Interview questions for leadership roles in education


If you’re preparing for leadership roles in education, then having a list of up to date interview questions is a must!

Read on to find out the questions shared as recent questions they’ve experienced - by some of my recent clients and by the members of my Membership Group called - ‘The Teachers’ Promotion Club’.

  • Give a brief outline of any relevant experience both before and after you became a teacher?

  • Describe how you would work with the BOM, department and other stakeholders involved in the school?

  • Serious behaviour incident - how would you deal with it as the principal?

  • What would you do to involve parents?

  • Explain your vision for the school?

  • How would you manage an underperforming teacher?

  • How would you involve a reluctant teacher in a new initiative or a change?

  • Did you ever have an initiative that didn’t work, why?

  • How would you balance the role of principal?

  • How would you allow others to take on leadership roles/responsibilities?

  • How would you manage SSE across the team?

  • How would you cater for the spiritual development of the children?

  • If you had to write a new RE programme tomorrow what would you include/exclude?

  • How would you deal with a child protection disclosure?

  • What key skills do you have to make you a good leader?

  • As DP how would you work with the principal?

  • Scenarios: 1) A child fell on the yard and was hurt 2) The boiler has broken down and heat not working 3) An angry parent at the door - how would you manage that? and 4) you receive an anonymous letter to the school saying that there is systemic bullying taking place in a certain class - what do you do? 5) A parent wants their child to be moved from one class to the other class at that level because their child and teacher do not get on - what do you do?

  • How would you work with staff to ensure that that the teaching and learning is developing throughout the school?

  • Give us an example of how you have monitored and evaluated the effectiveness of an area of the curriculum?

  • How would you evaluate the quality of teaching and learning in a school?

  • When did you adopt a different approach in leadership style and what did you notice?

  • How would you deal with an underperforming teacher/staff member?

Find out more about the Teachers’ Promotion Club here. We would love to welcome you into the fold.



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