Being Successful at Interview

Interviews are rigorous and serve as a crucial step for you and the Alliance to assess your suitability for the training post on offer.

The panel will take notes throughout the process and will convene to judge your suitability for the trainee post against the following criteria:

  • Appropriateness of subject qualifications (fully evidenced)
  • Capacity and desire to extend subject knowledge
  • Teaching experience (paid / unpaid / formal / informal)
  • Knowledge and understanding of the roles and responsibilities of a teacher
  • Capacity and desire to extend subject knowledge
  • Resilience
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a range of contexts
  • Ability to be both self-aware and reflective
  • Awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses
  • Enthusiasm for, and commitment to, teaching.