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  • EAL co-ordinator: interview questions and tasks If you are appointing an EAL co-ordinator, get inspiration with examples of interview questions and tasks suggested by one of our associate experts.
  • Interview questions about financial planning: SBMs and senior leaders What interview questions could we ask senior leaders about financial planning? One of our associate experts suggests interview questions on financial planning for school business managers and other roles with financial responsibilities. You will also find guidance on what to look for in answers.
  • Interview questions and tasks: senior leader (Christian faith schools) What questions could we ask candidates for senior positions at a church school? We relay expert suggestions of questions and tasks to use when interviewing applicants for senior leadership roles in Christian schools.
  • Interview questions: assistant headteacher (primary) What questions could you ask at a primary assistant headteacher interview? We relay examples of questions, and things to look for in candidates' answers, from one of our associate education experts.
  • Interview questions: assistant headteacher (secondary) Download and adapt our interview record sheet to help you recruit your next assistant headteacher - you'll find questions you can ask and pointers on what to look for in answers.
  • Interview questions: deputy headteacher Use these questions and tips on what to look for in candidates' answers, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a deputy headteacher role in your school.
  • Interview questions: executive headteacher Are there sample interview questions for an executive headteacher? One of our associate education experts suggests interview questions for executive headteachers. For some questions, there is commentary on what interviewers should expect from candidates in their answers.
  • Interview questions for a leadership post (teaching school) Are there any interview questions for a teaching school leadership post? A headteacher of a primary teaching school and one of The Key's associate education experts suggest questions for recruiting for such a role.
  • Interview questions: head of school Are there examples of interview questions for a head of school? In this article, two of our associate education experts suggest questions you could ask candidates at interviews for the role of head of school. We also link to an article with possible interview tasks for a leadership post.
  • Interview questions: mental health lead Use our list of questions and examples of what good responses look like to help you find the right staff member to take on this additional responsibility.
  • Interview questions: primary assistant headteacher (curriculum) Are there interview questions for an assistant headteacher (curriculum lead)? Two of our associate education experts suggest questions that could be used in an interview for this position. We also link to further examples of interview questions suggested on a school leader's blog.
  • Interview questions: primary assistant headteacher (EYFS) Are there interview questions for an assistant headteacher (EYFS)? One of our associate experts, Jeremy Bird, proposes a list of questions, and sets out what the panel should hope to hear in response to each.
  • Interview questions: primary assistant headteacher (inclusion) Are there any interview questions for an assistant headteacher responsible for inclusion? We set out interview questions for this role on topics such as strategic direction, managing staff, and working with the community. We also outline some points to look for in a candidate's responses.
  • Interview questions: safeguarding Safeguarding is an important part of recruitment. Use our interview questions related to safeguarding when interviewing prospective staff to help you get this right. For each question, there are also positive and negative indicators for responses.
  • Interview questions: school business manager/bursar 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.
  • Interview questions: SENCO Download and adapt our interview record sheet to help you recruit your next SENCO - it's got pointers on what to look for in candidates' answers.
  • Interview questions: specialist leader of education (SLE) Are there examples of interview questions for an SLE? We set out interview questions for the role of specialist leader of education (SLE), suggested by one of our associate education experts. We also link to articles containing interview record sheets and guidance on shortlisting.
  • Interview tasks for a leadership post How to pick the right tasks for your leadership interviews. Understand what each task is testing for, what you need to do in advance and how to spot a good answer. Examples include in-tray exercise, pupil interview and goldfish bowl group exercise.
  • Interview tasks for a school business manager/bursar Use our example interview tasks to help you recruit the right person for your SBM/bursar role, and get advice on how to run the tasks you choose.
  • Interview tasks for a SENCO 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.
  • Interview tasks: forms for observing interaction with pupils Do you have a form for observing candidates' interaction with pupils? We worked with one of our associate education experts to create a proforma to use when observing candidates in this situation. We also link to a National College toolkit on recruitment, which includes guidance on meeting pupils.
  • Preparing for headship: headteacher interview questions Prepare for your headship interview - find out what headteacher interview questions and tasks are likely to come up and how your answers will be evaluated
  • Preparing for senior leadership: what to expect in an interview Know how to impress at every stage of your senior leadership interview with top tips from our recruitment experts. Plan answers to our sample interview questions, and find out how to tweak your preparations if you'll be attending the interview remotely.
  • Student council: headteacher interview questions What questions could a pupil panel ask at a headteacher interview? One of our associate experts suggests questions pupils could ask candidates, and lists possible topics that the panel might want to base questions on. We also include a case study on the benefits of using pupil panels in interviews.