Yes! It is very important to us that we meet every teacher, TA and Cover Supervisor who is approved for supply work. This way we can get to know each candidate personally.
Interviews are conducted by our team of experienced teachers, who assess work history, motivations, best practice, behaviour management skills and safeguarding knowledge, amongst other areas. All teachers and support staff are scored on these areas. Not all pass the interview stage.
Support staff and teachers have slightly different interviews. If a support staff worker is cleared for work, they are not able to accept work as a teacher. If they are cleared for work as support staff and subsequently qualify, another (teacher) interview is conducted.