Greetings to all. I'm interested in learning about the precise minimum legal requirements for head teachers to be considered for a post. Specifically, does the candidate have to have a teaching qualification for example......or other minimal requirements to be considered for this most important role? It is my understanding that for academies, for example, there may be occasions when the role might be undertaken in a 'CEO' type of role. What about in a plain vanilla secondary school for example? Personally speaking, I think that all head teachers/principals etc should have a teaching qualification as an absolute minimum but would very much appreciate further advice or opinions on this query. Thanks and look forward to hearing your views.