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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.
Choose from our list of interview questions
Here's a list of questions that are suitable for any headteacher post, plus tips for what to look for in a candidate's answers.
- General questions for any school type
- Tailored questions for primary, secondary, special and faith schools
Use this template during the interview to record the responses given and score evidence.
Adapt our questions to suit your school's context and the role
The list is not intended to be prescriptive or to give an exhaustive list of questions. Personalise it and add questions specific to:
- The role you're recruiting for
- Your own setting
- Any issues your school is facing
Download and adapt our example tasks
Download the tasks below and choose the ones that are most appropriate to the role you're hiring for:
In the download, you'll
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