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  • Advertising requirements: headteacher vacancy Get up-to-speed on what you need to know about advertising for a new headteacher, including “good reasons” for not advertising at all.
  • Appointing a headteacher: tasks for the chair As 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 governors There'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 pay The 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 respond Know 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 overview Read our step-by-step guide to recruiting a headteacher, including advertising, shortlisting candidates, holding interviews and making the appointment.