Then a few weeks ago I went for an interview at Bradford and it was quite literally my last hope! If I didn't get on this time I was considering trying clearing but as far as I was concerned that was the end of the road for me...I was going back to Psychology and perusing a PhD! BUT...on Wednesday it all paid off...I GOT ON THE GTP!!! What a relief...so for everyone out there I will tell you the sorts of questions I got in the hope that you might be able to prepare for your interview.
- Why do you want to be a teacher
- What strengths do you have that would make you a good teacher
- Why do you want to do the GTP
- What makes a good teacher
- How would you deal with behaviour
- How would you deal with bullying
- Tell me about an experience you have had where you has to overcome a problem
- How would you go about dealing with an issue with a colleague
- What does inclusion and equality mean to you
- What educational issues can you tell me about in the Primary sector
- Tell me about the important of phonics and some examples of how to deliver a phonics programme
These were the sort of questions that I had, in some of the other interviews I have had there has been a distinct focus on curriculum knowledge and understanding. So questions about how to deliver a topic are quite popular or questions which try to get you to demonstrate what you know (or what you don't know) are a favourite!
Hope this helps everyone, I will try and keep posting about my experiences through the GTP... I don't for a second expect it to be easy! My induction is the 10th July...wish me luck!