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Interview Questions for Teachers

Sample of common interview
questions for teachers

The sample of common interview questions for teachers featured below represent the type of questions often asked during job interviews. As with all job interviews, adequate preparation is crucial and as a teacher, you will also need to research your potential employer, so make sure you find out all you can about the school from their website, the local education authority and Ofsted.

Your interview is your opportunity to highlight your strengths and achievements as a teacher and knowing the type of questions to expect is the first step. The second step is to spend time preparing your answers to the questions. The third step is to practice the answers in mock interview sessions with a friend.

Sample questions for teachers:

This sample selection of questions offer insight on the type of information interviewers are looking for.

  • Take us through a lesson you most enjoy.
  • Take us through a lesson you least enjoy
  • How would you deliver a lesson you prefer not to cover but must?
  • What are your main strengths?
  • What are your main weaknesses?
  • How do you maintain discipline in a class?
  • What steps do you take to provide students with additional support?
  • How do you develop good relationships with students?
  • How would you describe your teaching style?
  • Describe how you would develop a lesson plan.
  • How would you involve parents more actively?
  • How would you communicate to a parent about his/her child's progress?
  • What approach would you take if you disagree with a head teacher's way of handling a situation?
  • If a student informs you that he/she has been abused by other students, what action would you take?
  • How would you respond when faced with an angry teacher?

Study these common interview questions for teachers and practice your answers until you feel comfortable with your delivery.

Sample Interview Questions For Teachers