842 Thu 21-Jun-18 02:05:47

Sparkle I actually have no idea but I don't care now grin

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