Assistant/deputy headteacher: interview questions and tasks

Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with tips on what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best possible candidate. Find questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.

Last reviewed on 16 April 2024
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Contents
  1. Choose from our list of interview questions 
  2. Or create a bespoke interview pack that reflects your job description
  3. Download and adapt our example tasks 

Choose from our list of interview questions 

Take a look at our interview question sheet, which is suitable for any assistant or deputy headteacher post, including tips on what to look for in a candidate's answers.

The list includes:

  • General questions for any school type
  • Tailored questions for primary, secondary, special and faith schools

It doesn't include questions about specific areas of responsibility your assistant or deputy head may be responsible for (for example, curriculum or attendance). If you need to tailor your interview to reflect these kinds of responsibilities, use the tool linked in the section below.

Use this template during the interview to record the responses given, and score evidence.

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Or create a bespoke interview pack that reflects your job description

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