Head of phase/department: interview questions and tasks

Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for either the phase leader or head of department position. You'll find both role-specific and safeguarding questions, as well as tasks that test presentation and data analysis skills.

Last reviewed on 12 November 2021
School types: All · School phases: All
Ref: 37366
Contents
  1. Choose from our list of interview questions
  2. Download and adapt our example tasks 

Choose from our list of interview questions

Download our list of role-specific and safeguarding questions that are suitable for a head of phase/department, plus tips for what to look for in a candidate's answers.

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

Download and adapt our example tasks 

Choose the task that's most appropriate to the role you're hiring for:

  • Deliver a presentation 
  • Data analysis 

In the download, you'll find:

  • A summary of each task, including the skills it tests 
  • Key points to look for in the candidate's response 
  • What you need to prepare
  • A task overview to give to the candidate 
  • A presentation scoring sheet