Here is a sample of the kinds of questions I would like to ask about a school when it's my turn: * How would you characterise the relationship between the owner/board etc and the teachers/school? * How does the management team respond to teacher initiatives? * How open is the school to change and new developments? * How open is your door? * How would you characterise the atmosphere in the staff room? If I ask these types of questions, will they appreciate my honesty, or cross me off the shortlist?