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Collaborate with your student council to develop a set of questions that reflect your pupils' priorities - use our list of questions and record sheet to help you get started.

Download our interview questions and record sheet

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Collaborate with pupils to develop questions on specific topics

In the document above, you'll find a list of general questions for the candidate. However, you'll also want to add more specific questions that reflect student concerns and priorities.

Carve out time for a training and planning session with your student council to develop questions on particular topics. For example, they may want to add more specific questions related to: 

  • School uniform, and whether any changes might be made to it
  • Approach to homework
  • Approach to teaching and learning
  • Improving the pupils' test results
  • Ways of involving the student body in changing and developing the school
  • School rules and disciplinary procedures
  • School catering
  • Mobile phones
  • ICT
  • How to build respect between students and teachers
  • School clubs
  • Trips and visits
  • Community work
  • Support for students in need
  • Equalities issues 

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