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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.

KeyDoc: tasks checklist

We have created a KeyDoc with a checklist of tasks the chair of governors might carry out once a candidate for the headteacher's role has been chosen. You can download this KeyDoc by clicking on the following link:

KeyDoc: appointing a headteacher - tasks for the chair

In creating this checklist, we referred to guidance on headteacher recruitment from Department for Education (DfE), published with the National Governance Association.

Recruiting a headteacher, GOV.UK – DfE (Adobe pdf file)

We also referred to previous guidance from the National College for School Leadership, which became the National College for Teaching and Leadership. This guidance is from 2006, but should still be useful for you, and is now available from the UCL Institute of Education's Digital Education Resource Archive.

We also referred to a headteacher and senior leadership recruitment pack that Ealing Council published for its

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