Job interviews are not simply an opportunity for your prospective school to learn more about you; they are also an opportunity for you to learn more about the school and people to whom you will be devoted your life to.
However, because there is an opportunity to ask the school questions frequently at the end of an interview, you will be asked a question like:
‘Do you have any questions or is there anything you have not had the opportunity to say that you would like to say?’
Here is what we suggest you could ask:
1. What do you personally like most about working at this school?
2. What do you find most challenging about working at this school?
3. I say you are a good school, why are you not yet outstanding?
4. How would you describe your school’s culture and ethos?
5. How will you support me in my role as senior leader?
6. How will you look after my well-being?
7. How do you help your staff grow professionally?
8. What new initiatives or changes are on the horizon for the school?
9. Is there anything we have not yet covered that you think is important to know about working here?
10. What, as governors, do you see are the strengths and weaknesses of the school?