School council: headteacher interview questions

Get your school council involved in helping you recruit your new headteacher. Use our record sheet and adapt our list of questions to reflect pupils' priorities.

Last reviewed on 15 February 2024
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Contents
  1. Consider getting pupils involved with interviews
  2. Download our interview questions and record sheet
  3. Collaborate with pupils to develop questions on specific topics

Consider getting pupils involved with interviews

You might want to involve pupils in the process to:

  • Improve relations between staff and pupils
  • Give pupils a chance to be seen and heard
  • Get a different perspective from your own

Download our interview questions and record sheet

It includes:

  • Suggested questions – adapt these to suit your school context or add your own (you'll want to hold a planning session with your pupils first, so you can decide which questions will be best to ask – see the section below for more guidance)
  • Space to score candidates and add any extra comments
  • A 'general qualities' scoring table
KeyDoc: pupils interviewing leadership candidates – record sheet DOC, 198.5 KB

Collaborate with pupils to develop questions on specific topics

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