Interview questions and tasks: senior leaders

  • Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with tips on what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best possible assistant headteacher. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • EAL co-ordinator: interview questions and tasks
    Adapt and use these interview questions, record sheet and tasks to help you select the best candidate as your next English as an additional language (EAL) co-ordinator. See examples of what to look for in good answers.
  • Executive headteacher: interview questions
    Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for the executive headteacher position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Head of school: interview questions
    Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for the head of school position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Headteacher: 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 the headteacher position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • MAT CFO: interview questions and task
    Appointing the right chief finance officer (CFO) is key to supporting the success of your multi-academy trust. Get expert suggestions on what questions to ask at interview, and what to look for in an answer. You'll also find a suggested interview task to test candidates' skill at budget analysis and management.
    For Trust Leaders
  • School business manager/bursar: interview questions
    Use our example interview questions for SBM/bursar candidates to help you recruit the right person for this role in your school. For each topic, find out what to look out for in candidates' answers as suggested by our associate education experts.
  • SENCO: interview tasks
    Use our suggested interview tasks for special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) candidates to help you choose the right person for this important role in your school. The tasks are based on the SENCO responsibilities listed in the SEND Code of Practice, and also include what to look for in a good candidate.