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    Default Vic teachers help please :)

    Hi! I am a qualified primary teacher who is on mat leave after 5 years work in the same school. I need to begin applying for part time work next year and am really out of touch with the whole application process. I am writing a whole new set if criteria now (obviously the ones I wrote as a graduate are very outdated) and was hoping someone with experience in reading them here may be able to have a speed read to check that I'm on track? I remember there were quite a few vic teachers out there so I'm hoping you're still about!

    Also, I remember there were pretty stock standard questions that were asked in an interview-does anyone happen to know these? I get so nervous in interviews so really like to be prepared.

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    I can have a read of your KSC but can't help with interview questions sorry! I tend to walk out of interviews wondering what the heck just happened- it's like I just blank it all out!

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    Im an AP and have interviewed 100's of applicants.

    In an interview:

    Give specific examples - lots of detail - don't assume anything
    Prepare well beforehand - have examples of why you did what you did and what the outcome was - what did the kids learn? how did you progress their learning?
    assessment - for, of and as - read up on this as well as on-going assessment
    Have an example of a time you had a difficult behaviour/situation and what you did..
    Be yourself - be open

    Interviews are a panel - they normally have 3 people on them - you get the q's beforehand and then there is often a secret question.

    Take in things - pictures, planning etc..

    An example q:

    Share with us a time where you identified a childs learning difficulty and how you progressed their learning

    This question is looking for - what assessment/data did you use? what did you notice about the child initially? what did you put in place e.g.: individual, group, or intervention - how did you monitor the child? how did you work with the parents to form a home/school partnership?

    Tell us about your ability to work as part of a team
    - this question is asking for examples of ways to work within a team, for a team, support a team - in planning, teaching etc... your communication style if there is a problem in a team, what skills and attributes make you valuable to a team...

    I think always over prepare - there seems to be an oversupply of teachers in melbourne at the moment and its a bit tough. So play on your experience as a parent and your life skills too - these are really important in your ability to problem solve and communicate with parent, colleagues and students alike.

    good luck!

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