Last reviewed on 30 June 2022
School types: All · School phases: Primary
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Download and use our example interview questions and record sheet so you can feel confident that a candidate is a good fit for your school. Pick specific questions for primary, secondary, special and faith schools.

Use the interview to check they’re right for your school

By the time you're interviewing candidates, you may already have a good idea of their competencies through their:

  • Application form and CV
  • References
  • Interview tasks

The interview is your chance to make sure they’re right for your school.

How to use our questions 

Our list of questions is suitable for any deputy headteacher post. Use it during each interview to record the responses given and score evidence (you'll need one copy for each interview). 

In the download, you'll find:

  • General questions for any school type
  • Tailored questions for primary, secondary, special and faith schools 
  • Tips for what to look for in candidates' answers

Be sure to personalise our example questions to the role you're recruiting for, your school and any issues your school is facing  Don’t treat our ‘what to look for’ column as a checklist – candidates' answers will vary based on their experiences There are many questions in our