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Advertising internally for Assistant Head...

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by aw27, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. aw27

    aw27 New commenter

    Are you sure? I know a head that employed a deputy head from existing staff without advertising or even telling most of the rest of the staff! And I'm fairly sure this person would have checked what they were and weren't allowed to do!
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Certain - The School Staffing (England) Regulations 2009 , para 15. The rules applying to appointing Head and Deputy Head are identical.
    However, that para also allows Governing Bodies not to advertise either post if "it has good reason not to" and guidance on what that means isn't very specific. It's often invoked where appointing the internal person wouldn't create a job vacancy, or putting the other way round, if you filled the DHT post externally someone else on the staff would have to be made redundant.
    BTW head cannot appoint the deputy. Only Governing Body can do this and cannot delegate it to the head.
  3. I've got a hunch that if it's a restructure, and an external advert would create a risk of redundancy, then it's possible to advertise internally only.
  4. aw27

    aw27 New commenter

    That would explain it - it was a matter of shifting roles rather than filling a vacancy. I imagine however that the head 'directed' the governors as to who 'they' should appoint....!
  5. I also think there is a clause that says something like "unless there is a good reason not to".

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