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Last reviewed on 7 July 2017
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Is there advice on sample interview lessons? We relay guidance from One Education and our associate education experts on choosing the location and class and setting the task, and on what to look for in interview lessons.

Choosing the location

A school leader asked us if interview lessons need to be held at the school that is making the appointment, or if it is appropriate to hold them at candidates’ current schools. 

An adviser from the HR and People team at One Education said that interview lessons do not have to be held at the new school, and can be held at applicants' current schools. She said that the recruitment panel would need to determine the most appropriate place for the observation to be held.

In addition, she explained that the school would need the consent of the candidate's current headteacher if the interview lesson is to take place in their school.

One of our associate education experts, Jacqueline Baker, told us that, in her experience, interview lessons are mostly done in the school that is making the appointment, but do

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