Advanced search

Job interview in lockdown?

(8 Posts)
NinetyNineRedBalloonsGoBy Tue 07-Apr-20 08:35:49

I was shortlisted for a AHT job just before schools closed; last week the HT emailed to ask me to attend an online selection process. I guess that will involve an interview over zoom / Skype but what else?

OP’s posts: |
Otherrooms Tue 07-Apr-20 08:58:42

For an AHT job I would have imagined that the HT will provide you with a schedule (let's hope so! grin) - Live video link definitely!
Written tasks are set in normal SLT interviews so online submission there. Telephone conversations too.

NinetyNineRedBalloonsGoBy Tue 07-Apr-20 09:14:43

Thanks @Otherrooms I'm in Scotland - recently moved so not sure if that makes a difference?

On a separate note I've got to interview NQTs for a mainscale teaching job after the Easter holidays. Anyone got any ideas for good tasks to set candidates?

OP’s posts: |
Otherrooms Tue 07-Apr-20 11:20:08

Could you ask them to send you a filmed presentation? To replace the formal lesson observation?

10 min
Aimed at Y8 (for example)
Topic XYZ

This would allow you to see how well they explain a topic/theme what language/style they use verbally. Body language etc...

Is that too much? I'd probably withdraw my application if asked to do this but then again, I'm a wuss!

NinetyNineRedBalloonsGoBy Tue 07-Apr-20 15:03:41

That's a brilliant idea! Would it be really off putting do you think?! confused

OP’s posts: |
FashionFoodLaughs Tue 07-Apr-20 22:42:57

I had a Skype interview recently for a HoD post. One of the tasks was to write out a lesson plan for an excellent lesson in advance and then talk through it at interview. I got the job so it must’ve gone well!

Otherrooms Tue 07-Apr-20 23:07:27

* That's a brilliant idea! Would it be really off putting do you think?!*

I don't think so... It's the technology I personally would struggle with- I'm a bit old so not great with that kind of stuff but most people wouldn't find it a problem at all.
Actually talking for 10 mins on camera wouldn't faze me.
You would get to see how naturally a person can explain a topic or concept at a certain level.
Is their manner engaging?
A Y7 presentation would be very different to a Y11 top set presentation.
It could be very useful.

Trebolla Fri 10-Apr-20 16:44:18

That’s useful info @FashionFoodLaughs - I applied for a HoD position the day before lockdown and they said they’d be in touch after Easter. I’ve been wondering what they might do.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in