(Original post by neelab)
Thanks very much Joshua07. Now I have been asked to bring one example which illustrates children’s learning, to use as a prompt to enable you to talk about children’s learning for example a plan, activity, game or photograph and to talk for 3 minutes about a child’s learning related to this example. Also to be familiar with current educational issues and current government policies and initiatives related to primary education and be prepared to discuss these at interview (prepare by for example reading the Times Educational Supplement, education section of newspapers).
What game / photo etc did you talk about? What topic?
Also did you get asked any of the following:
Why do you want to teach?
Do you know its nt just a 9 to 3 job teaching its hard work- do you agree?
What good lesson have you seen?
Why was it good?
What ways do you think you can impelement for behaviour management?
How can you engage children with EAL?
Did they question u about the National Curriculum?
Who is your favourite children's author and why?
Do you prefer Key Stage One or Key Stage Two, and why?
Are standards in Primary Schools slipping?
Should the use of calculators be restricted in Primary Schools?
Literacy levels are still low. Primary schools are not doing their jobs. Discuss.
Primary School SATs should be abolished. What are your views?
What do you think about the National Curriculum? Is it a good idea? You may want to compare it to another country's educational system.
What are your views on Pensions/strike?
Is it fair that Students should pay university fees?
Lastly did you do PGCE Primary or Foundation Stage and Key stage 1?