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;
- What’s the difference between learning support and resource?
- Who can avail of resource hours?
- Who can avail of learning support?
- What would you do during the first week back at school in September?
- What role do parents play?
- How would you support a child with dyslexia?
- How would you support a child who is struggling with rhyming words?
- What activities would you do to improve a child’s comprehension skills?
- What is the name of the document you use to plan for children who attend learning support?
- How would you develop a IPLP?
- What role does an SNA play?
- How would you develop a timetable for learning support?
- What type of contact would you have with the class teacher?
- Why would a child qualify for resource hours?
- How would you develop a resource timetable?
- Would you feel comfortable working with an S.N.A.?
- How would you develop a meaningful programme for a child with ASD?
- What would you say to a parent who asked for advice about giving their child medicine such as ‘Ritalin’?
- What would you do during the first week of September?
- What programme would you develop to support a child in developing good social skills?