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Headteacher Appointment

Information to assist controlled school governors in appointing a headteacher

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Appointment Procedure

STEP 1 – A Vacancy Arises

A Possible Timeline

STEP 2 – The Initial Meeting

STEP 3 – Shortlisting Meeting


Draft letter to candidates

STEP 4 – Interviews


Sample agenda/minute for Ratification Meeting

Support for New Headteachers

Supporting Papers

Headteacher Job Description

Framework for the Development of a Person Specification/Selection Criteria in a Voluntary Controlled School

Church Criteria

Additional Approaches to Panels and Presentations

Safeguarding Children and Young People  – Safer Recruitment

Guidance for Governors Attending the Pre-Interview Visit

The Legal Framework for Recruitment and Selection

How to feed back and give support on future CPD needs

Responsibilities in recruitment and selection

Example Shortlisting Proforma


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