School data manager (secondary): interview tasks

See examples of interview tasks for a school data manager, including what a good answer looks like.

Last reviewed on 17 July 2019
School types: All · School phases: Secondary
Ref: 4572
  1. How to choose which tasks to set
  2. Analysis of GCSE performance data 
  3. Examine the attainment of different groups of pupils
  4. Presentation to the SLT 
  5. Analysis of A-Level students' progress

How to choose which tasks to set

Look at the person specification for the role and decide what criteria you'd like to see demonstrated in practice, rather than just talked about in an interview.

Also think about what's practical for you to do based on:

  • The time you have available
  • Who's available to help out (such as staff, governors or pupils)

For the examples below, we've set out what they're testing for and what you'll need in advance to help you pick suitable tasks.

Make sure you:

  • Allocate time to gather the evidence so it can inform your final decision
  • Use a scoring system for each task so that you can easily compare candidates

Read our guide to holding an interview for advice on planning an interview day and incorporating tasks into it.

Analysis of GCSE performance data 

The candidate should use your school’s GCSE performance data to create a table or graph (or both)