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.

Last reviewed on 12 January 2022
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. Choose from our list of interview questions 

Choose from our list of interview questions 

Adapt our questions to suit your 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 trust/federation is facing