Friday March 24, 2023
Preparing for your teaching job interview means that you can approach it with confidence. Here are some top tips to help prepare for your teaching job interview that will help you make a great first impression.
Doing your research will help make sure you are fully prepared for your job interview and are prepared for any questions that may arise. If you want to stand ahead of the competition, make sure you have fully researched the school. ‘Doing your homework‘ on the school will help you to…
Talk more knowledgably about the school.
Demonstrate your keen interest and enthusiasm.
Show professionalism and diligence.
You can do the following to help research the school:
If the school hasn’t told you what kind of interview you’ll be having, contact them to find out.
For example, you could be asked to do any or all of the following:
Once you’ve established what to expect you’ll be able to concentrate your efforts to help you prepare.
For the observed lesson, ask in advance how many students will be present, how long the lesson will it last, what year group will be, about the room size and layout, what equipment is available including IT, about the background and data of class, about the abilities of the students, if there are any vulnerable students.
Ensure you have a lesson plan. Stick to what you know works. Try your ideas out with your class in your current school and discuss your ideas with your mentor before your interview.
Good luck! Interviews can be a nerve-racking process but if you prepare well, do your research, arrive in plenty of time and be yourself then you are already off to a great start!
Remember that if you aren’t successful, then it’s not the end of the world. You’ve just gone through a tough interview process. Get some feedback from the interview panel, build on your strengths, learn from the positives and use the experience to help you prepare for the next one.