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    Interview Advice

    Hi Guys,

    I am going for an interview soon at a local academy. I currently work in a standard LA funded school.

    Is there anything specific I might need to know that is different. Obviously, I understand the difference between the two types of schools and how the funding works. I'm sure there is something I haven't thought of...


    I also have to complete a 'values' section of the interview. I had to submit 9 values from a list that best describe my beliefs. Has anyone else had to do this at an interview? not sure what to expect from this.

    thanks
    James

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    How many items were on the list? Can you give us a flavour?

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    Not had to choose beliefs but I applied for a catholic school once and they asked me what I thought about religion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hardtailstar View Post
    Not had to choose beliefs but I applied for a catholic school once and they asked me what I thought about religion.
    To which the answer is 'I LOVE JESUS'.

    Employment law is weird, innit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gwendes View Post
    To which the answer is 'I LOVE JESUS'.

    Employment law is weird, innit?
    Didn't put quite that..... probably why I didn't get the job....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Admiral208 View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I am going for an interview soon at a local academy. I currently work in a standard LA funded school.

    Is there anything specific I might need to know that is different. Obviously, I understand the difference between the two types of schools and how the funding works. I'm sure there is something I haven't thought of...
    Not terribly. Read up in the local news as to why they (say they) went academy. Ask a few probing questions about any relevant changes as a result, if appropriate.

    I also have to complete a 'values' section of the interview. I had to submit 9 values from a list that best describe my beliefs. Has anyone else had to do this at an interview? not sure what to expect from this.
    Treat it as any other poorly-administered psychological testing. You know you'll modify the responses because it's a job interview and they know it too. If one of the questions is "what is best in life?", avoid quoting Conan unless your interviewer has a lot of film posters scattered about.
    Last edited by pete; 28th November 2013 at 11:24 AM.

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