Headteacher Interview Questions

We know that time is short for you all, so we have complied a list of questions for you to use in your next interview, or to ask potential candidates. These are the most popular that we have come across. We hope it helps!

  1. Why do you want this role?
  2. How do you ensure that all children have equal access to learning? How do you also ensure that all parents and carers have equal access to information?
  3. What would you do if you were concerned about the safety of a pupil?
  4. What inspired you to become a teacher, and how did you progress to your current role?
  5. What are your views on leadership, and how do you apply them in your current role?
  6. How do you ensure that your school provides a safe and nurturing environment for students and staff?
  7. Can you describe a successful initiative you implemented in a previous leadership role?
  8. How would you balance the academic, pastoral, and business management aspects of school life?
  9. What qualities do you believe are essential for building positive relationships with students, parents, and staff?
  10. How do you evaluate and promote staff well-being in your school?
  11. What do you believe is the role of technology in education, and how do you integrate it into your school?
  12. How do you promote inclusivity and diversity in your school?
  13. How do you measure and evaluate student progress and achievement? 
  14. Can you describe a time when you had to deal with a challenging situation involving a student, staff member, or parent, and how you resolved it?
  15. How do you involve parents and carers in their child's education, and what strategies do you use to communicate with them?
  16. How do you evaluate and respond to feedback from students, staff, and parents?
  17. How do you create a culture of continuous improvement in your school?
  18. Can you describe your experience with budget management, and how do you ensure that resources are allocated effectively?
  19. What steps do you take to develop and retain high-quality teachers and staff?
  20. How do you promote student leadership and participation in school life?
  21. How do you collaborate with other schools and organisations to enhance the educational experience for your students?
  22. What do you think is the most significant challenge facing education today, and how do you address it in your school?
  23. How do you continue to learn and develop your leadership skills and knowledge?


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