Last reviewed on 7 January 2022
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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

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