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Last reviewed on 9 November 2021
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Know the rules and best practice for organising and running interviews for any role. Learn about who should sit on the panel, how to prepare your questions and how to stay compliant with discrimination law.

Arrange the interviews

Set a date and time that best suits your school

After you've created a shortlist, get in touch with candidates to arrange an interview at a time and date that best suits your school.

Try to be flexible about interview arrangements when you can be. For example, rearrange timings to allow candidates to carry out childcare responsibilities or take part in religious occasions, or to fit around their current working hours.

For candidates who live far away:

However, if a candidate can't make the interview for whatever reason and there's no other practical date and time available, you're free to tell them they'll no longer be considered for

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