Yeah, you’re thrown straight in at the deep end after six weeks of training during the summer. I’ve now started work (two weeks in) and it’s a constant battle to try and remember everything we’ve been taught. There are so many variables to manage to deliver a successful lesson whilst keeping the class under control!
The interview is only 30 minutes long and is competency based (see the Teach First competencies on their website). It’s basically assessing if you’re enthusiastic enough to go through with it as they demand a lot of you. The case study varies from assessment centre to assessment centre. The setup is always the same though, you’re on the SLT of a school and something major has happened, you need to come up with a solution to solve it. When you think you’ve finished they enter the room and give you updated information meaning you have five minutes to revise your ideas and come up with one concrete solution. The same rules as any case study applies, don’t boss people around and don’t be too quiet. Afterwards you’re asked to assess your own performance and the performance of another person in your group. For me, the interview and case study weren’t what I worried about. It all hangs on your 7 minute lesson.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you’ve any other questions!