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Head Teacher - Interview Questions

Discussion in 'Senior Leadership Team' started by dominie1, May 4, 2007.

  1. Hello everyone. Apologies if I've missed this somewhere else on the forum. Looking for possible HT interview questions(secondary). The "role of deputy" qs are very good. Can anyone supplement it with a list of HT questions? Got my 1st interview. Yours in hope/trepidation/panic/fear/excitement etc.
     
  2. Hello everyone. Apologies if I've missed this somewhere else on the forum. Looking for possible HT interview questions(secondary). The "role of deputy" qs are very good. Can anyone supplement it with a list of HT questions? Got my 1st interview. Yours in hope/trepidation/panic/fear/excitement etc.
     
  3. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    These I have dug up from past TES, I think, they are SMT-type, not necessarily Head. May help you thinjk of other possibles.

    1. How would you monitor the standards throughout the curriculum?
    2. Where would you start with a new curriculum initiative?
    3. How would you raise attainment?
    4. How can governors support the school?
    5. What values can you bring to the role of the HeaD?
    6. How could you involve the whole community in a school initiative?
    7. Define/how do you see the role of a Head being different from that of a Deputy?
    8. Describe your style of leadership.
    9. Give an example of effective leadership.
    10. How would you contribute to school improvement? How have you done this at your current school?
    11. How do you ensure that pupils have high expectations of themselves and their work?
    12. How do you keep teachers happy and motivated at your present school?
    13. How would you lead change in a school?
    14. What role does assessment play in raising achievement?
    15. What strengths could you bring to this school?
    16. How have you/could you contribute to the School Development Plan?
    17. How do you ensure that all teachers receive the support they need to meet their individual needs?
    18. How would you address a curriculum that does not fully meet the needs of all pupils?
    19. What are the benefits of a topic based as opposed subject based curriculum?
    20. Describe your recent experience of leading a whole school initiative?
    21. How have you set about implementing the Teaching and Learning Policy? What were the outcomes of this?
    22. How do you monitor the assessment policy?
    23. How are targets set and how are they monitored?
    24. What strategies would you use to support a member of staff not achieving a satisfactory level of performance?
    25. Give some key points of successful behaviour management?
    26. How would you achieve successful parental partnership?
    27. How do we know children make progress with their learning from one year to the next?
    28. How would you go about raising staff, pupil and parents expectations?
    29. What is the most important thing you have learned while a member of the SMT at your current school?
    30. Give examples of two recent legislations, one you feel positive about and the other negative. Give reasons.
    31. How would you managethe school budget?
    32. How would you ensure consistent curriculum coverage?
    33. What is your understanding of the term Inclusion?
    34. Give an example of how you manage your time effectively.
    35. From your experience, what steps are needed to turn a policy on paper into effective practice?
    36. Tell us about an initiative you have developed through the school that was successful
    37. Tell us about an initiative that was less successful and what you learned from it
    38. What makes a good teacher?
    39. What makes a good Head?
    40. Do you think supporting a struggling member of staff who was an NQT would be the same as supporting experienced teacher?
    41. What are the characteristics of an effective school? How would you ensure that this school is effective?
    42. How would you motivate staff and encourage them to feel excited about their work when the burden of responsibility often appears overwhelming? Give an example
    43. How will you ensure that the role of deputy is more than just that of ?dogsbody??
    44. You feel uncomfortable with a decision that has been made by the Governing Body. How would you raise & discuss the matter?

    Good luck!
     
  4. Tremendous - thank you
     
  5. Ahh Dom, first interview, good to hear, really good! I'm wondering where it's for right enough ... I know there's a couple thats up at the moment that it can't be for ... so ... Good luck anyway!
     
  6. Hello again Pots - seem to remember some high quality advice given by you in previous months. I would not mind a couple of top tips if you can spare the time. dominie1@aol.com is my address
     
  7. You have mail.
     
  8. Send me an e-mail - i do a twenty min. 'phone call on role of DHT and interview.

    =:cool:[--[
     
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