Interview questions take 2

Hi everyone,I had another interview yesterday and these are some of the questions asked. Why did you want to become a teacher? If I walked into your classroom, how would I know that you were following the ethos of the school? (Roman Catholic School) Conas is féidir an Ghaeilge labharta a úsáid i rith an […]


A lot of schools are back in the next week or two so it’s time to start preparing your subbing kit and a few lessons. Subbing kit;Labels (for names)Pens/Pencils (in different colours – some schools use a specific colour for marking) or even a multi-pen would be ideal.Stickers (metallic stars are best as they are […]


Haven’t written in a while as I’ve just moved back to Ireland after living in the U.K. Today was my first interview. This post is to give some sample interview questions. I’ve been interviewed in boys, girls and mixed schools as well as Catholic and multi-denominational schools too. Tell us about yourself What experience do […]

Applying for jobs

I’m currently teaching in the U.K. but I have decided to move back to Ireland. I’ve learned a lot teaching here and it was fantastic to experience a different education system. For now though, I’d like to move home and apply my new skills. And so the dreaded Standard Application Forms start again… Top tips; […]

Covering a maternity leave

I’m currently covering a maternity leave until the summer holidays. Taking over from someone else can be particularly tricky – especially at this time of the year. The other teacher has already taught in his/her way, has routines set up, and has certain ways of doing things which the class are used to.When I first […]


I qualified in 2011 and sent approximately 1500 applications to schools in every inch of the country. I was willing to move to the back arse of no where as all I wanted was a teaching job and to get the dip done. I received rejection letters or emails daily and it was horrible. So […]

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