We’d like to thank Tony Cook, Christine Megson and David Birch, our associate recruitment experts, for their contributions to this article.
Do your research
You’ll need to demonstrate that you’ve found out more about the school between submitting your application and attending your interview.
They’ll likely ask you about the school’s priorities
Scrutinise their school improvement plan (SIP), self-evaluation framework (SEF), and any other development plans and priorities for the year.
Prepare to comment broadly and critically on these. Think about:
- Which areas relate directly to the role you're applying for
- If there's anything missing and if so, how you can demonstrate that you can help them fill the gap
However, be sensitive when approaching topics such as poor results - you want to show that you can be part of the solution.
Learn what the school stands for, and plan how you can clearly embody these principles at