Interview and interviewing guidance for teachers of art, craft and design
This guidance is for teachers and leaders of art and design in secondary schools and FE colleges who are involved in recruitment, either as interviewers or interviewees. It will help those who are applying for teaching posts, by providing insight into the nature of the selection process. This will ensure that they are well prepared. It will also help subject leaders, who are involved in recruitment by providing guidance about some of the subject specific issues that they will wish to explore during the selection process.
This guidance does not seek to offer comprehensive guidance for school or college leaders about the recruitment process, as they will already have a school policy and practice to follow. However, it does offer ideas and suggestions that may be helpful from a subject perspective.
Schools or colleges will adopt different approaches to recruitment and involve different people in the process. In this guidance the broad term 'appointment panel' will be used to refer to those from the school or college collectively involved in the process. In some centres this may involve a limited number of senior leaders in others this may involve a wider number of staff, governors and even external subject experts. Some schools will also involve students in appointments. However the process is managed it will be important for all those involved to understand where responsibility lies and their own role in supporting the process.