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New Head

Discussion in 'Independent' started by justplaintired, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. My school is going to be interviewing for a new head soon. I would be interested in how much input and information the general teaching staff normally gets to know from governors. Many on our staff feel excluded at the moment - and I'm interested to know how other schools have managed the interview process as far as informing and including staff.
     
  2. My school is going to be interviewing for a new head soon. I would be interested in how much input and information the general teaching staff normally gets to know from governors. Many on our staff feel excluded at the moment - and I'm interested to know how other schools have managed the interview process as far as informing and including staff.
     
  3. we got to meet the candidates for the 2nd interview over break time coffee, but that's about all. I guess it is a decision for the governors not the staff.
     
  4. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    My experience is the same as that of pooky - just a brief meeting over coffee between HoDs and short listed candidates, but nothing more. I think most schools would regard the appointment of a new head as the sole responsibility of the governing body (and perhaps their most important job). I think some of the SMT may have been more closely involved in meetings with candidates, but not the staff in general.
     
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Best practice in HR actually requires that not even the Head has any involvement in the decision. S/he will not be involved in shortlisting, probably won't even be allowed to see the application forms.
    When my last replacement was sought, I only found out who was on the long list for stage 1 of the selection procedure because one of the Govs who was a personal friend broke ranks and told me on pain of sudden death if I let on.
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