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Headteacher succession planning

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Last updated on 12 October 2017
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Is there guidance on headteacher succession planning? We look at guidance from the National College and relay advice from our associate experts on succession planning. We also link to information on professional development courses for future leaders.

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  1. 1 Start planning early
  2. 2 Identify and manage leadership talent
  3. 3 Explore different leadership options
  4. 4 Retain the current headteacher
  5. 5 Manage the enthusiasm of senior staff
  6. 6 Make arrangements to support a new headteacher

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