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    Quote Originally Posted by kylewilliamson View Post
    Isn't Alton Convent Miles Berry's school?
    No, Miles left last year to take up a post at the University of Roehampton.

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    Have many people applied for this?
    I don't know - I'm not involved in the interview process, although I'm guessing I'll be showing people around on interview day.

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    @David, how far is the school from Fareham? Do you know if it's a reasonable journey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    David, how far is the school from Fareham? Do you know if it's a reasonable journey?
    Our postcode is GU34 2NG if you want to look up our location on Google maps - looking at the map, we seem to be about 15 miles for Fareham. I live in Alton and run to work of a morning, I don't have the faintest idea how long it takes to get by car anywhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevenewman View Post
    @David, how far is the school from Fareham? Do you know if it's a reasonable journey?

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    Hey! I live in Fareham!

    Occasionally drive up Alton way (used to live nearby); can't say I'd like to do it daily, though maybe the A32 isn't bad in the mornings. That said, the pay's pretty good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotenks1321 View Post
    Have many people applied for this? Sent my forms off last night so fingers crossed
    I have

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    How many have you have been asked to interview?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    How many have you have been asked to interview?
    I think there are four people coming in next Wednesday. I shouldn't imagine I'll have much to do with the interview process itself beyond giving people a tour of the facilities and explaining what we've done where.

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    The technical test sounds ominous, one of those where it's either going to be the most basic questions on earth or really specific to the setup in the school.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    The technical test sounds ominous, one of those where it's either going to be the most basic questions on earth or really specific to the setup in the school.
    Having never done one before i'm actually quite looking forward to it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotenks1321 View Post
    Having never done one before i'm actually quite looking forward to it lol
    Because of my notice i'm pretty unlikely to get this role... I explained but they asked me to come in. It'll be a day out, of sorts :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by dwhyte85 View Post
    The technical test sounds ominous
    It does? Gracious, it sounds like I'd better start thinking of something suitibly technical to ask :-) Hopefully, any technical questions will be asked more to gauge your thought process than seeing if you come up with exactly the correct answer, although I won't be involved in the interview itself so I don't know exactly what is going to be asked.

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    Trouble with technical tests is that, with few exceptions, none of them have really tested "network manager" skils, all have been geared towards knowing what DNS stands for and that sort of thing.

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    Yes, exactly... basically questions from a prep microsoft exam.

    I found they were scared to ask me questions... i guess they (SLT) don't have the knowledge and are afraid to convey themself as a bit silly, or they're dead scared of IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dhicks View Post
    Also, I have just been told that the interview date is "10th or 11th of August" and that the start date is simply "as soon as possible". I officially start at Knightsbridge right at the end of August, but it might be that I come in for a couple of days for some kind of hand-over, and I should be available via email, Skype, phone, etc., for any questions.

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    Congratulations on your new post! You're going to work at Knightsbridge school in London?
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    Quote Originally Posted by somabc View Post
    You're going to work at Knightsbridge school in London?
    Yes - it'll certainly be handy for the BETT show. Many thanks to the people who came for interview today - from what I could judge, all of you were very competent and capable of the job, I think management had a struggle choosing between you.

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