Re – interviewing in a school you’ve worked in

This is a blogpost about re-interviewing in a school you currently work in. I’ve done it twice before – once when there was a permanent vacancy (that I knew I hadn’t a hope of getting but wanted to show interest!) and this year! I think its almost harder than interviewing in a school for the […]

Learning Support and Resource – Sample Answers

Here are some sample answers for learning support and resource interviews. What’s the difference between learning support and resource?Learning support is provided for children who are struggling with literacy and numeracy and got below average stens in their recent standardised assessments. Children who have a diagnosis of dyslexia may also receive learning support hours. Children […]

Interview Questions – Learning Support and Resource

Working as a resource teacher/learning support teacher is a very different job than a classroom teacher. I have spent the last year working as a resource teacher and it was a worthwhile but challenging learning experience. If you have an interview for one of these posts – these questions might help you; General; What’s the […]

Sample Interview Answers

Here are some sample interview answers – you will need to put your personal twist on them but this is how I would answer… What would you say is your best quality as a teacher? For me, my enthusiasm is my best quality as a teacher. This enthusiasm inspires and motivates the children to be […]

Gaeilge Questions for Interview – Sample Answers

Hey everyone, I’ve received a few messages from people looking for some sample Gaeilge answers for an interview. I have just selected 4 of the most common questions – if you have a specific question – please email me or pm me on Facebook and I can do a sample answer for that too. An bhfuil suim […]

Preparing for an interview

Woohoo – you’ve just received a call/email or letter inviting you to interview. Well done! Now how do you prepare? What type of questions will be asked? How many people will be there? What do I wear? Click here for my list of Interview Questions. How many people? Usually there are 3 people – the principal, […]

Interview Questions

All about you Tell me about yourself What experience do you have? What have you done since graduating? What is your teaching philosophy? Why did you decide to become a teacher? What does a good teacher look like? What does an effective teacher do? What is the difference between a good teacher and a great […]

Letter of Application – tips and sample!

I’ve received a few messages asking about what to include in the letter of application.Personally, I give some key points that make me a suitable candidate for the role. The letter of application is the first thing that the selection board will see and therefore you need to stand out and make them interested in […]

Job Applications

It’s that time of year… job advertisements are beginning to appear on Education Posts. When I first qualified I was desperate to find a job and I applied for approximately 1300 jobs. (Yes I know this seems completely ridiculous – but I was desperate) I applied for jobs in every county in Ireland and realistically I […]