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 for your role of assistant or deputy headteacher. Find questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.

Last reviewed on 21 April 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Create a bespoke interview pack that reflects your job description
  2. Choose from our list of general interview questions 
  3. Download and adapt our example tasks 

Create a bespoke interview pack that reflects your job description

Assistant and deputy headteacher roles can vary widely from school to school, depending on factors like:

  • Your school's size and phase
  • Specific challenges your school is facing

Use our interactive tool to create a bespoke interview pack tailored to the specific requirements of the assistant or deputy headteacher role in your school. 

This tool allows you to choose interview questions and tasks tailored to the job description, and produces a tailored pack for you with guidance on:

  • What to look for in good answers
  • How to adapt and evaluate interview tasks

If you opt to use this tool, you don't need to read any further in this article. This is because you'll have interview questions and tasks that are tailored to your assistant or deputy head role, in your downloadable pack. 

Take a look at our list