The Teaching Coach
The Teaching Coach
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‘The Teaching Coach’ is a platform to help educators, leaders and support staff through providing quality pastoral, teaching and career resources. You will find a host of resources in my shop from lesson resources to interview questions, through to CPDs and advice. The list of items I upload is also ever expanding and I am always open to suggestions. You can email me at: or find me on social media (links below!)

Resources included (20)

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 on 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 ‘40 Ideas for…’
    a) improving attendance and behaviour
    b) working across school and leading a team

Both perfect for reading before an interview

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

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

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

  4. an example form time quality assurance/learning walk document, so you can see what makes a great form time and what you might be asked about in interview

  5. 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

  6. 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

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

  8. 3 x sets of pastoral interview questions - 50 questions in total

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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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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