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Headteacher Recruitment

by Michael Ford last modified 14 Jun, 2019 04:03 PM
What do governing bodies do first?

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As soon as the outgoing Head teacher’s written resignation has been received, Chairs of Governors for Church schools and academies should notify 

Nicola will liaise with the relevant Local Authority to ensure that all church schools are supported by both the diocese and the Local Authority. Governing Bodies are strongly advised to make full use of Local Authority and Diocesan Board of Education Advisers and the LA support HR service.

Our advisers provide documents to support governing bodies  in carrying out the selection process: click the icon below for initial examples.

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The school should have a policy and procedure for recruitment and selection which they have adopted to conform to The Model Recruitment and Selection Policy Procedure for Teaching and Support Staff in Schools. In this, LA HR teams stress that, it is vital that measures described in their guidance are applied thoroughly whenever someone is recruited to work in a school.

The Local Authority will not accept liability for any actions, claims, costs or expenses arising out of a school’s decision not to follow their recommended policy or procedure, where it is found that the school’s Governing Body has been negligent or has acted in an unfair or discriminatory manner.

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