Recruiting a Headteacher is arguably one of the most important tasks a board will undertake. Research suggests that school leadership is second only to classroom teaching as an influence on pupil learning and leaders improve teaching and learning indirectly and most powerfully through their influence on staff motivation, commitment and working conditions.
Analysis also tells us that, “the performance of a school almost never exceeds the quality of its leadership and management”, and more recent evidence suggests that, “the best leaders can transform any school through what they stand for, what they do and how they do it”.
It is therefore, essential for boards to have recruitment processes in place that will enable them to attract and recruit the right Headteacher for their school.
This session will cover:
- Understanding your school needs
- Advertising and marketing your school
- How to test the candidates suitability for your school
- Example of a timeline
- How to communicate the appointment