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School 21 interview questions
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Tell me about yourself...
Balancing academic success with wellbeing and generating ideas
What does the school focus on?
Give pupils a chance to find their voice
Create work that has value beyond the classroom
The school has a range of approaches that give pupils the chance to...
Humanity — choose kind
Community — build strong circles
Excellence — above and beyond
Openness — reflect and grow
Responsibility — step up
What are the 5 school values?
Instead of long periods of pupils listening to speakers, assemblies at the school enhance public speaking for pupils and are a chance to build culture
They celebrate achievement
They discuss moral issues through the use of drama and oracy techniques
Explain how the school has rethought assemblies
Pupils present their story of learning to teacher and parents
The. panel then quizzes them on their learning
Includes pupils in their feedback and progress
Enhances speaking skills and develops wellbeing
Explain how the school has rethought parent evenings
At the end of term pupils showcase their works
A range of subjects
This makes pupils accountable for their efforts and work
It encourages healthy competition by seeing other's work
Teaches pupils the value of meeting deadlines
How does the school use exhibitions?
What experience do you have working with children with SEN?
How have you demonstrated good organisational skills?
How can you build effective relationships with staff and pupils?
How can you adapt and deliver support to meet individual needs?
Looks at learning as a skill and at the efforts individuals put in to their learning, rather than intelligence as innate
Effort and grit is the route to success
What is a growth mindset?
Explain how the school promotes wellbeing
How can a reward system promote positive learning?
How to deal with challenging behaviour?
What is your biggest strength?
What is your biggest weakness?
Why do you want to work for the school?
Social, emotional, mental health difficulties
Learning and literacy difficulties such as working memory related
Autism, dyslexia, ADHD
Discuss some of the special educational needs that some of our pupils might have?
What kinds of strategies can you implement to help people with SEN?
Give an example of a time where you were a good team player
Give an example of a time where you demonstrated flexibility
Describe yourself in 3 words
How can you enhance communication in pupils with SEN?
How can you use technology to enhance learning?
Why is keeping records and informing parents important?
What steps would you take if you suspected or knew about abuse in a child?
What are some potential signs of abuse?
Give an example of how you solved a problem in the past
What qualities can you bring to the role?
What are additional safeguarding barriers for pupils with SEN?
How would you ensure that pupils feel included in all activities?
What strategies can you implement to help deal with emotion regulation?
What would you say your biggest achievement is?
Tell me about your ability to work under pressure
Why are you leaving your job?
What do you see yourself doing in the future?
Who is responsible for safeguarding pupils?
How can the school help pupils to keep themselves safe?
What does child protection mean to you?
What would you do if you saw another member of staff acting negatively to a student?
Give an example of a time you demonstrated leadership
Why is inclusion important and how can we ensure inclusion is being upheld in the school?
Give an example of a time where you have been given constructive criticism?
Do you have a preference working with primary or secondary aged students?
Physical - how are you using your face, body language
Cognitive - is there a strong argument?
Linguistic - what kind of language are you using?
Emotional - are you having an impact?
What are the 4 key strategies to oracy?
Students should all:
Model good behaviour
Wear school uniform
Respect the environment
What are the general behaviour expectations at the school?
Praise pupils who are doing what is expected using stars, postcards and other rewards (this provides vicarious reinforcement for other pupils)
Staff should motivate pupils and celebrate achievements
Praise can come in the form of a smile, specific feedback, or mentioning achievements in assemblies etc
How can the school use positive reinforcement?
When a pupil has a significant greater difficulty in learning than peers
When someone has a disability which prevent them from using the same facilities as peers
What is meant by a learning difficulty or disability?
Assess - identify pupil strengths and needs
Plan - plan the support and strategies that will be put in place
Do - implement this support and strategies
Review - review progress and identify what is or isn't working
Explain the Assess, Plan, Do, Review cycle?
Who is responsible for identifying pupils with SEN?
Teacher would complete an Initial Concern Form (their concern as well as parents)
The SENCO and Head of Inclusion would then work with the teacher
What are the steps that would be taken if a teacher had concerns about a pupil with possible SEN?
These are held every 2 weeks
The progress of pupils with SEN is reviewed and future targets are planned
At this stage, SENCO or Head of Inclusion might carry out assessments, monitor progress, offer appropriate support from a pupil achievement coach
What happens at an Inclusion Panel Meeting?
What types of strategies can be implemented to support pupils with SEN?
Highly structured sessions so steps are small and achieveable
What happens to pupils in Specialist SEN Provision?
Speech and language therapists
What types of external individuals might help to provide support?
Coordinate the provision of pupils with SEN
Train and support staff
Liase with external agencies
Track pupils progress
What is the role of the SENCO?
Taught through assemblies, classes, 1:1 coaching and in small groups
Covers topics such as race, culture, gender
Other topics such as strengths, self-control, mindfulness, kindness
How is wellbeing implemented into the curriculum at the school?
Look into the reason they aren't completing their work (is it too difficult, do different or simpler resources need to be used)
Increase motivation by using positive reinforcement strategies, individualising the material more e.g. including specific interests they might have
In the moment, do they need to take a break and come back to the work
How would you motivate a special needs pupil who doesn't want to complete his/her work?
Becoming withdrawn / isolating themselves
Trying to encourage others to join a cause
Symbols of a specific cause
Losing interest in things
What are warning signs of radicalisation?
Bullying, relevant topics in the media (e.g. the death of George Floyd will have had an impact on students)
Pressure to achieve academically
What things might affect a pupils wellbeing?
Dependent on the additional needs they may have
Try and find out the reason they are being disruptive - are they trying to communicate something - always a reason for a child's behaviour
How would you manage a disruptive student?
A document outlining specific strategies and goals for an individual with additional learning needs
They should focus on strengths and potential
What is an individualised learning plan (ILP)?
Details about the children's life
Their strengths and what they find difficult
Their special educational needs
Health and social care info/plans
What is included in an EHCP?
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