Teacher Training Interviews

education interviews What should you expect?

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You’ll be sent a link to your interview on Microsoft Teams via email. In this email, there should be a 'Join meeting' link. At your allocated interview time, press 'Join meeting'.

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You’ll be sent a presentation, which should answer many of the questions you may have about the course you've applied for. Please look through this prior to the interview.

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You’ll take part in a written task, sent to you prior to your interview. Complete this task and send it to the person inviting you to the interview.  

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The written task allows you to demonstrate clear communication skills and understanding of education. Where you've applied to train to teach a specific subject, you will also be able to show your passion for that subject.

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During the call, you must show a form of picture ID as proof of who the interviewer is talking to. You will then have time to complete your presentation and undergo the formal interview.

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If you are required to deliver a presentation, you will be advised of a topic or given a list of topics to choose from in advance. The presentation will be short so there's no need to worry! This is not a lesson and we don't want you to prepare a PowerPoint! Do think about how you would deliver this presentation to a small group of pupils though. Perhaps use some visual aids, examples or even a learning activity that would help communicate your ideas.

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During the interview stage, explain why you think this is the right career for you and what you understand the role of a teacher to be. Why do you want to teach at this level (whether that's primary, secondary or post-compulsory)? If you're looking to teach a specific subject, why that subject? Who or what has inspired you? You will have time to ask any questions after your interview.