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Are you considering taking on a new headteacher role or perhaps you have an interview coming up for a headship at either your current or a new school? Firstly, don’t panic. The team at Smile Leadership have some tips and advice to help take some of the stress away and ensure that you are as prepared as can be.
Headship interviews are a little different
An interview for a headteacher role is different from other school positions for two reasons:
How to prepare for a headship interview
Laura, Director of Smile Leadership, who has over 10 years experience working in education recruitment, offers some pointers on the best ways to prepare for a headteacher interview.
Reflect and review your experiences
Get to know the school
Whether you’re an external candidate who is new to the school or an internal candidate looking for a promotion, it’s important to brush up on key facts about the school.
You should read up on the following before heading into your interview:
The data you uncover can then be used to compare the school against the national average and other schools in the area.
The headteacher interview process
Headteacher interviews are usually much more than just an interview and those applying will often be expected to complete at least one task during the process.
Common headteacher interview tasks include: