Here are some questions to consider when interviewing a headteacher for an independent school:
What is the mission statement of the school, and how do you ensure that it is reflected in the culture and practises of the school?
How do you create a sense of community among students, staff, and parents?
What is the school's approach to curriculum design and development, and how do you ensure it is in line with the mission and vision of the school?
How do you assess the school's success, and what key performance indicators do you employ?
How do you approach teacher professional development, and how do you ensure that your staff is current on educational trends and research?
How do you involve parents and other stakeholders in school activities and decision-making so that they are informed and involved?
What initiatives do you have in place to promote these values, and how do you address issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the school?
How does the school approach student assessment, and how do you ensure that it is fair and accurate?
How do you help students who are having academic, social, or emotional difficulties, and what resources do you have in place to help them?
What are the school's future plans for growth and development, and how do you intend to keep the school competitive in the independent school sector?
How will you work with the Business Manager to ensure the long term financial viability of the school given the current pressures on some parents?