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Last reviewed on 11 July 2017
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School types: All · School phases: Nursery, Primary

Are there examples of interview questions for an early years leader? We feature interview questions for an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) leader/co-ordinator, on a range of topics. We also link to questions from a local authority.

Yvonne Lloyd, an education consultant and former headteacher, has suggested questions for use in an interview for the role of an Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) leader. We have set these out under the headings below.

The questions are not intended as an exhaustive list and you may wish to adapt them to suit the circumstances of your school.

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

Strategic direction

  • What would you bring to the role of EYFS leader?
  • What would you say are some of the challenges ahead in the EYFS?
  • What would be your priorities for the new academic year?
  • If you were to get this job, what are the first 3 things you would do?
  • What is your understanding of school self-evaluation?

How would you ensure consistency across different classes? What does a successful EYFS classroom look like to

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