Assistant headteacher: interview questions and tasksUpdatedCover everything you need to during the interview process with our example questions, with some specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools. Understand what you can't ask in an interview and use our tasks document to see a candidate put their skills into practice.
Conducting senior leadership team recruitment interviewsWhat is good practice for conducting senior leadership team interviews? We look at guidance on selection panels, planning, arranging and conducting interviews, and techniques for effective interviewing. You can also download a KeyDoc interview record sheet.
Headteacher: interview questions and tasksUpdatedCover everything you need to during the interview process with our example questions, with some specific to primary, secondary, special and faith schools. Understand what you can't ask in an interview and use our tasks document to see a candidate put their skills into practice.
Interview questions for a deputy headteacher (Christian faith school)What might we ask at a deputy headteacher interview for a Christian faith school? We relay suggestions of questions for Christian faith schools from one of our associate education experts, presented in a downloadable KeyDoc. We also link to guidance from the CofE and a Catholic diocese.
Interview questions for a deputy headteacher (primary)What interview questions could we ask primary deputy headteacher candidates? This article contains a downloadable KeyDoc interview record sheet with suggested questions for primary deputy headteachers and what to look for in responses. It also relays advice on making interview questions topical.
Interview questions for a school business managerCan you suggest interview questions for a school business manager? The Key's associate education experts suggest questions to ask about different aspects of the school business manager role, and what to look for in a candidate's answers. We also refer to advice from the National College.
Governing board involvement in appointing staffHow involved should the governing body be in appointing staff? In this article, we refer to guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) on appointing staff. We also relay advice from One Education and one of our associate education experts.
Recruitment checks: cheat sheetDo you know your DBS check from your section 128? Barred list check from prohibition from teaching? Learn the difference between the key recruitment checks, and why they're important.
Safer recruitment: role of the governing boardYour board needs to confirm safer recruitment procedures are carried out in your school as part of it’s safeguarding responsibilities. Get to grips with what your role is, and how to do it.
Shortlisting candidates: template and guidanceDownload our shortlisting template to help you identify which candidates to invite for interview. Find out how to make sure your process is fair and that you shortlist the right people.
Appointing a headteacher: tasks for the chairAs chair, what should I do once we have decided on a headteacher? This article includes a downloadable KeyDoc containing a checklist of tasks for a chair of governors might carry out after a headteacher has been picked. We also refer to guidance from the National College and a local authority.
Co-headship: guidance for governorsThere's been a lot of buzz around the concept of flexible working and co-headship. Learn more about what co-headship is and what you need to consider when deciding if it might be right for your school.
Deputy headteachers: appointment and payThe process for appointing and setting pay for a deputy headteacher is nearly identical to that for a headteacher. Download our model job description and understand the process for hiring new deputy heads as well as how to pay acting deputy heads.
Headteacher absence: how to respondKnow what your board needs to do if your headteacher is absent for the short-term or long-term, for example if they're on sick leave or have resigned. Download and adapt our template letter to communicate the situation to parents.
Headteacher recruitment: an overviewRead our step-by-step guide to recruiting a headteacher, including advertising, shortlisting candidates, holding interviews and making the appointment.
Headteacher recruitment: what to avoidWhat should we avoid doing when recruiting a headteacher? This article relays tips from an education consultant, who sets out what to avoid during the headteacher recruitment process. The article also highlights guidance from the National College for School Leadership.
Headteacher selection panel: requirements and eligibilityHeadteacher selection panels are required in maintained schools and recommended in academies. Learn about the composition of the panel, the qualifications for its members, and how to keep everyone involved in the recruitment process.
Recruiting a headteacherSave time by reading our summary of the headteacher recruitment process in just one page. Download a copy to share with your governing board.
Writing a reference for your headteacherFind out what’s expected of you if you receive a request for a reference for your headteacher. Understand whether you need to write a reference, who should write it and what it should cover.
Early career teacher (ECT) induction: summaryFrom 1 September 2021, newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction will be replaced by a 2-year early career teacher (ECT) induction, underpinned by the Early Career Framework (ECF). Here are the key points you need to know.