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Interview tasks for a leadership post

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Last updated on 4 July 2017
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What interview tasks could we use when recruiting senior staff? We point to a National College toolkit that details interview tasks for senior positions and outlines the advantages and disadvantages of each. We also include advice from one of our associate education experts and a case study from a school.

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  1. 1 Presentations
  2. 2 Panel interviews
  3. 3 Assemblies
  4. 4 Teaching or lesson observations
  5. 5 Meeting pupils
  6. 6 In-tray exercises
  7. 7 Group exercises
  8. 8 Role plays
  9. 9 Formal interviews
  10. 10 Data analysis
  11. 11 Group activities: expert advice

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