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Deputy Head Interview

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by MLR36, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. MLR36

    MLR36 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I'm lucky enough to have been shortlisted for a deputy head post at a CofE primary school.

    It's my first interview for a Deputy Head, I haven't received the interview Letter yet (just an email confirming) could anyone provide me with any advice on what I should expect? I've been told it's over 2 days.

    Thanks in advance x
  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Well done! You have already impressed them!

    What should you expect? A variety of tasks that will relate to the Job Description and Person Specification. So work hard on developing your mindmaps based on the JD & PS so that you are feeling confident. There may well be something about data . . . mug it up now!

    Quite often they send some people home at the end of Day 1 . . . just warning you! And those that remain are often asked to prepare something overnight. If you will be away from home, take a laptop with you and ensure your hotel has wifi.

    Here is the general interview advice from the Professional Advice Hub.

    Interviews advice: I have included here links that may not be relevant to you, for the benefit of other posters.

    3. Preparing for Interview I suggest that you read these in this order

    Help, I've got an interview! *** The basic advice ***

    Teaching an observed lesson at interview

    Using mind-mapping for interviews *** The best-loved advice ***

    Tell us about yourself - dream or nightmare question? *** Read and note this ***

    Daft Interview Questions

    What shall I wear to the interview?

    Interviews – making a positive first impression

    How do you decide who to appoint?

    What excuse can I give for going to interview?

    Child Protection: the questions, NOT the answers

    A typical Child Protection Policy

    Two interviews and a dilemma

    Interview feedback - they blamed my experience, but they knew that when they shortlisted me!

    SLT interviews - possible questions

    In-tray exercises. Deputy Head

    Assistant Head interviews

    General interview questions

    Questions to ask at the end of your interview

    On here we have a very nice tradition that when you actually get a job, you started a brand-new thread (not adding it to this one - a brand-new thread) where you told us your good news. You call it Dear Theo - I got that job! and this gives everyone a chance to congratulate you. It also gives them hope and inspiration for their own jobseeking, to see you successful.

    Make sure you congratulate someone when you see a thread like that!

    So I will end by saying that we look forward to seeing your Dear Theo - I got that job!

    Best wishes

    ClaireDanielleJones likes this.
  3. MLR36

    MLR36 New commenter

    Thank you so much Theo!

    I have been busy prepping for my observed lesson & presentation. Lots of reading!

    I will let you know how I get on
  4. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter


    Best of luck!


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