Recruiting a headteacher

A guide to help governors and trustees make effective decisions when recruiting and selecting headteachers and other school leaders.


Recruiting a headteacher

Headteacher recruitment toolkit


This guide, written in partnership with the National Governance Association, highlights the importance of professional recruitment practice in recruiting and selecting headteachers. It:

  • identifies good practice
  • emphasises the need for fairness and transparency
  • signposts to all related guidance

It should be read alongside the recruitment toolkit, also available on this page.

This guide replaces `A guide to recruiting and selecting a new headteacher’ published in 2012.

Published 14 December 2017