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Headteacher recruitment toolkit

Practical tools and advice to guide governing bodies through headteacher recruitment.

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Our headteacher recruitment toolkit for maintained school governing bodies covers every stage of the process. From planning a recruitment timeline to making an appointment, we've included practical advice and templates to help find the right candidate and save your board time.

The toolkit covers:

  • appointing a governor selection panel
  • getting specialist recruitment support
  • the headteacher job description and person specification
  • advertising the role
  • shortlisting
  • interview questions
  • reaching a decision
  • post-appointment actions

A toolkit for CEO recruitment in an academy trust is also available.

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