You are here:
Head of school: interview questions
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.
This article was written to support interviewers with writing questions, and is not intended to help interviewees prepare for an interview.
Preparing questions for head of school interviews
We asked our associate education expert Jacqueline Baker for some examples of suitable questions to ask candidates at interviews for the post of head of school. Jacqueline specialises in senior leadership recruitment.
Below we set out the questions she suggested. She said that these would be suitable for all school phases, but that you should adapt the questions to each school's specific circumstances.
Jacqueline added that if there are any internal candidates, it may be sensible to explore if they fully understand the pressures of an increase in authority, as well as the responsibilities involved in managing members of staff they have previously worked alongside.
Open with a general question
What motivated you to apply to
More from The Key
Bitesize training with a big impact
Our on-demand training has your whole board covered and lets them learn at a time and pace that suits them.
Help your new governors hit the ground running with our expertly-designed induction training, and our role-specific courses support your link governors develop key skills and confidence in their role.
The Key has taken great care in publishing this article. However, some of the article's content and information may come from or link to third party sources whose quality, relevance, accuracy, completeness, currency and reliability we do not guarantee. Accordingly, we will not be held liable for any use of or reliance placed on this article's content or the links or downloads it provides. This article may contain information sourced from public sector bodies and licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.