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Last reviewed on 5 February 2018
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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.

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

Questions from a teaching school

We asked the headteacher of Lightwoods Primary School, a teaching school in Sandwell, to provide a list of recruitment interview questions for a leadership post at a teaching school.

Below, we list these examples of questions with brief commentary, where appropriate:

  • How do you see your role in developing the teaching school?
  • How do you see the role in working in partnership with alliance partners?
  • What is your understanding of the work and development of a teaching school?
  • What experience do you have in business management and planning?

This is particularly important for teaching schools, so that improvement can be sustainable. The candidate should be able to discuss business planning information, charging and quality assurance issues.

For example, the candidate might

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