Last reviewed on 11 October 2021
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Understand what an external adviser brings to the table and how they can help you successfully manage your headteacher's performance.

Why do we need an external adviser?

The external adviser advises and supports the governors during the appraisal process.

If you're in a maintained school, you must appoint an external adviser. There's no such requirement in an academy, but you can do if you'd like. 

What does the external adviser do?

The adviser will: 

Note that the adviser is an "agent of the governing board" and so shouldn't have a closer allegiance