On Twitter, we asked,
What questions do you ask in a senior leader's interview?
Here are some of the responses:
How would you model our well-being ethos?— Lynne Stabler (@skyhighthinker) March 16, 2021
Tell me about a leader you admire!— LeadershipRelay (@LeadershipRelay) March 16, 2021
-Why do you want to work in OUR school?— Roksana H (@hussain_roksana) March 16, 2021
-Do your values ALIGN with the HTs?
-How would you CHALLENGE staff who are under performing?
-Give me an example when you had to manage a DIFFICULT member of staff?
- Who inspires you?
What is your personal educational philosophy? What do you believe a good education should look like?— Andy Mellor MCCT (@andymellor64) March 16, 2021
I should do a blog on this ..... In 200 characters...— Chris Dyson FCCT (@chrisdysonHT) March 16, 2021
*Dealing with parents
*Ch Pro / Safeguarding
*How has recent experience prepped you for this role
*What is the role of SLT
*Give eg of a whole sch initiative you've led
* Remote Learning/Covid
Agree - that’s a great, comprehensive list from @chrisdysonHT.— Kate Kellner-Dilks (@Kate_KDilks) March 16, 2021
Maybe something around; what have you led/changed in your current role that has made a positive difference and how do you know? (Encouraging the interviewee to analyse and articulate their impact)
Keep questions focused on the concrete, not theoretical.— Nick Hart (@MrNickHart) March 16, 2021
Can you give me an example of a leadership strategy you have used and the impact it had on the situation/ project ?— SIAN WILLIAMS (@principalsian) March 17, 2021
How do you inspire the very best in teaching and learning? What do you believe highly effective pedagogy looks like?— Andy Mellor MCCT (@andymellor64) March 16, 2021
Or...— Matt Koster-Marcon (@MatthewKoster) March 24, 2021
What's your 'why' and how will I know this from working with you?
I find any question that asks you to be definite about your strengths difficult. It feels counter-intuitive somehow, which isn’t ideal in an environment where you’re trying to sell yourself as much as possible. Maybe that’s just me though!— Daniel Woodrow (@Daniel_Woodrow) March 24, 2021
Can you floss?... Go on then...— Mr Tyers (@Mr_JTyers) March 24, 2021
If you were a superhero, what would your special power be?— Nicola Forster 💙 (@NicolaCforster5) March 24, 2021
How do you (successfully) engage the hardest to reach within your school community?— Kate Kellner-Dilks (@Kate_KDilks) March 24, 2021
What is your one non-negotiable? pic.twitter.com/GLhtWKZDza— Colette Lamb (@ColetteLamb_HT) March 24, 2021