Not at school today.
Stuck on motorway coming home.
Got in under an hour ago.
Interview result in.....................................no permanent job. Supply if I want it.
That's okay. Worse things happen at sea.
I was 1 of 112 people interviewed for 21 full time jobs (inc. 60 probationers). Actually not as bad as I had feared. The telling should start on Monday 23rd May. Everyone who was interviewed is at least guaranteed a place on the supply list.
The interview was fine: Four questions:-
- One about my own qualities and skills.
- One about assessment.
- One about collegiate working and
- I have no idea what the the other one was....I just can't remember.
I had a panel of three interviewers. They introduced themselves. I smiled and nodded. If the first question had been "Okay, we've just introduced ourselves to you - repeat our names." I would have failed there and then, so full of mince was my head.
When we got up and running
I spoke, they wrote;
I spoke some more, they wrote some more;
I continued speaking, they continued writing;
I kept on speaking, they stopped writing,
I stopped speaking.
Whether it was okay to occasionally shout out random words and phrases, irrespective of the question, like "GLOW.... National Assessment Resource..........., BTC5............, holistic approach............, achievement not attainment........, National Priorities.........coal not dole........" I will probably never know.
I was in for about 25 minutes. I guarantee for the next few days after, you'll just keep thinking "Damm, forgot to mention this, forgot to mention that". For example I managed to forget I was the only male Primary teacher in Scotland blogging on the GTC website. Maybe that was a good thing.
So, having completed the interview, having had my GTC profile accepted as "Satisfactory" it should be an easy last 5 weeks, yes? Sadly no. In attempt to raise my profile at the start of the year I said I would produce a school show (Bugsy Malone) for the primary 6 and 7's and stage it in a local theatre. Showtime is nearly upon us, yet I am costumes short, props short. One of my cast has disappeared. One of my cast is going caravaning on the second night of the show.