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Headteacher departure: managing the process

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Last updated on 13 December 2017
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What should we do if our headteacher retires or resigns? We relay advice from The Key's associate education experts on how a governing board can manage the transition to a new headteacher. We also look at phased retirement and ways that governors can support an interim headteacher in their role.

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  1. 1 Governors cannot postpone a headteacher's departure
  2. 2 Notifying the relevant authorities
  3. 3 Informing key stakeholders 
  4. 4 Delaying departure
  5. 5 Phased retirement
  6. 6 ‘Bridging the gap’ between headteachers
  7. 7 Supporting interim leaders: issues to consider

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