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Last updated on 25 January 2019
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If your headteacher has just resigned, or intends to, it might feel as though there's no time to find any replacement, much less your dream head. Don't panic! Here's what to do.

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  1. Start your search as soon as you get notice from your head
  2. Take the time you need to choose the right person
  3. Get a recruitment pack ready to go
  4. Make sure your online presence is appealing
  5. Get the best bang for your buck in advertising
  6. Advertise online for free
  7. How to deal with specific challenges

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