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Headteacher recruitment: an overview

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Last updated on 17 September 2018
School types: All · School phases: All
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Is there good practice guidance on recruiting a headteacher? We look at the headteacher recruitment process step-by-step, setting out advice from the DfE and 2 of our associate education experts. We also point to further articles from The Key with more information on different stages of the process.

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  1. 1 Responsibility for headteacher appointment
  2. 2 Notifying the LA
  3. 3 Plan the recruitment process
  4. 4 Advertise the vacancy
  5. 5 Set up a selection panel
  6. 6 Shortlist candidates
  7. 7 Request references
  8. 8 Interviewing
  9. 9 Appoint the successful candidate
  10. 10 Communicate the appointment
  11. 11 Evaluate the process

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