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Discussion in 'English' started by captain_picard, Feb 10, 2011.
This will be a promotion for me, any tips on types of question I will be asked?
Probably a mix of teaching and management questions.
How you would deal with a difficult member of staff, what the first thing you would do in role would be and why...
That sort of thing
Do a mind map of the things you have achieved and the impact they have had. Look up some management books for advice ; eg: Pocket Book series have a good one on Head Department that covers most things, but there are others. If you are considering this role you should apply to got on some generic HoD training/Inset as this will give you a good insight into the role and allow you to meet others. Look on the Leadership section of the forum here to see what issues and dilemmas reg come up,
I was asked what I would do if the HOD wanted to implement something and I didn't agree with it. I said I'd always put forward a consistent approach which I'm assuming was the right answer as I got the job! Good luck.