Preparing for a teacher training interview can be a daunting experience. But with the right preparation and mindset, you can feel confident and ready to impress. In this blog post, we'll provide you with our top tips for a successful primary teacher training interview.
Tip 1: Research the Programme
Before your interview, research the teacher training programme you're applying to. This will show your interviewer that you're genuinely interested in the opportunity and have taken the time to understand what the programme is all about.
Tip 2: Prepare Answers to Common Interview Questions
There are some common interview questions that you're likely to be asked during your teacher training interview. Prepare answers to these questions in advance, and practice delivering them with confidence. Example questions could be:
Tip 3: Dress and Act Professionally
First impressions count, so it's essential to dress and act professionally during your interview. Dress in formal business attire, arrive on time, and maintain good eye contact throughout the interview.
Tip 4: Demonstrate Your Passion for Teaching
Primary school teaching requires passion and enthusiasm. During your interview, demonstrate your passion for teaching by giving examples of your experience working with children and your desire to make a difference in their lives.
Tip 5: Be Yourself
Be yourself during the interview. Remember, the interviewer wants to get to know you and your personality, as well as your experience and qualifications. So, relax and be yourself!
Tip 6: Follow Up After the Interview
After the interview, send a thank-you email to your interviewer. This is a great opportunity to reiterate your interest in the programme and thank them for their time.
A teacher training interview can be a nerve-wracking experience, but with our top tips, you'll be well-prepared to showcase your skills and impress your interviewer. Remember to research the programme, prepare your answers, dress and act professionally, be yourself, and follow up after the interview. Good luck!
Thursday 11th May | 15:30 - 16:30 | Online, via Zoom
We are entering a world where every student's learning experience will tailored to their unique needs and aspirations, where educators are unburdened from mundane tasks and free to inspire and foster creativity. With artificial intelligence we are on the cusp of achieving this.
In this webinar you will learn:
- What the new AI innovations are
- Strategies for utilising AI right now to save time
- Trusted frameworks for using AI tools like ChatGPT
- How AI will continue to change the world and education
About the Trainer - Dan Fitzpatrick
The author of the acclaimed book, The AI Classroom: The Ultimate Guide to Artificial Intelligence in Education, Dan imparts invaluable insights and tactics for harnessing AI in education. His exceptional work in the industry has earned him esteemed accolades such as the Tech Champion Award at the Digital Industry Dynamite Awards in 2022, and recognition in the latest EdTech50 awards.
Cost: £35 per person for SWIFT member schools | £55 for other colleagues