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Last reviewed on 25 May 2017
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Are there examples of interview questions for a head of sixth form? In this article, two of our associate education experts suggest questions you could ask candidates and model answers to these questions. We also link to an article with interview tasks for a leadership post.

Below we outline some sample interview questions for the role of head of sixth form, as well as what to look for in a model answer to these questions.

These have been suggested by David Roche and Mark Trusson, two of our associate education experts.

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

General questions

What can you bring to the school, and to the post of head of sixth form in particular?

Looking for evidence of:

  • Research into the school's needs
  • Leadership experience in a transferable skills role
  • Knowledge of sixth form leadership needs

What are your main strengths, and what skills would you like to develop further?

Looking for:

What qualities do you think this

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