Appointing a member of your leadership team, whether that be a Headteacher, Deputy Headteacher or Assistant Headteacher is probably one of the most important tasks that a Governing Body undertakes. There is considerable evidence indicating that the quality of a School’s Headteacher is the single most significant factor in its success.
We understand the importance of this appointment and provide support to the Governing Body throughout the recruitment lifecycle by working in partnership to achieve a thorough and planned process that is designed to ensure the best possible candidate is appointed.
We attend the Initial Planning Meeting of the Selection Panel to provide support and advice on the recruitment process. We will assist with establishing a recruitment timeline and provide example wording of adverts and welcome letters from the chair. We will calculate the school group size and offer advice on pay ranges applicable to the school ensuring best practice and compliance with the School Teachers’ Pay & Conditions Document and the School’s Pay Policy.
We will advertise your vacancy on the Council Jobsite and on Get AHead (our Headteacher recruitment website designed purely for leadership in schools). You will also benefit from our preferential rates when advertising in the TES.
Throughout the recruitment cycle the Chair of Governors has a named HR contact allocated to them from the Schools Support Team to provide advice and support to ensure best practice and compliance with safer recruitment is maintained throughout.