We are often asked for interview tips when applying for a teaching role. So, to help you prepare for your Teacher interview, we have put together six tips that will give you a good base.
Interviews are an essential part of the job application process, and for teaching role, they can be particularly daunting. However, if you have made it to the interview stage, it means that the school is already interested in what you have to offer. The purpose of an interview is not just to test your technical knowledge, but also to assess whether you will fit in with the school’s ethos and work towards its goals.
Research the School
Before your interview, take some time to research the school. Find out what makes it different and why you want to work there. Look at the school’s website and local news articles to see if they have won any awards or started any new initiatives. This will show the interviewer that you are genuinely interested in working at their school.
Think of questions to ask in the interview
Prepare a list of questions to ask during the interview. This could include questions about the school’s culture, goals, and how you can contribute to them. Writing down your questions beforehand will show that you are prepared and interested in the role.
Prepare your pitch
Think about what makes you stand out as a teacher. Consider your teaching philosophy and style. Prepare examples of how you have made a positive impact in previous roles. This will help you sell yourself to the interviewer.
Look like a teacher
Dress smartly for your interview, but make sure you are comfortable. This will help you feel more confident and relaxed during the interview.
Try to be confident during your interview, even if you don’t feel like it. The interviewer wants to see that as a teacher, you can command a classroom and engage with students effectively.
While it’s important to show that you can take charge of a classroom, it’s also essential to show that you can put your pupils at ease and work well with your colleagues. Try to be relaxed and friendly during your interview.
We hope our interview tips for a teaching role have helped! If you’re looking for a new teaching role in a new school, we would love to hear from you!