School Leaders Interview Questions

We know how busy you all are, so we have compiled a list of useful questions for a school leader interview. 

  1. Why did you apply for the role?
  2. Tell us about your experience so far.
  3. What do you feel are our biggest priorities as a school? What would you focus on first and why?
  4. What would you do if you had any concerns about the safety of a child. 
  5. Can you share an example of when you had to manage a difficult member of staff / parent and how you resolved the issue?
  6. Who inspires you in the field of education, and why?
  7. What is your personal educational philosophy, and what do you believe a good education should look like?
  8. Can you describe an initiative you've led or a change you've made in your current role that has had a positive impact, and how do you know it was successful?
  9. What influences your opinion on curriculum and behavior management?
  10. Can you provide reasons for specific decisions you've made and actions you've taken in your previous roles?
  11. How do you inspire the very best in teaching and learning, and what do you believe highly effective pedagogy looks like?
  12. How do you successfully engage the hardest-to-reach members within your school community?
  13. What is your one non-negotiable when it comes to educational leadership?
  14. How do you foster a culture of continuous professional development amongst yourself and the staff?
  15. How do you promote inclusivity and diversity within the school community?
  16. How do you balance the need for high academic achievement with the well-being and mental health of students?
  17. What role do you believe parental and community engagement plays in a successful school, and how would you encourage it?


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