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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by leighcooper, Jan 21, 2020.

  1. leighcooper

    leighcooper New commenter

    Hi all,

    I hope you can help, I've been asked for interview - nothing to prep, six candidates over two days! I'm assuming there's going to be a data task, which is where I have fallen down in the past - any advice?
  2. abacus1982

    abacus1982 Established commenter

    Go through their website and the published data on DfE. Pick out trends and areas of strength and for development and create a document which has got all that information to support you. This was what I did. Meant I had most of it done so when I was given data to do I just had a little bit more detail to put in. Remember to bring out what the strengths are not just the areas to develop.
  3. Skychaserhigh

    Skychaserhigh New commenter

    Just be careful about spending a lot of time analysing the school's data. I have had two interviews now where the SIA has produced an anonymous data portfolio, not connected to the school - I don't want you to waste your time and be thrown if it is not the school data!
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  4. ScienceGuy

    ScienceGuy Established commenter

    That said, practising analysing data can only be a good thing if this is an area were you have underperformed in the past.

    Once you have had a look at some data, see if a data focused colleague can give you any pointers for areas you missed or misinterpreted.
  5. thejudgesscoresarein

    thejudgesscoresarein Occasional commenter

    Gather information about the school- have a look at the OFSTED report and league tables if you haven’t already. Usually on HT interviews, you won’t get asked to prepare, but it’s good having knowledge of these facts so that you can refer to this during interview.

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