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Last reviewed on 23 March 2017
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School types: All · School phases: Primary

Do you have any interview questions for a primary English co-ordinator? One of The Key's associate education experts suggests interview questions for an English co-ordinator in a primary school. We also link to further articles with suggested interview questions for subject leaders and teachers.

One of The Key's associate education experts, Jeremy Bird, suggested the following questions to use when interviewing candidates for the post of English co-ordinator in a primary school. Schools should adapt questions to their own circumstances.

This article was written to support interviewers with writing questions, and is not intended to help interviewees prepare for an interview.

Interview questions: English co-ordinator

The school

  • Why do you want to work at our school?
  • How do you think your skills and experience reflect our ethos and the school community?

The curriculum

  • A key aspect of this role is curriculum development. Can you talk us through what you consider to be the most important features of an effective English curriculum?
  • What are your thoughts on the systematic teaching of phonics? How do you think this approach will affect standards?
  • How would you lead on reading in the primary curriculum?

How would you work towards improving our pupils’

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