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Recruiting a senior executive leader

E-learning
04/04/2021

At a glance

This two-unit module provides informed, practical guidance for all stages of recruiting a headteacher, chief executive officer, or other senior executive leader.

You will cover:

what is required at each stage of the recruitment process
what resources are needed for the process
what should go in the application pack
ensuring an ethical and transparent process
Study time

1 hour

Certificate upon completion

Module description

Unit 1 - Recruiting a senior executive leader: Planning and preparation

This unit works through the first crucial stages of the process. What sort of leader is needed? What are the legal considerations? What will the timeline for the process be? Who needs to be involved from the school or trust and what external support is needed? What will the cost be? What needs to go into the application pack? The unit answers all these questions in a practical and helpful way and includes downloadable template documents and further guidance.

Unit 2 - Recruiting a senior executive leader: conducting the recruitment exercise

This unit focuses on the process from advert to successful appointment. How to best attract the right candidates? How to select the best candidates for interview? What should the selection day and interview stage include? How to ensure an ethical and transparent process? The unit answers all of these questions in a practical and helpful way and includes downloadable template documents and further guidance.

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    • “The planning for and recruitment process is well laid out and understandable. When the time comes to employ a new school leader I will return to this module to review the process”

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    • “Information was very practical and covered a wide range of issues in an accessible way”

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    • “Good advice and suggestions across the whole sphere of senior leadership recruitment”

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