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.