Recruiting a headteacher is one of the most important tasks a board will undertake, according to the Department for Education, "School leadership is extremely influential on the success of a school and it is therefore essential to give thought, care, time and attention to recruitment and selection processes."
Governors for Schools has just published new training, available on GovernorHub Knowledge, which sets out key 'need-to-knows' for anyone involved in the headteacher recruitment process.
CEO Hannah Stolton says, "We know that governors can often feel unprepared for what's in store when it comes to headteacher recruitment. But, if managed successfully, it's one of the most rewarding activities you'll carry out in the role and the impact you'll make is huge."
Throughout the online course, you hear from other governors about their experiences and gain advice from professionals. We're sharing a snapshot of some of the reflections and guidance found in the course to give you a flavour of how it might support you and your board.
When you're selecting a recruitment panel, you will need to consider the skills and abilities of your governors and what they bring to the table - but try to limit the panel to a maximum of four or five.
School governor Michael Jones says experience is useful but not always necessary.
If your board subscribes to GovernorHub Knowledge, you'll have access to the full course by logging into GovernorHub. It carries automatic certification and will be added to your GovernorHub training record on completion.
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