Primary School Interview Questions 2020 Ireland

April 6, 2019

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Hi everyone,

I have a few interview questions posts on my blog but my most recent one was 2016 so I thought it time to do a more updated one!

Tell us about your teaching career to date.
Have you any special interests?
What special qualities could you bring to the school?
What is your view on discipline?
What would you do with an unmotivated child whose parents were uninterested in their child’s school work?

What would you do with an aggressive fifth class boy who won’t do what he’s told?

Where do you see yourself in five years?
What can you bring to the school?
What are the benefits of music education?
How would you teach Irish/English/Maths?
Have you had a confirmation/communion class?
Why are you interested in this school?

What are the challenges of teaching Irish?
How would you teach Irish to a senior class?
How will your experience apply to this position
An bhfuil suim agat sa Ghaeilge?
Have you experience teaching fifth and sixth class grouped together?
What is your favourite curricular area?
How would you use this in the classroom?
Conas is féidir suim a spreagadh sa Ghaeilge?
What is your favourite class level? Why?
What class would you choose if the principal gave you a choice?

How would you establish rules for the classroom?
What are the differences in teaching from when you were attending primary school?
How important is planning and lesson preparation?
What is the role of the board of management?
What can you do to enhance the reputation of the school?

What are your thoughts on the new primary language curriculum? How would you implement it?

What are your thoughts on team teaching?

How would you help promote healthy eating in your class?

How would you deal with online bullying on social media in your class? Is this the schools job or parents?

How would you support a child with ASD in your classroom?

How do you differentiate for different ability levels in your room?

My Interview Guide for Primary Teachers is over 100 pages long and also contains a workbook! It has been updated for 2022 and is available here to purchase as a hard copy. Limited number in stock.

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