Case Study

Headteacher Recruitment

The Case

The longstanding and highly successful Headteacher is retiring, and the Governors are unsure how to go about seeking her replacement in a way that matches their vision for the culture of the School and its ethos.

The Schools People Bring

The investment of time to visit and discuss with Governors the goals they want to set for the recruitment process, as well as getting to understand the culture and legacy they wish to protect and develop. A broad view of cultural issues across the Primary sector and comprehension of the competing theories which are at work in the system. High-level listening, questioning and negotiation skills to develop a precise picture of the Governors’ desires and how these will serve their community.

A senior HR Consultant works with a team of Governors to design the recruitment process, to finalise all the relevant paperwork and information, to design the selection days and the range of methodologies to be applied. Finally, the Schools People are present as trusted advisers throughout the selection process leading to a successful appointment.

Immediate Benefits

Governors are granted confidence that the process they have followed was designed by and for them by experts and that expertise was on hand at all times to guide and advise them. The School is able to protect the outgoing Headteacher’s considerable legacy thus granting her peace of mind whilst introducing new thinking, new challenges and new developments for the future.

Follow on Benefits

The School continues to deliver its consistently “Good” rated broad curriculum for pupils based on a shared culture of respect.

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