The Teaching Coach
The Teaching Coach
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The Teaching Coach is a platform to help teachers, leaders and support staff by providing a range of quality pastoral, teaching and career resources. You will find a host of resources here from form times and assemblies through to interview prep, application letters, professional development and guidance. Not to mention, lessons, schemes of work and learning resources. If you can't see what you need, you can email me at: or find me on social media (links below!)

Resources included (19)

In this resource, you will find 20 resources to help you prepare for a Head of Year or Pastoral Leader interview.

You can also find two smaller bundles here:

Pastoral Leader Interview Bundle: (13 resources):

Pastoral Leader Interview Bundle: (8 resources):

This ultimate bundle of resources contains everything to help you prepare for almost every area of an interview! This includes:

  1. the first in my series of 5 big pastoral questions including how to answer 5 common questions or scenarios posed in an interview

  2. example year group planning and improvement planning documents for you to read and be able to reference ideas from

  3. two booklets to read before yourinterview ‘40 Ideas for…’
    a) improving attendance and behaviour
    b) working across school and leading a team

  4. an example raising aspirations assembly used on a successful interview

  5. a job description and overview of the role of Head of Year to give you a clear understanding of the expectations of the post

  6. an example form time rota to help you understand how to organise tutor time as a Head of Year

  7. a 7 page PDF guide on getting ready for a pastoral leader interview including tips on what to expect, what skills you’ll need to show and what you can practice before the day!

  8. a PDF on student panel guidance and how to ace a student panel - a task which has been included on every HOY interview I’ve attended

  9. an attendance letter bundle (to be sent to carers/parents), so you can see the letter/legal process followed for attendance concerns - this is very useful to understand the stages of attendance follow up

  10. an attendance improvement plan to give you plenty to talk about when you’re asked about how you would improve attendance

  11. 3 x sets of pastoral interview questions - 50 questions in total

  12. an example data analysis task to help you hone your data skills - great for practicing data analysis as a pastoral leader

  13. guidance on the prioritisation in tray task - which has been on every HOY interview I’ve had

  14. guidance on writing a response to a letter of concern from a parent - a common in tray task

  15. a detailed guide to raising attainment as a pastoral leader - great for if you’re asked to create a presentation or answer questions about how you would raise attainment

  16. a detailed guide to analysing data as a pastoral leader - full of top tips and hints for how to offer your best analysis from a pastoral perspective

  17. my detailed guidance for new heads of year - this will give you a great feel for the role and how you will manage it!

A genuinely awesome bundle of resources to help prepare you for an interview.

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