Last reviewed on 10 January 2022
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You can still successfully recruit a headteacher if you can't do it face to face. Here's what you need to do differently to lead a remote recruitment round and how to do it well.

Take extra precautions so the process runs smoothly

Plan for people being off sick

  • Use a shared drive for all recruitment documents. Make sure everyone who needs to has access 
  • At the end of each day, note down where you're at in the recruitment process and what the next steps are, so that others can pick it up if needed
  • Add extra buffer time into your process to account for any delays 
  • Have more than 1 recruitment panel member trained in safer recruitment. If you're a member of Safeguarding Training Centre from The Key, take our safer recruitment eLearning module

Make sure you over-communicate throughout the process 

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