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Assistant Headteacher Interview Questions

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by scarlet03, May 8, 2010.

  1. I thought it might halp someone if I posted the questions and processes I can remember from my AHT (secondary) interviews - especially now I can relax having secured a job!
    Processes:
    Student Interview
    Formal Interview
    In-tray exercise
    Data analysis exercise
    Planning activity
    Lesson observation and feeding back
    Teach a lesson
    'Round table' activity (observed group discussion)

    Questions:
    1. Why do you want to work in this school?
    2. Why did you go into teaching?
    3. Why do you want to ne an AHT?
    4. What do you think the difference is between being on a leadership team and middle management?
    5. What leadership style do you use?
    6. What leadership style do you use now and why and tell us about an occassion that you used a different style and why?
    7. How would you go about leading departments that you line manage?
    8. Describe a whole-school initiative that you have lead, how you set it up, ran it and analysed its success.
    9. How do you think you would develop _____ (insert an aspect of that AHT particular role from the job description) in ______ school.
    10. What do you look for in an outstanding lesson?
    11. How do you feedback lesson observations to staff?
    12. What aspect of ECM do you think is the most difficult to imbed in school and why?
    13. How would you manage a difficult member of staff?
    14. What would you do if a member of staff is not performing to a satisfactory level?
    15. How do you ensure that staff take accountability for examination results?
    16. Describe an occasion when you have worked with the local community as part of your role in school.
    17. What outside agencies have you worked with? (There was more on this but I can't remember it..)
    18. Describe an occasion when you have been concerned about the wellbeing of a student and what action you took.
    19. How do you think _____ (insert one of the processes they put you through) went and how would you improve it/ your performance in it.
    20. What are your three biggest strengths?
    21. What is your biggest weakness?
    22. How would you contribute to the school ethos? (It was a faith school).
    I hope that this helps someone...



     
  2. And now I can't even spell the word help.....

    sorry.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter Jobseekers' Forum Host

    Thank you for this, people will appreciate it.
    And very well done for getting that job!
    You're a real star!
    [​IMG]
     
  4. Perfect - just what I was looking for. Many thanks!
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter Jobseekers' Forum Host

    Make sure that you go to the Welcome thread at the top of the Forum and read the Interview clickables inside there.
    Best of luck to you all.
    _________________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    There is now another seminar on Applying for Senior Leadership on 13th March.
    www.tesweekendworkshop17.eventbrite.com
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!
     
  6. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Thank you very much for this. I'm just looking for first AH/DH posts, primary but it is still really helpful to see what might be involved.

    I'm very impressed that you can remember all the questions, and of course that you got the job! Hope I can post the same sometime soon.
     
  7. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter Jobseekers' Forum Host

    Not a good idea to share application documents.
    Some Local Authorities are using plagiarism software to identify "shared" application documents, and advising school to reject candidates who have been inspired by others' documents to the extent that they have identical or near-identical sentences or paragraphs.
    So please do not share documents! Write your own.
    Good luck!
    _____________________________________________________________
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people really appreciate.
    New <u>Job Seminars</u> on Sunday 26 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    Probably more in the early autumn ready for the next lot of job ads to come out. Keep an eye out for the dates!

    A new <u>Moving into Headship and SLT</u> seminar is on 18 June.
    www.tesweekendworkshop29.eventbrite.com
    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars


    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.Look forward to seeing you!
     
  8. Hi,
    I am also very interested in this subject, but the reference is very limited. You can share documents as well as experience? Thanks!
    If you want to get more materials that related to this topic, you can visit: Executive assistant interview questions
    Best regards.
     
  9. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter Jobseekers' Forum Host

    NO!
    Not a good idea to share application documents.
    Some Local
    Authorities are using plagiarism software to identify "shared"
    application documents, and advising school to reject candidates who have
    been inspired by others' documents to the extent that they have
    identical or near-identical sentences or paragraphs.
    So please do not share documents! Write your own.
    __________________________________________________












    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.


















    I
    do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and often contribute to the
    Job Application Seminar Workshops. We look at application letters,
    executive summaries and interviews, with practical exercises that people
    really appreciate.


















    See the full programme www.tes.co.uk/careerseminars

































    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.



    Look forward to seeing you!



     
  10. I agree 100% Theo. DON'T DO IT.When applying for a recent post a friend asked if I would like to see what they had written for a similar post a few years ago. I declined. By writing your own application you are putting yourself into it. By using someone else's it is not you. I do always get someone to read through my application once I have fully completed it. This is much more beneficial. Ask someone who's judgement you trust, someone who is able to be give you constructive criticism. Also when people have asked to see something that I have written I always say to them "My experiences and yours are different so it would really be of no use, you should be selling your skills and talents not someone else's"
    Also if you are in a situation where you were unsuccessful in getting a particular post and you give your application to someone else to use and then they get a job from it, how will you feel? Be prepared as it could happen
     
  11. Thank you this is great!
     

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