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Recruitment of a Head

Discussion in 'Primary' started by sanderton_44, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. sanderton_44

    sanderton_44 New commenter

    Looking for some advice or thoughts on a recent recruitment process. After advertising externally and receiving applications, it was decided that the internal applicant would take on the position (headship) with no interview taking place 'his application was so strong' that it did not need to proceed. He is now continuing as Acting Head after this 'process'. Does anybody have any thoughts on this sort of process, as to whether it is acceptable that based on an application alone the job would be awarded to that person without an interview?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    As an ordinary teacher (i e not SMT) I've seen this a few times. Usually because the School needs someone in situ and, knowing DHs have to give a term's notice and they've missed the date, will do this (provided the candidate is good of course) and readvertise, if necessary at a later date.
    Acting is just that- filling in short-term. if they are successful can save money not advertising / interviewing, but leaving options open to advertise if they wish.
    If the Acting Head is internal everyone will be cognisant of their abilities, so yes no need to formally interview.

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