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Possible questions for a TA interview?

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MarcelineMissouri Wed 15-Jul-20 09:10:11

Hello, I just wondered if anyone could give me any suggestions on what questions I might get asked in an interview for a TA role so I can have a think about my answers!

I already work at the school but only as a lunchtime supervisor. I’m unlikely to get the role as I think they are looking for someone with previous TA experience but as I’d really like to work more for the school I figured it was worth a shot at least so they know I’m interested in doing more in the future!

Many thanks for your help.

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Juiceey Wed 15-Jul-20 18:25:00

Good luck! You'll definitely be asked about safeguarding. Who would you tell if XYZ happened etc... the answer is the safeguarding lead.

Beachhuts90 Thu 16-Jul-20 19:24:16

I had a few TA interviews last week and was successful.

All asked about safeguarding, what personality traits I had which would serve the role well, and how I would encourage a nervous student who wasn't quite ready to take part in a class or activity. So these are all things to consider answers for.

For what it's worth, I didn't have any direct TA experience either. Relevant experience, sure, but it's a career change for me.

MarcelineMissouri Thu 16-Jul-20 20:54:07

Congratulations @Beachhuts90!

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Beachhuts90 Thu 16-Jul-20 20:57:06

Thank you! I hope you also get the role!

MarcelineMissouri Fri 24-Jul-20 12:40:58

Just to update I did get the job!! Although as my interview was at 9 and they phoned at 11 I’m thinking there were not many other applicants grin

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Beachhuts90 Fri 24-Jul-20 12:57:55

Congratulations!!

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