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Elementary School Teacher Interview Questions


Primary School Teachers teach children between the ages of 5-12 basic elementary school subjects, such as reading comprehension, arithmetic, and beginner science. They are responsible for creating a curriculum for young students to follow throughout the school year as well as monitoring their progress and providing feedback along the way.

In addition, Primary School Teachers also play a large part in the emotional development of their students. Being a Primary School Teacher is a hands-on job that will require you to not only provide structure but to also foster healthy social relations and an inclusive learning environment.


Primary School Teacher responsibilities may include:

  • Develop a quarterly curriculum.
  • Assign/grade homework and classroom assignments.
  • Monitor student progress throughout the school year.
  • Prepare progress reports on a quarterly basis.
  • Meet with parents to talk about student performance and behavior.



Making sure that young students are properly educated is an important task. One that will have a great impact on the rest of their lives. In order to ensure that students are getting the most out of their early schooling, a skilled Primary School Teacher will:

  • Exercise patience and empathy when handling their students.
  • Find innovative ways to keep their students engaged with the material.
  • Maintain a friendly, but professional demeanor at all times.
  • Stay organized to ensure the curriculum is followed smoothly.
  • Communicate effectively with administration and parents.


To secure a position as a Primary School Teacher, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s of Education, as well as a state approved teacher certification. In addition, they will typically be subjected to a Background Check. After qualifying for a position as a Primary School Teacher, candidates will need to regularly renew their teaching certification.



  • Why did you decide to go into education? More specifically, why did you want to become a Primary School Teacher?

  • How do you foster healthy relationships with the parents of your students?

  • How would you handle having a classroom with more students than you are used to?

  • How do you create a creative environment in the classroom?

  • What would you do if a child is misbehaving in class?

  • How would you handle a student that refuses to do their assignment?