You are here:

  • Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasks Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with tips on what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best possible assistant headteacher. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Deputy headteacher: interview questions Use these questions and tips on what to look for in candidates' answers, alongside our template interview record sheet, to help you select the best person for a deputy headteacher role in your school.
  • EAL co-ordinator: interview questions and tasks If you are appointing an EAL co-ordinator, get inspiration with examples of interview questions and tasks suggested by one of our associate experts.
  • Executive headteacher: interview questions Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for the executive headteacher position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Head of school: interview questions Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for the head of school position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Headteacher: interview questions and tasks Adapt and use these questions, record sheet and interview tasks, along with what to look for in a candidate's response, to help you select the best person for the headteacher position. They include questions specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools.
  • Leadership post (teaching school): interview questions Are there any interview questions for a teaching school leadership post? A headteacher of a primary teaching school and one of The Key's associate education experts suggest questions for recruiting for such a role.
  • Mental health lead: interview questions Use our list of questions and examples of what good responses look like to help you find the right staff member to take on this additional responsibility.
  • Preparing for headship: what to expect in an interview Get an overview of the headteacher interview process and read top tips from our experts on how to prepare, so you can feel confident going into the recruitment process.
  • Preparing for senior leadership: what to expect in an interview Know how to impress at every stage of your senior leadership interview with top tips from our recruitment experts. Plan answers to our sample interview questions, and find out how to tweak your preparations if you'll be attending the interview remotely.
  • School business manager/bursar: interview questions Use our example interview questions for SBM/bursar candidates to help you recruit the right person for this role in your school. For each topic, find out what to look out for in candidates' answers as suggested by our associate education experts.
  • School business manager/bursar: interview tasks Use our example interview tasks to help you recruit the right person for your SBM/bursar role, and get advice on how to run the tasks you choose.
  • SENCO: interview questions Free sample Download and adapt our interview record sheet to help you recruit your next SENCO - it's got pointers on what to look for in candidates' answers.
  • SENCO: interview tasks Use our suggested interview tasks for special educational needs co-ordinator (SENCO) candidates to help you choose the right person for this important role in your school. The tasks are based on the SENCO responsibilities listed in the SEND Code of Practice, and also include what to look for in a good candidate.
  • Specialist leader of education (SLE): interview questions Are there examples of interview questions for an SLE? We set out interview questions for the role of specialist leader of education (SLE), suggested by one of our associate education experts. We also link to articles containing interview record sheets and guidance on shortlisting.
  • Student council: headteacher interview questions 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.