Headteacher Recruitment

BEP can support your school in the recruitment of a new Headteacher from start to finish. 

“Head recruitment is a daunting prospect for many Governors. Getting the process right and making the right decision is crucial. I believe that securing the right support to guide you though the process is imperative. This my forth such appointment process as a Governor supported by BEP. They brought rigorous process, sage advise and calm management to every aspect of the process. I am happy to recommend their support to fellow Governors.” Hunters Hill Technology College

“It was good to have such expert advisers to steer us through one of the most important decision a Governing Body has to make.’ Clifton Primary School

We can offer a combination of or all of the below in your Headteacher recruitment process:


  • Initial contact with Chair of Governors
  • First Meeting with whole Governing Body to discuss strategic approach to appointment in terms of school structures and appointment of selection panel

Meetings with the panel members to provide:

  • Support in reviewing key documents to evaluate the schools’ current position and the specific requirements for the role
  • Assistance in drafting the job description and personal specification (templates can be provided)
  • Guidance re salary in line with framework
  • Support in drafting the job advert content
  • Outline decisions about the selection process

Posting vacancy

  • Post vacancy on all appropriate recruitment sites and advertised via BEP website and newsletter as standard
  • Support for Governors in creating a candidate pack to include letter from the governors, poignant information regarding the school and job description and personal specification
  • Receive all applications for shortlisting and invitations to interview

Leading to interview and interview process

  • Attendance at shortlisting meeting to review all applications and provide professional support and advice regarding the most appropriate candidates
  • Inviting successful candidates to interview
  • Support with interview pack preparation 


  • Attendance and full participation at the interview(s)  


  • Final post-interview meeting with the Governing Body to review applications and make final selection, if appropriate
  • Provision of verbal feedback to all candidates

We understand that schools will want some or all phases of support. For further information and a detailed discussion about your needs

Please call 0121 285 0924 or email danietha.hayden@bep.education



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