• Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasks Cover everything you need to during the interview process with our example questions, with some specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools. Understand what you can't ask in an interview and use our tasks document to see a candidate put their skills into practice.
  • Headteacher: interview questions and tasks Cover everything you need to during the interview process with our example questions, with some specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools. Understand what you can't ask in an interview and use our tasks document to see a candidate put their skills into practice.
  • Interview questions for a clerk to the governing board Use these interview questions when you recruit your next clerk and see what to look for in a response. They're based on the DfE's clerking competency framework.
  • Interview questions for a deputy headteacher (Christian faith school) What might we ask at a deputy headteacher interview for a Christian faith school? We relay suggestions of questions for Christian faith schools from one of our associate education experts, presented in a downloadable KeyDoc. We also link to guidance from the CofE and a Catholic diocese.
  • Interview questions for a deputy headteacher (primary) What interview questions could we ask primary deputy headteacher candidates? This article contains a downloadable KeyDoc interview record sheet with suggested questions for primary deputy headteachers and what to look for in responses. It also relays advice on making interview questions topical.
  • Interview tasks for a clerk to the governing board Find out what tasks you can set when recruiting a clerk to the governing board, and what to look for in a response.
  • School business manager (SBM): interview questions Get advice on what questions you can ask, and what to look for in the candidate's answer, during the interview process to recruit a school business manager (SBM).
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  • Governing board's role in appointing staff Understand the part your board plays in appointing headteachers, deputy headteachers and other members of staff in maintained schools and academies. Discover more about your safer recruitment responsibilities and how to remain strategic.
  • Headteacher recruitment: top tips for attracting candidates If your headteacher has just resigned (or intends to), it might feel as though there's no time to find any replacement, much less the perfect headteacher for your school. You've got time. Here's what to do now.
  • Headteacher recruitment: what to do if it's not going well Recruiting a headteacher is difficult, time-consuming, and it isn't always successful despite your best efforts. Here's some advice on how to start over if it's not going well and you can't turn it around.
  • Recruitment checks: cheat sheet Do you know your DBS check from your section 128? Barred list check from prohibition from teaching? Learn the difference between the key recruitment checks, and why they're important.
  • Safer recruitment: role of the governing board Your board needs to confirm safer recruitment procedures are carried out in your school as part of it’s safeguarding responsibilities. Get to grips with what your role is, and how to do it.
  • Shortlisting candidates: template and guidance UpdatedDownload our shortlisting template to help you identify which candidates to invite for interview. Find out how to make sure your process is fair and that you shortlist the right people.
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  • Early career teacher (ECT) induction: summary From 1 September 2021, newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction will be replaced by a 2-year early career teacher (ECT) induction, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF). Here are the key points you need to know.
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